Global Screen


Round-up: Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’; C4 orders Woodcut serial killer doc; BBC builds ‘Jay’s Workshop’

Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’ Broadcaster in the US, Canada, Spain and France have acquired German crime thriller mini-series Dark Woods, following deals with distributor Global Screen. Canal+ Group, French leading pay-TV group, acquired the show for its thriller channel Polar, while First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, will release the series as part of […]

Global Screen consolidates TV and film, led by Julia Weber; Alexandra Heidrich departs

Telepool-owned German distributor Global Screen is consolidating its sales and acquisitions across both TV and film, with Julia Weber appointed to oversee both and Alexandra Heidrich exiting the company. Weber, who is currently head of theatrical sales and distribution at the company, will add TV to her purview as the company’s new overall head of […]

Show of the week: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

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 […]