Cottonwood, ZDF, ZDFE, HBO Max & Globo to co-pro ‘Theodosia’ adaptation

French kids prodco Cottonwood Media, German pubcaster ZDF, its co-pro and distribution arm ZDF Enterprises, US streamer HBO Max and Brazilian media giant Globo have teamed up to co-produce Theodosia, a new live-action Egyptology-themed kids series. The 26 x 30-minute series is produced by Cottonwood Media’s David Michel, Cécile Lauritano and Zoé Carrera Allaix, while Joe Williams (Hank Zipzer’s Christmas […]

HBO Max preps surfing docuseries from ‘Love Fraud’ prodco

US cablenet and streaming sibling HBO Max are preparing to launch a docuseries from the prodco behind Showtime’s Love Fraud that tracks surfers attempting to conquer huge waves in Portugal. The six-part 100 Foot Wave is being directed by filmmaker Chris Smith, who exec produces with Joe Lewis. US trio Topic Studios, Library Films and Amplify Pictures are […]

Globo takes surfing docs & female-focused factual series to int’l buyers

Brazilian giant Globo is taking a raft of factual shows to international buyers, following their commission by the company’s domestic pay TV division. Shows include The Future Is Female, which highlights the work of journalists Claudia Alves, Fernanda Prestes and Bárbara Bárcia as they interview a raft of women from around the world, and sports docuseries Medina […]

TBI Weekly: Five Lat Am trends for global consideration

Latin America’s streaming ecosystem has evolved quickly, with a potential subscriber base that has made US giants such as WarnerMedia pick it as a first port of call for their global DTC streamer roll-outs. As NATPE Miami comes to a close, TBI picks out five trends from the region providing international opportunity. Picking up the […]

Brazilian giant Globo strikes Disney+ deal & unveils $250m investment plan

Brazilian giant Globo has struck a deal to offer Disney+ via its streaming service Globoplay and unveiled plans to invest $250m in original content. The agreement with Disney means Brazilian viewers are now able to subscribe to both streamers for R$37.90 ($6.69) over a 12-month plan, or for R$43.90 ($7.75) on a rolling monthly contract. Content […]

TBI In Conversation: Globo director Patricia Pedrosa on female-driven drama

Patricia Pedrosa, director of Brazilian scripted series All Women In The World (aka Todas As Mulheres Do Mundo), talks to TBI about the newly launched female-driven drama and what it brings to screen for Globo audiences. Globo’s latest scripted series All Women In The World is inspired by characters from the eponymous movie from the 1960s, but […]

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