FremantleMedia International


Fremantle remasters Baywatch classic episodes

FremantleMedia International is remastering the long-running hit TV series, Baywatch, which was originally filmed in 35mm and will now be available in high-definition. The remastered series will be upscaled to 16:9 cinematic widescreen. In addition, 350 original songs have been created to score iconic Baywatch montages. For the first time, the remastered version of the […]

FremantleMedia secures global rights to Manson documentary

FremantleMedia International is to handle global distribution for a new ITV documentary series that uses previously unseen archive to go behind the scenes of the Manson Family, the murderous cult led by Charles Manson that terrorised California in the 1960s. A 2 x 60 minute special, The Manson Family: The Lost Tapes (WT) has exclusive access to more than 100 […]

Passion hires Fremantle exec as head of acquisitions

Passion Distribution has hired FremantleMedia International’s (FMI) Sean Wheatley as head of acquisitions. Wheatley will spearhead the company’s content acquisition activity, working closely with Passion’s production partners – both independent producers and the Tinopolis group companies. He takes up the role this Spring. He reports to Passion’s CEO Emmanuelle Namiech. As part of his remit, […]

Fremantle Int’l’s global content chief set for departure

FremantleMedia International’s (FMI) executive vice president of global content, Katrina Neylon, has handed in her resignation after six months on the job, according to reports. Neylon, who joined the company last September from Studiocanal, is to leave the business after six months, according to Deadline which first broke the news. The exec was brought in […]

SVOD net Acorn cops British comedy No Offence

RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV has acquired exclusive digital rights in North America for the first two seasons of crime comedy-drama No Offence from Paul Abbot (Shameless) and a host of ITV shows. The eight-part first series will make its exclusive US debut on April 16. No Offence is a comedy police procedural series, produced by […]

Turner poaches Fremantle exec for UK & Euro sales

Turner has secured the services of FremantleMedia International (FMI)’s Joss Duffield. She will become regional syndication director for the UK and Northern Europe at the Time Warner-owned broadcaster and content group, marking the second time she’s worked at the company. Duffield was previously VP of distribution and sales at FMI, where she developed new infrastructure […]

TBI Weekly: BBC Worldwide Showcase and the UK Screenings

The BBC Worldwide Showcase is, by some distance, the largest international programming market held by a single distributor away from the Hollywood studios and their LA Screenings in May. Just as any decent festival spawns fringe events, the 700-plus buyers expected at the ACC conference centre in Liverpool between February 18-21 means clever indie distributors […]

EntertainTV gobbles up Fremantle’s Picnic in exclusive content push

EntertainTV, the Deutsche Telekom pay TV service, has taken exclusive rights to Australian drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. The deal comes months after Deutsche Telekom ordered its first original series, Germanized, a Franco-German coproduction that this week secured Amazon Prime Video as a coproducer. The platform has already added services such as Netflix and Ultra-HD […]

Canal+ orders HBO’s My Brilliant Friend

French group Canal+ has pre-bought My Brilliant Friend, a drama based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name. The HBO, Rai Fiction, and TIMVISION series is currently in production in Italy. It is directed by Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts). It features the character of Elena Greco, an elderly woman immersed in a house […]

Sky New Zealand stares into Hard Sun & eyes American Gods

Sky New Zealand has acquired new pre-apocalyptic BBC drama Hard Sun, as well as Starz and Amazon drama American Gods and Foxtel’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. All three series count FremantleMedia International as their distributor, and each will play on Sky’s SoHo basic tier channel following the new deal. Hard Sun, which comes from Luther […]

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