Exclusive: FilmRise sets ‘Making A Serial Killer’ debut

New York-based streamer and producer FilmRise will debut its new original true crime documentary series Making A Serial Killer across its AVOD service FilmRise Streaming Network next month. The 10 x 60-minute series is produced by UK-based FirstLookTV and explores what makes someone kill multiple times. FilmRise took all rights for North America, German-speaking Europe, […]

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‘Crime’ pays for Cineflix with global deals Broadcasters and platforms including Canadian pubcaster CBC and RTE in Ireland have acquired Irvine Welsh’s Crime, following deals with distributor Cineflix Rights. VRT in Belgium, POLAR+ and CANAL+ Group in France, NPO in the Netherlands, Hot and Yes in Israel, Magenta TV in Germany, and Corus in Canada […]

News round-up: FilmRise strikes FAST deal for ‘Kim’s Convenience’; Rive Gauche takes Cosby doc global

FilmRise strikes FAST deal for ‘Kim’s Convenience’ US-based TV and film studio and streaming network FilmRise has acquired multi-territory FAST ad-supported digital linear rights to Canadian comedy series Kim’s Convenience. The deal struck with Thunderbird Entertainment gives FilmRise rights to all five seasons of the series, which it will show across its existing FAST channels […]

FilmRise hires Dynamic TV, BBCS alum for new VP of int’l sales role

US-based producer and streamer FilmRise has appointed a former Dynamic Television, Echo Bridge and BBC Studios exec to the newly created position of VP of international sales. Emilia Nuccio will oversee all international deals, be responsible for selling the FilmRise catalogue as well as new release and FilmRise co-productions into the international marketplace. She reports […]

Fremantle Int’l hires FilmRise exec to oversee FAST & AVOD in US

Fremantle has hire former FilmRise exec Trey Durst to work across its AVOD and FAST operations. Durst becomes director of distribution for Fremantle International in the US and will focus on the company’s growing AVOD and FAST business as well as having responsibilities for traditional lines of business. He reports to Lisa Honig, SVP of […]

FilmRise hires Lionsgate, Vudu alum to oversee digital distribution

US-based producer and sales firm FilmRise has hired the head of content at NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia-owned streamer Vudu to oversee its digital distribution operations. Daniel Gagliardi becomes VP of digital distribution & business development at FilmRise, with a remit to oversee the firm’s AVOD and FAST channels, as well as securing global partners. He will […]

Kids round-up: YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel; HBO Max & Discovery ink Jetpack deals; FilmRise licenses Scholastic shows

YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel YouTube Originals has picked up Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, a prequel to the soccer animated series Supa Strikas, from the newly-acquired Moonbug Entertainment, in partnership with UNICEF. The first half of the 12-part series will launch on 3 December on the official Supa Strikas YouTube channel and the YouTube […]

News round-up: NATPE confirms physical Miami event; Endemol Shine Boomdog names scripted chief; LADstudios names production head; FilmRise true crime order

NATPE confirms physical Miami event The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has confirmed its Miami-based event will take place in person, from 18 to 20 January next year. The event, which went virtual last year, will include attendees from around the globe and an extensive event schedule that will be announced soon. NATPE […]

FilmRise welcomes ‘Barney And Friends’ in kids content deal

New York-based producer and streamer FilmRise has licensed several children’s shows from kids distributor 9 Story Distribution International, for its North American AVOD service, FilmRise Streaming Network. The deal includes non-exclusive licenses to seasons 10-14 of Barney And Friends; aimed at children aged 2–7, the series features the title character Barney, a purple dinosaur who conveys educational […]

FilmRise snags LUPIN, Sonic X anime among TMS Entertainment deal

New York-based producer and streamer FilmRise is to launch a new anime-focused OTT channel and has struck a far-reaching deal with studio TMS Entertainment with which to stock it. The deal gives FilmRise AVOD rights in the US and Canada to 38 anime TV series and films – accounting for more than 1,100 episodes. TV […]