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UKTV, BBC and FMI partner on Backshall adventure series

UKTV has teamed up with the BBC and FremantleMedia International on a primetime adventure series that promises a series of world firsts. These include: the first descent of a white-water river in the Himalayas; trekking through unexplored jungle in South America; and climbing mountains in the deserts of the Middle East. The series, Expedition with […]

Lionsgate launches Canada unit, Fremantle ups Di Mondo

Lionsgate has set up a Canadian distribution operation, with Susan Hummel (below left) joining from FremantleMedia to run the new office. FremantleMedia has in turn upped Michela Di Mondo (below right) to fill the role vacated by Hummel. The new Lionsgate operation, which will carry the Anchor Bay moniker, will be based in Toronto, and […]

Roughcut cuts Sky channels development deal

UK indie producer Roughcut TV has agreed a programming deal with Sky whereby it will develop shows for the UK pay TV operator, which will sell them through its distribution arm Sky Vision. The co-development and distribution deal will see the Ash Atalla-owned producer develop ideas with international appeal for Sky 1 and Sky Living. […]

FremantleMedia and Roland Joffe rebooting Hunchback of Notre Dame

FremantleMedia International and filmmaker Roland Joffé (The Mission) have joined forces to develop Ugly, a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. FMI said the new version will be a “vividly emotional and imaginative retelling of the world famous French gothic Victor Hugo novel”. There are no confirmed broadcasters and FMI said it will […]

FremantleMedia inks ProSieben, RTL and raft of German deals

FremantleMedia International has announced a slew of sales to German broadcasters. The distributor has inked a deal with Gemany’s largest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for titles including Jamie Cooks Summer, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and Lisa Kudrow web series Web Therapy (pictured). The shows will air on female-skewing digital channel […]