Entertainment One

eOne, Three Tables forge development, distribution deal

Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne) has struck a multi-year distribution deal with indie production company Three Tables Productions. Under the pact, Three Tables will develop and produce original scripted programming for eOne to distribute on a worldwide basis. The prodco is currently developing a variety of projects aimed at the UK and international markets, with partners […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Run

This half-hour comedy, which had been due to receive its world premiere at Series Mania in Lille, comes from two of the creative talents whose previous work includes the likes of Killing Eve and Fleabag. Run, which has been created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and writer Vicky Jones, follows the life of a woman, played by […]

Appointment round-up: Simon Pegg’s Stolen Picture hires Comedy Central exec; Great Point Media adds eOne VP of sales

Stolen Picture appoints Comedy Central’s Lucy Robinson Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s production outfit Stolen Picture has added Comedy Central’s head of original content Lucy Robinson to its exec producer ranks. Robinson will take up the role from next month at the Sony Pictures Television-backed prodco, which was launched in 2017. Its output includes movie […]

StudioCanal UK appoints eOne’s Alex Hamilton as CEO

StudioCanal UK has appointed former Entertainment One UK (eOne UK) executive Alex Hamilton as its new CEO. Hamilton will report to group CEO Anna Marsh and will join the company on 22 April. He replaces incumbent CEO Nicola Shindler, who was appointed to the role in 2018, and now becomes chief creative officer for the […]

NBCU International takes eOne dramas for Germany

Entertainment One has agreed a multi-year licensing partnership with NBCUniversal International in Germany for four of eOne’s first run series. NBCUniversal International licensed pay television rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Deputy, Upright, Nurses and Burden of Truth which it will broadcast across its portfolio of channels including 13th Street and Universal TV. Deputy will be the first series to launch in […]

Hasbro completes $3.8bn deal for Entertainment One

Power Rangers owner Hasbro has completed its $3.8bn deal (£2.9bn) to acquire Entertainment One (eOne), the company behind kids behemoth Peppa Pig and dramas such as The Rookie. Darren Throop, eOne’s president and CEO, will now report to Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO. Elsewhere, eOne’s president of family & brands Olivier Dumont will also […]

Drama deals: eOne boards first French drama, Eccho swoops for Sweden’s ‘Love Me’

Entertainment One picks up first French-language drama Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up international distribution rights to France 2 crime drama La Garçonne from Call My Agent! producers Mother Production and Gedesel. The deal marks eOne’s first French-language acquisition, and was brokered by Noel Hedges, EVP of acquisitions and international distribution for the studio. Set […]

Hasbro’s $4bn Entertainment One deal to be investigated by UK competition regulator

US toy giant Hasbro’s $4bn deal for Entertainment One (eOne) is to be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will explore whether the proposed acquisition, first revealed in August, would cause a “substantial lessening of competition” in the UK. The CMA’s examination will start on Friday […]

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