Escapade Media

Escapade Media adds Magnify’s Anthony Appell for US & Scandinavia sales

Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has appointed Magnify Media exec Anthony Appell to oversee sales in the US and Scandinavia. He will cover selected linear and streaming clients in these regions and will work with James Braham, each taking care of their own US clients, while broadening the company’s reach in relation to commissioning, co-productions and […]

MIPTV round-up: ‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch; Wag & Insight TV ink FAST deal; Escapade to shop ‘Spice Trails: Latin America’  

‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch Show Must Go On has won the 2023 MIPFormats Pitch presented by MIPTV and Fox Alternative Entertainment. The pitch from Turkish company Formatworkshop was chosen from the five finalists who all presented original unscripted entertainment formats on stage in the Palais des Festivals to a jury chaired by Allison Wallach, […]

News round-up: Escapade boards ‘Grassroots’; RTL II plays ‘Finder$ Keeper$’; NBCU & Disney strike Lat Am kids deals

Escapade boards ‘Grassroots’ Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has boarded Storyfirst and Hispter Films’s upcoming six-part drama series Grassroots. The firm will now serve as an executive producer on the project and has taken Asia Pacific sales rights for the series. Created by John Godber and written by Elizabeth Godber, Jane Thornton and Nicola Quilter, Grassroots […]

Factual round-up: Collective takes on ‘Air Warriors’; Escapade takes Lionfish doc rights

Collective takes on ‘Air Warriors’ UK factual prodco Collective Media Group is taking over production duties on Smithsonian Channel’s Air Warriors. The show, which was previously produced in-house by Smithsonian Channel, will now be made by Collective, beginning with its upcoming tenth season. Air Warriors takes the audience behind the scenes to reveal the origin […]

Oz’s Escapade seeks ‘The Best Kind Of Beautiful’

Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has teamed up with Sallyanne Ryan Archer’s Maiden and Rodrigo Vidal Dawson, co-founder and EP at local prodco Blackfisch Sydney to secure the option for novelist Frances Whiting’s book The Best Kind Of Beautiful. The trio will adapt the story for TV. The book, which was published last year, follows Florence […]

Discovery picks up ‘Crash Test World’ for North America

Escapade Media has sold non-profit organisation ProjectExplorer’s 6 X 30-minute series, Crash Test World, produced by Intuitive Content, to Discovery for the US and Canada. Crash Test World, hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, takes explores how history, technology, culture and people come together to make the world a better place. Crash Test World is funded by Qatar Foundation International, […]

Network Ten picks up short form dating comedy from Escapade

Escapade Media has secured a deal with Network Ten Australia for the short form series 600 Bottles of Wine, for linear and online rights. 600 Bottles of Wine is a comedy about a recently single woman who navigates new relationship territory where meaning is ambiguous and expectation is ambitious. It originated from a dating blog where the creators channelled […]