Fifth Season

Fifth Season COO Tim Robinson exits ‘Tokyo Vice’ & ‘Severance’ firm

Former Shine Group and Avalon exec Tim Robinson has stepped down as COO at CJ ENM-owned production and distribution firm, Fifth Season. Robinson had been with the Tokyo Vice and Severance producer since 2018 and was closely involved with the sale of the company – then known as Endeavor Content – to South Korean giant […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

‘Severance’ firm Fifth Season bolsters ranks with Amazon hire

US-based Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) is bolstering its ranks with the hire of Amazon Studios exec Jill Arthur as EVP of development and production and the promotion of Noah Greenshner to the same position. Arthur joins Fifth Season from a nine year stint at Amazon Studios, most recently as senior development and programming executive, […]

Fifth Season’s Chris Rice talks up coproductions & unscripted as budgets face squeeze

Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content)’s co-CEO Chris Rice believes coproductions will become even more important as the pressure on streamers and their US studio parents grows. The Severance and Tokyo Vice firm’s co-chief told delegates at Content London that the budgets for shows would likely reduce, repeating comments from Warner Bros. Television Studios’ Channing Dungey. […]

Fifth Season snags Blumhouse TV exec to lead & expand factual content

Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) has appointed Blumhouse TV exec Mary Lisio to head up and expand its non-scripted and documentary development & production business. Lisio will serve as EVP at Fifth Season, which she joins immediately, and will build out a slate of original non-scripted content for streaming, linear broadcast and theatrical distribution. She will collaborate […]

Fifth Season acquires rights to ‘The Man Who Died’

Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) has acquired international distribution rights to Finnish drama series The Man Who Died. The six-part series, which was commissioned last year and launched on Elisa Viihde Viaplay in June, is produced by Finland’s ReelMedia and Germany’s ndF International Production. Based on the book of the same name by Antti Tuomainen, […]

‘Severance’ outfit Fifth Season rejigs TV leadership with expanded Prentiss Fraser role

CJ ENM-owned Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) is rejigging its TV businesses with three promotions. Distribution chief Prentiss Fraser, development & production head Joe Hipps and current topper Todd Sharp have all been upped at the company, which is behind series ranging from Severance and Tokyo Vice, to Life & Beth and Nine Perfect Strangers.  Fraser becomes president of […]

Fifth Season hires BBC’s former acting drama chief as UK creative director

CJ ENM-owned Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) has hired the former acting director of drama at the BBC to work across its UK output. Ben Irving takes the new role of creative director of UK television at recently rebranded Fifth Season and will join in November, with a remit to lead its production and development […]