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Kids round-up: Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel; eOne readies more ‘Power Rangers’; Apple TV+ expands ‘Peanuts’ deal

Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel series Disney+ has finally confirmed that the long-expected sequel series to the George Lucas-produced 1988 fantasy adventure feature Willow is set to enter production next year. The series is being produced by Lucasfilm and it will be the company’s first foray into non-Star Wars storytelling since 2015. Jon M Chu (Crazy […]

Go big or go small? Sales chiefs talk global deals

Covid-19’s impact on production coincided with US studios going direct-to-consumer, creating what appeared to be a sales opportunity like no other. Richard Middleton catches up with the world’s top distribution execs to gauge whether it was a fruitful summer US studios’ plans to launch their own streamers had been known for some time by the […]

Former eOne president Mark Gordon launches new prodco

Former Entertainment One (eOne) president and CCO Mark Gordon has launched a new production outfit, Mark Gordon Pictures, backed by the company. The veteran US producer, who worked on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds, and features including Saving Private Ryan, will focus on both film and TV projects and continue to create […]

eOne joins A+E in dropping physical presence from MIPCOM

Canada-based multinational Entertainment One (eOne) has become the latest company to pull out of attending the physical MIPCOM 2020 event due to concerns about Covid-19. Hasbro-owned eOne is, however, understood to instead be making alternative plans for an online presence, details of which have not yet been revealed. The news, first reported by C21, follows […]

Kids round-up: ‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia; ‘Malory Towers’ goes global

‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia Australia’s Channel 9 and Nick Jr have both picked up animated preschool series Ricky Zoom for broadcast following deals with Entertainment One (eOne). The 52 x 11-minute first season will land on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr, in Australia today, before heading to Channel 9 later in the year. Monica […]

EOne confirms HBO alum Michael Lombardo as global TV president

Hasbro-owned producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has confirmed that former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has been appointed to head its international TV division. News of Lombardo’s appointment emerged last month, with the veteran exec now formally named as president of global TV at eOne, with a remit across development and production of all […]

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