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Exclusive: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ producer developing ‘Come To Bed’ for Quibi

Hollywood Game Night producer Mission Control Media is developing a US adaptation of Israeli format Come To Bed for Quibi, TBI understands. The project is in the works for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform, which is to launch on 6 April and counts Disney, Viacom, WarnerMedia and BBC Studios as investors. Created by Israeli journalist […]

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly joins Netflix’s unscripted team

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly is joining Netflix’s non-scripted team out of London. The exec, who previously served as an entertainment commissioner for the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? broadcaster, is to serve as manager of non-fiction series for Netflix, looking after global entertainment formats out of the UK. Kelly’s credits include the rebooted Who […]

Industrial Media taps ‘Wahlburgers’ producer to head East Coast division

UTA-backed Industrial Media has named Wahlburgers EP Devon Hammonds as SVP of development and current programming for its East Coast operations. Hammonds will lead Industrial Media’s New York and Atlanta production hubs, providing day-to-day support for the firm’s various production partners, including Matthew Galkin’s Fairhaven Films and Christina Douglas’s Momentum Content. Hammonds will report into […]

HBO Max orders zany competition series, promises more unscripted originals

HBO Max has made its first unscripted orders, picking up a pair of eccentric competition series. WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer has handed 10-part straight-to-series orders to Legendary and The Greatest Space. Legendary is a fun take on voguing, which is a style of modern dance accompanied by outrageous fashion get-ups, all inspired by the hit Madonna […]

ITV orders Gary Lineker-fronted quiz show pilot

ITV has ordered a quiz show pilot featuring BBC Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker. The former footballer and broadcaster is fronting quiz show Sitting On A Fortune, where a contestant can win a life-changing amount of money in each episode. The show is produced by ITV Studios-owned 5 Gold Rings and Catchpoint producer […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

CBS to adapt German procedural ‘Einstein’

US broadcaster CBS is adapting the Red Arrow Studios International-distributed German procedural Einstein. The scripted format is in development with Monk creator and executive producer Andy Breckman, who is re-teaming with Monk’s director and executive producer Randy Zisk for the procedural drama about a brilliant detective. Written by Breckman, Einstein is based on the Zeitsprung Pictures-produced series for German […]

Plimsoll Productions appoints Electus alum to head LA office

Plimsoll Productions has hired former Electus and Covert Media exec Saul Goldberg to head its Los Angeles office. The business – in which private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital took a minority stake last month – has appointed Goldberg as VP of development and production. He will oversee Plimsoll’s US slate across fact ent and […]

Fred Media hires TCB’s Mem Bakar as European sales boss

TCB Media Rights exec Mem Bakar has landed at Australian distributor Fred Media. Bakar is to head the European sales office for Fred – the commercial arm of Australian Bondi Vet and Vet On The Hill prodco WTFN Entertainment – out of London. She replaces long-time Fred and WTFN exec Sally Cronin, who first joined […]

Industrial Media strikes overall deal with unscripted vet Todd Hurvitz

Industrial Media has struck an overall deal with Ghosts In The Hood creator Todd Hurvitz. The exec producer and creator of unscripted series such as Town Of The Living Dead and Hack My Life is to collaborate with Industrial Media boss Eli Holzman and president Aaron Saidman to develop series and produce various formats. Hurvitz […]

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