Eyeworks


Eyeworks co-founder to lead new Euro prodco

A trio of producers from Belgium has partnered to launch an Amsterdam-based prodco, with a co-founder of Eyeworks Group to lead the business. Woestijnvis, Lecter Media and DeMensen have grouped to create Fabiola, with Eyeworks alumnus Robert van den Bogaard (pictured) and ex-Eyeworks International creative director Pieter van Eekelen at the helm. The creative teams […]

3 Ball boss inks new deal

The CEO of 3 Ball Entertainment has renewed his deal at the US reality prodco for two more years. Todd A. Nelson will continue as co-CEO of the producer, which was formerly Eyeworks USA, working alongside co-CEO Ross Weintraub. Nelson was a co-founder of 3 Ball in 2003, before selling it to the Eyeworks Group […]

Fox hires formats veteran for sales

US studio Fox has hired Dorothy Crompton as its VP of format sales. Crompton has been in distribution for two decades, working for companies including Rive Gauche and Warner Bros.-owned Eyeworks. In her new LA-based role Crompton will oversee formats sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD), the US studio arm of Fox. She […]

Argonon’s Leopard hires Cook from Pulse

The US arm of Leopard Films has recruited Rich Cook for a new role. Cook (pictured) joins from UK-based indie prodco Pulse and will be vice president of talent at Leopard Films USA. The producer said Cook will be part of its “expansion into new genres, with a strong focus on character-driven docusoap, formats and […]

Sony nabs Fox exec to build int’l production

Sony Pictures Entertainment has a new senior VP, international television production after the hire of Fox21 executive Diego Suarez. This is the first TV hire Sony Pictures Entertainment’s president of international film and television, Sanford Panitch, has made since leaving Fox to take the post back in April. Suarez worked with Panitch at Fox, and […]

E4 buys Rush Hour series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired the US film-to-TV series Rush Hour. The show will play on its youth-skewing E4 channel next year after Channel 4 bought the series from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The broadcaster has also picked up Containment from Warner Bros.’ LA Screenings slate. The series is based on an Eyeworks-produced […]

Time Warner: $19bn content investment coming

Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes says spend on production and programme marketing at the US media giant will soon reach US$19 billion. Bewkes (left) said during an investors’ call the spend was currently at US$15 billion, but would increase as synergies between the Turner Broadcasting System broadcasting business, premium channel HBO and Hollywood studio Warner […]

Warner’s Asanger joins Sony

Warner Bros International Television Production executive Christian Asanger is joining Sony Pictures Television Germany in the new year. Asanger is exiting the international Warner Bros. business, where he was director of local productions, based in Germany. He also acted as a worldwide consultant for Warner’s dating format The Bachelor. At SPT Germany, he will be […]

Former Eyeworks exec launches distributor

Tyler Massey has launched a new LA-based distribution firm, MassMedia International. Massey was the executive director of international sales at Eyeworks distribution arm, which has wound down in the wake of Warner Bros. acquisition of the company. He has now struck out on his own, launching MMI, which plans to sell formats and finished series […]

TVNZ plans DIY series

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has commissioned a Eyeworks DIY-themed format. Our First Home is billed as an “entertaining new spin on the competitive DIY reality format”. Each episode will see three Kiwi families – comprising parents and their first-time buyer children – buying, renovating and then selling properties. “Our First Home is sure to strike […]

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