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Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

FremantleMedia reorganises, starts consultation with staff

Producer and distributor FremantleMedia is reorganising its business and creating a dedicated Digital & Branded Entertainment unit. The company has started a consultation process with all staff in the affected units while the new structure is implemented. In the wake of the news, the company told TBI it will work to minimise any job losses. […]

FremantleMedia making English version of French zombie series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is making an English-language version of French zombie series Les Revenants (They Came Back). The English version will be made by AbbottVision, State of Play and Shameless creator Paul Abbott’s production company, with which FME has a first-look deal. They Came Back was originally developed as a movie before being adapted for […]

Disney XD picks up Max Steel

Disney XD has acquired animated action series Max Steel. Disney’s boy-skewing channel has taken US rights and will also have the series Central and Eastern Europe, South and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. Producer and distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has also sold the series, a reboot of an earlier animated series based on […]