TBI Formats: Seven ways to future-proof your format

Girts Licis, head of strategy at global consultancy K7 Media, gives his top tips on future-proofing in the fast-changing format market and offers insights from the intelligence firm’s recent report, Tracking the Giants: The Top 100 Travelling Formats. Relationship building In an increasingly digital world, you can’t underestimate the importance of a human relationship. Before […]

Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge appoints Chris Carey as MD

UK-based Dancing Ledge Productions has promoted its executive producer Chris Carey to become the Delhi Crime prodco’s MD. Carey will work alongside CEO Laurence Bowen to oversee the Fremantle-backed company, which has also been behind TV and film projects for UK broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, Dave/UKTV, Film 4 and the History […]

Fremantle names WME partner to oversee literary acquisitions for global drama

Fremantle has appointed former WME agent and partner Raffaella de Angelis to oversee its literary acquisitions for their global drama division. De Angelis will also assist with projects for Lorenzo Mieli’s The Apartment, which is part of Fremantle, and Richard Brown’s Passenger Pictures, with whom Fremantle have an exclusive multi-year deal. She starts this week […]

Deals round-up: Dave expands ‘Expedition’; ‘Epic Yellowstone’ sales; Drive preps ‘Shackleton’ project

UKTV’s Dave returns to Expedition With Steve Backshall UKTV has ordered a second season of Expedition With Steve Backshall for its UK-based Dave channel. The 4 x 60-minute show is being produced by Sky-backed True To Nature and will see naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall documenting his ‘natural world’ discoveries. Fremantle holds international distribution […]

Simon Andreae to run Fremantle in UK

Fremantle has appointed Simon Andreae as CEO of its UK business, and has fully acquired his production company Naked Television. Andreae replaces Liam Humphreys, who has stepped down from his role as CEO of Fremantle UK after three years. Fremantle acquired a minority stake in Andreae’s unscripted start up Naked in 2015 and will now […]

Sky Studios partners with Fremantle’s Italian label The Apartment

Sky Studios has struck a development and partnership deal with Fremantle’s newly formed Italian label The Apartment. Under the deal, Sky Studios will provide development funding for a minimum of three shows alongside a commitment to produce. Lorenzo Mieli, a co-founder of Fremantle’s Wildside and producer behind shows such as The Young Pope and My […]

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas The BBC has acquired two scripted series –  Australian noir The Secrets She Keeps and supernatural French drama The Last Wave. Acquired from DCD Rights, The Secrets She Keeps is a 6×60-minute Lingo Pictures series adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s novel of the same name. It is […]

UK Screenings: Fremantle

Fremantle’s Jamie Lynn reflects on an eclectic slate and tells Richard Middleton that budgets are not necessarily the determining factor in cutting through an increasingly cluttered content ecosystem With the 530-plus scripted series emerging from the US last year alone, it’s little wonder that Fremantle’s EVP and head of EMEA distribution Jamie Lynn is focused […]

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