FilmRise appoints ViacomCBS exec Jonitha Keymoore as senior global acquisitions director

New York-based TV and film studio and streaming network FilmRise has appointed Jonitha Keymoore as senior director of global acquisitions. Reporting to SVP of acquisitions & co-productions Max Einhorn, Keymoore will be be responsible for developing new multi-territory film and television acquisition opportunities, while working across existing content partners to help build the company’s global licensing and distribution […]

MIPTV round-up: ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue; Pakistan’s TVOne acquires Turkey’s ‘Hercai’; FilmRise & FirstLookTV partner for true crime docuseries

ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue India-based Zee and Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System have struck a co-production partnership and announced culinary travelogue The Spiceman Trails: Asia as their first venture together. The series will delve into the spice roots and routes of some of the most exotic countries of Asia, taking the audience across […]

FilmRise ups sales boss Melissa Wohl to SVP

New York-based TV and film studio and streaming network FilmRise has promoted head of sales Melissa Wohl to SVP, after four years at the company. Wohl joined FilmRise as head of sales in 2017 and in her elevated position will continue to lead the company’s domestic and international sales activities across all broadcast and digital platforms alongside her […]

Round-up: BBC ups Helen Munson to daytime & early peak commissioner; Noovo orders ‘I Can See Your Voice’ Quebec; FilmRise & Nelvana ink 800-hour distribution deal

BBC ups Helen Munson to daytime & early peak commissioner UK pubcaster the BBC has promoted Helen Munson to commissioning editor for daytime and early peak. Based in North East England, Munson will report to Carla-Maria Lawson, the BBC’s head of daytime and early peak. In her new role, she will support suppliers in the […]

News round-up: Acorn TV renews ‘Agatha Raisin’ for fourth run; FilmRise & Reel One ink distribution deal; BBCS signs first-look deal with Youngest Media

Acorn TV renews ‘Agatha Raisin’ for fourth run AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has commissioned a fourth season of mystery series Agatha Raisin, based upon the novels by MC Beaton. [email protected] TV’s Barry Ryan and David Walton will continue to produce the series, with Catherine Mackin from Acorn Media Enterprise and Michele Buck from All3Media-owned […]

FilmRise strikes AVOD, SVOD deal with NENT Studios, incl ‘Doc Martin’

US-based distributor and AVOD operator FilmRise has struck a 500-hour deal for shows including long-running drama Doc Martin with NENT Studios UK. FilmRise has taken exclusive ad-supported rights to the first five-seasons of Doc Martin, with the wider deal covering all digital rights, including AVOD and SVOD, for both North and South America. Other programmes […]

News round-up: Salto gets ‘Happily Married’; TVG seeks another ‘Wife Swap’; NHK 8K picks up ‘Wife Of A Spy’ and more…

Salto gets ‘Happily Married’ New French streaming platform Salto has picked up dark comedy drama series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) as one of its first programme acquisitions. The 10-part first season was produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extra. Set in the 1970s, it recounts the “almost true” story […]