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News round-up: Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’; Synchronicity to adapt ‘Mayflies’; Flame inks South Korea and China factual deals

Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’  Hulu has commissioned a one-hour drama from Chambers writer Randy McKinnon, to be produced by Fremantle and Passenger, in association with 20th Television. Wild Rabbit will be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men, Top Boy) and is described as a love story exploring perseverance, passion, and […]

Flame Distribution hires Argonon, Orange Smarty alum Lynn Lugsden

UK-based Flame Distribution has appointed former Argonon and Endemol exec Lynn Lugsden as SVP of sales and content funding. She will report to Fiona Gilroy, content sales & acquisitions director at Flame and will be based at the company’s London office, starting immediately. Her remit includes working on pre-sales and co-productions in the UK and […]

Flame bolsters Asia reach with Alicia Lee hire

Factual-focused Flame Distribution has appointed Alicia Lee as VP of content sales for Asia. Lee, who will be attending Mipcom with Flame, will report to content sales and acquisitions director Fiona Gilroy and will be based at the company’s Singapore office. Alicia has previously worked in acquisition roles with the Asian Food Channel and Scripps […]

Flame Distribution scores global sales post-MIPTV

Flame Distribution has secured a raft of international sales on the back of MIPTV.    The London-based distributor has sold 4K science documentary The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (pictured; Smith & Nasht & Real to Reel Productions) to Telewizja Polska, NRK Norway, Tallinna TV and NHK Japan. Meanwhile, SKY New Zealand has acquired six […]

Flame inks factual deal with Amazon via Janson Media partnership

Flame Distribution has announced a deal with digital distributor Janson Media to bring a package of titles to Amazon Prime Video viewers in North America, the UK, Australia and India. The 290-hour package includes varied content in lifestyle, science, tech, health, crime, history, arts, food and travel. Titles in Flame’s portfolio include RTE art series […]

MIPCOM slates – Passion, D360 & Flame

Passion Distribution UK-based Passion is taking some 300 new hours to Cannes next week. Toplining is the format slate is social experiment series The Class Next Door, while eye-popping clip show Japandemonium (pictured) leads the finished tape slate. The Class Next door is a 4x60mins series from Passion stablemate Firecracker Films that sees parents under […]

ABC Commercial exec in as Flame hires two

Australia-based Flame Distribution has hired ABC Commercial exec Robyn Campbell (pictured) and Global Telemedia’s Anne Corsak. Campbell, formerly senior sales manager at ABC, will join as vice president of content sales for Australia and New Zealand. She was also previously senior sales manager at BBC Worldwide across the region. Corsak will join Flame’s New York […]

Flame hires Asian sales vet

Australia-based Flame Distribution has hired an Asian market specialist to oversee regional sales. Sebastian Wong has been appointed VP of content sales for Asia, based out of Flame’s Singapore office. He will report to Fiona Gilroy, who is content sales and acquisitions director at Flame. Wong’s background includes broadcasting operations and programming roles at Mediacorp’s […]

Ex-CableReady, CMJ exec joins Flame in rejig

Former CableReady exec Lou Occhione has joined Australia-based Flame Distribution as its VP, content sales for North America. Occhione is a well-known face in international TV circles, having been senior VP, operations at the now-defunct CableReady and, more recently, COO of Canadian vendor CMJ Distribution. His hire is part of an reorganisation at Flame created […]

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