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Show of the week: Feudal

This Nova Scotia-set drama straddles numerous genres, incorporating the backdrop of financial hardship with small town intrigue and family secrets. And as showrunner Sheri Elwood tells TBI, it doesn’t really fit neatly into any traditional category. “It is a comedy, drama and crime story that explores the damage secrets can have on a family – […]

eOne taps Beau Willimon for ‘Risk’ adaptation and first-look deal

Entertainment One (eOne) is in development with a scripted TV series based around the classic board game Risk, with House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon signed to a first-look deal with the company and set to helm the project. Willimon will write and oversee development of the project based on the strategy game, which, like […]

Kids round-up: ‘My Little Pony: Pony Life’ goes global; Fred Rogers and Spiffy launch ‘Donkey Hodie’; Meta Media to handle Who Who sales

‘My Little Pony: Pony Life’ goes global Broadcasters across the world have picked up eOne’s upcoming animated series My Little Pony: Pony Life. The next screen chapter in the long-running brand is a 40 x 11-minute series, following the adventures of the ponies at Sugarcube Corner, including the ‘Mane 6’ heroes Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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