Global Screen

TBI Weekly: Premium aspirations elevate global-facing LatAm drama

The appeal of scripted Spanish-language programming, with premium budgets and global-facing stories, was more apparent than ever at this week’s Conecta Fiction market in Spain, which hosted its most international edition to date. Close to 700 delegates from across 24 countries descended on Pamplona, where first-time representatives from the likes of Entertainment One (eOne) and […]

Fremantle taking Germany RTL shows global

FremantleMedia International is taking hundreds of hours of programming from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, a stablemate within the RTL Group, to the global market. FremantleMedia’s sales arm has closed a deal to represent RTL Deutschland’s library of finished programming, plus rights to future commissions and show formats. These previously went out through Germany-based distributor Global Screen. […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

German Screenings: deal round-up

Global Screen, Studio Hamburg, ORF Enterprise and Deutsche Welle have announced a raft of programming deals as the annual German Screenings event that they jointly organise draws to a close. Global Screen sold a ten-strong package of TV movies to STV in Slovakia, with the broadcaster taking titles including Naked Among Wolves (pictured). “ The […]

ARD Adidas-Puma drama goes global

Germany-based distributor Global Screen is to debut an ARD primetime drama Rivals Forever – The Sneaker Battle, which tells the story of story behind the Adidas and Puma footwear brands. The 4x45mins/2x90mins miniseries is currently shooting in Germany, with Bavaria Media-backed Global Screen saying it has already presold it to unnamed buyers in Scandinavia and […]

Global Screen lands Capital Power

Global Screen has landed international rights to Capital Power, the upcoming high-end political thriller. The German-language series is being produced by Studio Hamburg prodco Real Film Berlin and will debut on German pubcaster ARD. The six-part series will follow Susanne Kröhmer, an attorney who gets involved in politics and mounts a campaign to become mayor […]

New sales chief for Global Screen as Fritz retires

Marlene Fritz is retiring after 43 years in the TV industry. She will be replaced in her role as head of TV sales and acquisitions at Munich-based sales company Global Screen by Alexandra Heidrich (pictured) on July 1. Fritz has been with Global Screen for three years, as has Heidrich, who is promoted from sales […]

Another German drama to US network

A German drama set in 1980s East Berlin is heading to a US channel, marking the second such deal in TV history. Weissensee, an intense ARD Degato family drama from Ziegler Film, will broadcast on multichannel net MHz Networks with English subtitles following a deal with distributor Global Screen. This deal follows SundanceTV picking up […]

Global Screen takes Ken Follett mini to market

German-based distributor Global Screen has taken international rights to A Dangerous Fortune, the upcoming two-part adaptation of the eponymous Ken Follett novel. The period drama is set in mid-19th Century London and is centred on the story of a love affair between Hugh, a well-to-do banker’s son, and Maisie, a working class girl. The miniseries […]

Germany’s Wham Bam Scam set for US remake

German scripted reality format Wham Bam Scam has been acquired for a remake in the US. Atlas Media Corp. has picked up rights to the show, which has broadcast in Germany on RTL for seven years, from distributor Global Screen. The format gives the scripted reality treatment to explosive situations such as a woman discovering […]