Exclusive: Fremantle involvement on ‘World’s Got Talent’ in question amid China restructure

Fremantle’s future involvement in Chinese adaptations of its blockbuster Got Talent franchise remains unclear as the super-indie restructures its operations out of the country. TBI understands that the business is currently in discussions around its continued involvement on Hunan TV’s World’s Got Talent and Dragon TV’s China’s Got Talent, which are now in question following Fremantle’s decision to exit […]

CBC welcomes Family Feud to Canada after Fremantle deal

Canada’s CBC is preparing to launch a local version of classic gameshow format Family Feud after striking a deal with distributor Fremantle. Family Feud Canada (60 x 30 minutes) will mark the first English-language version of the format to air in the country and will be hosted by actor and comedian Gerry Dee. Zone3 is […]

Naked Television’s ‘Secret Admirer’ scores third European remake

Naked Television’s dating format Secret Admirer is heading to Denmark in what is the show’s third European remake.  Fledgling Danish channel XEE – backed by Danish telco TDC and Fox Networks Group – has commissioned a local version of the format. The dating format, which follows people of different ages and backgrounds as they confess […]

Fremantle’s Levina Negi lands at Hoplite

Fremantle’s Levina Negi has landed at Hollywood-based film and TV producer Hoplite Entertainment.  The former VP of global acquisitions and development, who departed Fremantle earlier this summer, as revealed by TBI, has joined the Hollywood-headquartered Hoplite in the newly create role of head of global. Based in London, Negi’s key focus will include growing the […]

Fremantle España to adapt autobiography of Spanish newspaper boss

Fremantle España is to adapt the explosive autobiography of Spanish war reporter and newspaper editor David Jiménez. The Spanish production arm of the super-indie will adapt 2018’s El Director – a tell-all book about Jiménez’s year as editor-in-chief of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, which shocked the political, business and media establishments in Spain when it […]

Writer’s Room: Imagining the unimaginable with ‘The Windermere Children’

In TBI’s Writer’s Room, The Eichmann Show’s Simon Block discusses how he set about adapting the unadaptable with the Fremantle-distributed The Windermere Children for the BBC, which tells the story of child survivors of the Holocaust. Two years ago, I found myself in a small studio in central London watching a 90-year-old survivor of a […]

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