Fremantle boards Spring Films’ ‘Cool Daddio’

Fremantle has taken international distribution rights to Spring Films’ new feature documentary Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore. The 1 x 90-minute music documentary has its world premiere at next month’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore delves into the life of the underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse […]

‘Les Mis’ producer Chris Carey boards Dancing Ledge

Les Misérables producer Chris Carey has joined Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge Productions.  The exec, who most recently served as an EP for BBC Studios-owned Lookout Point, is to serve as executive producer for The New Pope prodco as it expands its drama slate. Carey — who recently took part in TBI’s inaugural One-to-One session with Sky exec Jane […]

Fremantle picks up int’l rights to Notre Dame doc

Fremantle has picked up international rights to one-off doc Notre-Dame: In Flames, which features exclusive footage of the fire at the iconic cathedral. Produced by STP Productions, the 60-minute film presents a minute-by-minute account of the events before, during and after the Parisian landmark caught fire on 15 April. The doc was originally commissioned by […]

ITV orders Duchy of Cornwall series from BBC Studios

ITV has commissioned Inside The Duchy from BBC Studios, a new series including exclusive interviews with The Prince of Wales. The 2×60-min series, which is being distributed internationally by Fremantle, will offer an insight into The Duchy of Cornwall, which covers more than 130,000 acres across the UK. The 700 year old Duchy of Cornwall is an ancient […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Baghdad Central

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Euston Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A crime thriller looking at Baghdad through the eyes of an Iraqi cop after the fall of Saddam Hussein Baghdad Central is a six-part crime thriller for the UK’s Channel 4, written by The Last Kingdom scribe Stephen Butchard and based on the novel by Elliot Colla. The series […]

Sales round-up: Fremantle’s ‘Friend’ heads to Europe; Orange Smarty closes deals down under

Fremantle has completed a string of deals across German-speaking Europe for Italian-language drama My Brilliant Friend. The eight-part series, which is based on the first book from Elena Ferrante’s sensational bestselling quadrilogy, has been acquired by Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Teleclub (German-speaking Switzerland), SRF (German-speaking Switzerland) and ORF (Austria). Fremantle has also struck a home entertainment deal for the […]

PBS takes Fremantle’s ‘Beecham House’ to the US

Fremantle has struck a deal with PBS to launch Gurinder Chadha’s six-part drama series Beecham House in the US on Masterpiece. From Bend It TV, part of the Fremantle family, Beecham House is set on the cusp of 19th century Delhi before the British ruled in the region. The drama depicts the fortunes of the […]

Fremantle, Syco & Hunan TV to co-develop China-based Got Talent series

Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Hunan TV have partnered to co-develop a 13-part series for China, based on the Got Talent format franchise. The series will be known locally as China as Dian Feng Zhi Lu, which translates to World’s Got Talent and will appear in April on Hunan TV. Dian Feng Zhi Lu will bring […]

Fremantle inks first-look deal with Fabula Pictures

Fremantle has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Oscar-winning production company Fabula Pictures. The deal will see Fremantle collaborate with Fabula to develop a slate of original English and Spanish dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide. Fabula’s team will work with Fremantle’s global drama, EVP and creative director, Christian Vesper, and Fremantle’s president of scripted for […]

Fremantle elevates Suzanne Lopez to COO in a senior team reshuffle

Fremantle has promoted its legal affairs boss Suzanne Lopez as COO for North America as it reshuffles its senior team. Lopez will take up her role immediately. In her new role she will have oversight of all legal and business affairs, HR, production, technology and security. She has been with the company for 15 years, […]

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