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eOne inks overall TV deal with UK prodco Fired Up Films

Entertainment One has signed a multi-year overall TV deal with Simon Howley and Jon-Barrie Waddell’s Fired Up Films. eOne will co-produce and serve as the studio on scripted and non-scripted content under the partnership. Based in LA, Ireland and London, UK, Fired Up Films is the recently-launched scripted and non-scripted television production company focusing on […]

eOne snaps up Gerrie’s Whizz Kid Entertainment

Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired a majority stake in UK non-scripted television production company Whizz Kid Entertainment, led by company founder Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman. The deal is eOne’s first UK-based television production company acquisition. However the acquisition further bolsters a robust eOne UK business that includes the company’s Family & Brands business and […]

Channel 5 & eOne team for two titles

Entertainment One has reached a licensing deal with the UK’s Channel 5 for the female-driven detective series The Detail and Kiefer Sutherland-led drama Designated Survivor (right). The Detail is a ten-episode ensemble drama that centers around three fiercely talented female homicide investigators. Angela Griffin (Brief Encounters), Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210) and Wendy Crawson (Saving Hope) will […]

30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

Kew Media hires eOne alumna for scripted

Global producer and distributor Kew Media Group has appointed industry veteran Carrie Stein to a newly created role as executive vice president of global scripted series amid scripted expansion plans. Effective immediately, former Entertainment One exec Stein will work closely with outside producers as well as producers under the Kew Media umbrella to build a high-end slate of […]

UK indie hires Discovery & eOne alum for sales

UK indie Wag TV has appointed former Discovery Networks exec Janice Strangward to lead its global content distribution arm, which was formed last year and formally launches at MIPCOM this October. Strangward has held senior sales roles at Entertainment One, Passion Distribution, Al Jazeera Media Network and Zee Entertainment Enterprises, most recently leading the latter’s […]

eOne inks multi-year deal with StoryBy

Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has entered a multi-year TV first-look deal with US-based StoryBy Entertainment. eOne, best known as the distributor of The Walking Dead and producer of shows such as Rookie Blue, will serve as the studio on StoryBy’s television projects and will control worldwide rights under the partnership. StoryBy was launched […]

Hulu snags eOne’s Cardinal and Gap Year

Hulu has inked a multi-series deal with Entertainment One and will take almost 250 hours of programming from the independent production and distribution group. The agreement gives Hulu exclusive US steaming rights to eOne series including Cardinal, and comedy drama Gap Year. The whole first season of Cardinal, which is on CTV in Canada, will […]

Sparacio confirmed as eOne finance chief

Joe Sparacio has been named the CFO of Entertainment One. He has been filling the finance role on an interim basis at the independent film and TV studio since last November and now takes the position on a full-time basis. Sparacio has several decades of experience in the media sector, largely on the film side […]

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