Fremantle International

Viaplay orders adaptation of Roslund & Hellström’s crime drama ‘Cell 8’

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered an adaptation of the Swedish novel Cell 8 by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström. The six-part crime drama is the second Roslund and Hellström novel to become a Viaplay Original after Box 21, with Mimosa Willamo and Leonard Terfelt reprising their lead roles from that series. Dennis Magnusson will also […]

Fremantle Int’l promotes Amaç Us to expanded scripted & formats role

Fremantle International has promoted Amaç Us to a new role overseeing sales across MENA. Us becomes SVP of distribution & sales for the Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe at Fremantle, which he joined in 2015. He will now expand his remit to both scripted and non-scripted format sales in Turkey, based out of […]

Fremantle Int’l rejigs in Europe, Jamie Lynn & Anahita Kheder promoted

Fremantle has revamped its co-production, formats and distribution activities across Europe, with promotions for Jamie Lynn and Anahita Kheder. Lynn has been promoted to EVP of co-production & distribution in EMEA for Fremantle International, retaining his remit to conduct co-pros across the region while also leading sales. Fremantle said the move reflected “the increased importance […]

Go big or go small? Sales chiefs talk global deals

Covid-19’s impact on production coincided with US studios going direct-to-consumer, creating what appeared to be a sales opportunity like no other. Richard Middleton catches up with the world’s top distribution execs to gauge whether it was a fruitful summer US studios’ plans to launch their own streamers had been known for some time by the […]

History greenlights Bill Clinton scripted drama

A+E’s History has ordered a six-episode scripted drama series titled The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, the first of an annual presidential miniseries strand first announced in March. Based on Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the series will be executive produced […]