Argonon hires NBCU exec after int’l MD exit

Argonon International has hired NBCUniversal’s Cecilie Olsen as senior VP for sales and acquisitions after its managing director, Jess Khanom, departed earlier in the year. Olsen (pictured right) will report to Argonon Group COO Laura Bessell-Martin. Khanom (pictured below), who was appointed managing director of Argonon International in September 2016 as TBI revealed at the […]

HBO Lat Am welcomes CBBC’s EVE

HBO Latin America has pre-bought new CBBC children’s drama EVE. This marks the first international sale for the Leopard Drama-produced drama, which follows a highly-sentient robot (Poppy Lee Friar) that lives with a modern family in suburban Britain. Argonon International, the sales arm of Leopard parent Argonon Group, distributes the show, which launches in the […]

Argonon opens Scottish base

Argonon Group and its subsidiary Remedy Productions have launched an office in Scotland to capitalise on opportunities in the territory. Argonon Scotland and Remedy Scotland will both operate out of an office in Glasgow, with “a leading industry” figure recruited as head of both operations. This exec will report to Remedy’s chief creative officer Tom […]

Argonon gets Blacklisted

Independent global producer Argonon today unveiled a new joint venture drama prodco, Blacklisted Films. Founded by former Leopardrama development producer David Chikwe, the joint venture will complement existing companies under the Argonon umbrella, including April 2013 acquisition Transparent Television and Leopardrama. Blacklisted Films has several scripted series already in development, including online transsexual sitcom Living […]

CBBC hands Argonon first kids drama commission

CBBC has lined up a new major children’s drama series, which has writer Emma Reeves attached. Argonon-owned Leopardrama will produce Eve, which is the first scripted commission Cheryl Taylor has made since being named controller of CBBC last year. The 13x30mins high-concept series will debut in winter 2015 and be the first children’s-focused drama from […]