China places restrictions on TV investment

The Chinese government has laid out new rules on overseas investments, which includes new restrictions on film and TV projects. The government set out three new categories of investment, which included banned, restricted and encouraged investments, according to Bloomberg. In a statement, the National Development and Reform Commission of China criticised “irrational” overseas investment in […]

Channel 4 hires Murdoch for new-look ents team

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled its new look entertainment team, with producer Karen Murdoch drafted in and Tom Beck promoted. Head of entertainment and TV events Ed Harvard as added Murdoch as a third commissioning string. She will be commissioning editor, entertainment alongside Syeda Irtizaali, who also has a commissioning editor role, and Antonia […]

UK indies rebound on international growth

UK indie producers have reversed a sector-wide revenue decline, with international growth propelling the sector to turnover of almost £3 billion (US$3.7 billion). Cumulative revenues across the UK indie production sector fell in 2014, but international sales of content from these production companies spurred a 3.5% uptick in revenues of £2.987 billion. The international growth […]

Amblin Partners boss extends contract

Steven Spielberg’s new US content company, Amblin Partners, has extended CEO Michael Wright’s contract “for multiple years into the future”. This comes after Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One united to create film- and TV-focused Amblin Partners in December last year. Wright was at that time named CEO, having joined DreamWorks […]

Klondike star Cornish take trip to Cannes

Abbie Cornish, who stars in Discovery’s first scripted series Klondike, will be in Cannes to promote the miniseries with distributor Entertainment One. Greg Poehler from upcoming TV4 comedy Welcome to Sweden, and Michael Gross from Call Me Fitz will also be on hand to meet buyers at the eOne stand at MIPCOM. Three part, six-hour […]