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Inside the multimillion-dollar drama trap

Producing high-end scripted product has never been more lucrative, nor more risky. Richard Middleton explores how producers and distributors are balancing their options Netflix CEO Reed Hastings might have sent his company’s share price down 6% last month when he alluded to the “whole new world” emerging in streaming, but a more populated SVOD universe […]

Exclusive: Entertainment One’s Tess Charman boards MGM

Long-time Entertainment One exec Tess Charman has boarded MGM Worldwide Television, TBI understands.  Charman has joined as executive director of EMEA for the Handmaid’s Tale distributor. It is understood that she will serve in the role on an interim basis. Charman spent seven years at eOne, where she most recently served as sales director for […]

Hasbro buys eOne in shock $4bn all-cash deal

My Little Pony owner Hasbro has acquired indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) in a surprise $4bn all-cash deal.  The acquisition will see the US play and entertainment brand – which is the parent company of labels such as My Little Pony, Transformers and Power Rangers – adding eOne’s global brands such as Peppa Pig and […]

EOne grows UK unscripted team with Boomerang, 12 Yard execs

Entertainment One (eOne) is growing its unscripted footprint in the UK with the appointments of execs from prodcos Boomerang and 12 Yard. Matt Pritchard (pictured, right) and Matt Walton (left) have joined the indie studio as EVPs of unscripted TV, based out of London. The duo will jointly oversee day-to-day operations of eOne’s unscripted team […]

EOne’s Baxter: Mark Gordon will “absolutely” remain with business

Entertainment One has confirmed that CEO and chief content officer Mark Gordon will “absolutely be with [the business] in a year’s time”. Stuart Baxter, president of international distribution for eOne, told delegates at Variety’s European TV Summit in London today (13 June) that Gordon – who was reportedly in conflict with eOne management and poised […]

ITV orders nuclear sub thriller ‘Tenacity’ from Bad Wolf, eOne

ITV has commissioned Bad Wolf and Entertainment One to produce six part thriller Tenacity, set on a nuclear submarine. Inspired by J.S. Law’s novel, Tenacity, the series is created and written by Peter A. Dowling, whose credits including Flightplan and Reasonable Doubt. Tenacity tells the story of disgraced military detective Danielle ‘Dan’ Lewis investigating the […]

EOne denies Mark Gordon is leaving the business

Entertainment One has denied that president Mark Gordon is leaving the business a year and a half after his promotion. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, eOne said: “In response to recent press speculation, Entertainment One can confirm that Mark Gordon continues to be a part of the eOne team both now and […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Why content execs are winning in Hollywood

Hollywood is facing some of the most drastic executive restructuring it has ever encountered, with regime changes at Disney and NBCUniversal setting the scene for the industry’s next SVOD-focused chapter. Manori Ravindran reports on why content, and not digital, execs are getting the top jobs As Hollywood digs itself out of a seismic 18-month period […]

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