Fox Entertainment

Kitchen Factory cooks up French version of ‘Next Level Chef’

France’s Kitchen Factory Productions has acquired competition format Next Level Chef for local adaptation. The format, from Studio Ramsay Global, Gordon Ramsay’s  production venture created with FOX Entertainment, is set on a three-storey stage, with each floor containing a different kitchen full of culinary equipment and ingredients matching their environment – from the glistening top […]

Fox Entertainment strikes first-look pact with ‘CSI’ veteran Carol Mendelsohn

Fox Entertainment has signed CSI franchise veteran Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz to a multi-year first look broadcast direct deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Mendelsohn and Weitz will develop scripted dramas for the Fox network and serve as executive producers via their Carol Mendelsohn Productions banner. Greenlit programs will be wholly owned by […]

Exclusive: Fox eyes int’l partners & acquisitions as CEO Rob Wade talks up flexibility

Fox Entertainment is looking to rapidly expand its global reach by partnering with international producers on shows, with further acquisitions potentially on the agenda, according to newly anointed CEO Rob Wade. Wade, who now leads Fox following Charlie Collier’s recent departure to Roku, told TBI here in Cannes that his company is open to sharing IP and is looking to strike partnerships […]

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp & News Corp explore potential merger

Rupert Murdoch has started proceedings that could see Fox Corp and News Corp join forces, reversing a decade-old split. Murdoch’s family owns almost 40% of voting shares in News Corp and around 42% of shares in Fox Corp, with both companies confirming on Friday that a “special committee” had been formed to explore a potential […]

News round-up: Fox renews ‘Krapopolis’; Vieira & Federation team for racism doc

Fox renews ‘Krapopolis’ Fox Entertainment has renewed animated comedy Krapopolis ahead of the series premiere next year. The series, from Rick & Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, is produced by Bento Box Entertainment and set in mythical ancient Greece. It tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters that try their hand […]

Rob Wade promoted to CEO of Fox Entertainment

Rob Wade has been appointed as CEO of Fox Entertainment with immediate effect, following Charlie Collier’s recent departure. Wade, who previously served as president of alternative entertainment and specials, has taken the top job at the US linear network, after Collier joined Roku Media as its new president last month. Reporting to Lachlan Murdoch, CEO and […]

Fox alum Cheryl Dolins returns to lead comedy, replacing Julia Franz

Fox Entertainment has hired a former 20th Television exec to lead its comedy programming, with Julia Franz moving to a consulting role. Cheryl Dolins has been named SVP of comedy programming & development and will be based out of LA, reporting into Michael Thorn, the company’s president of entertainment. Dolins will be responsible for overseeing […]

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier moves to Roku Media

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier is exiting the US linear network to join Roku as the new president of Roku Media. Collier will take up the New York-based role in late October, in which he will oversee Roku ad sales and ad platform business, as well as content for its owned and operated channels, including […]

Fox unveils global sales arm Fox Entertainment Global, Fernando Szew named CEO

Fox Entertainment is returning to international distribution with the formal launch of a new sales division, headed up by MarVista’s Fernando Szew. Fox Entertainment Global will be based out of Fox’s LA lot and monetise the company’s owned original programming and shows belonging to MarVista Entertainment, which it acquired in 2021, while third-party shows will […]

Fox-backed Studio Ramsay Global hires Propagate’s distribution chief

Fox Entertainment-backed Studio Ramsay Global (SRG) has made its first senior executive hire with the addition of Propagate Content’s distribution chief. Cyrus Farrokh becomes SVP of strategy at the LA-based firm, which was launched last year as a joint venture between Fox and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. SRG acquired 100% of Ramsay’s former prodco, the All3Media-backed Studio […]

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