Kids round-up: Atomic Cartoon appoints Nick alum; BES adapts ‘Dinner Detectives’; Amazon welcomes ‘Harry’ to India

Atomic Cartoons adds Nick alum for Canadian hub Thunderbird Entertainment’s Atomic Cartoons has appointed LA-based animation director David Gerhard to lead the company’s division in Ottawa, Canada. Gerhard becomes creative director and will be overseeing teams working on projects for NBCUniversal, reporting to Vancouver-based supervising producer Joel Bradley. Jennifer Twiner McCarron, CEO at Thunderbird Entertainment […]

Non Stop gets Connick Jr., new Canal+ deal

French celebrity news channel Non Stop People has renewed its carriage deal with Canal+ and acquired local rights to Harry Connick Junior talkshow Harry. The channel is operated as a joint venture between Banijay Group and Mediatic System, Hugues Dangy’s investment vehicle. Harry, in which the crooner interviews celebs, will be stripped on Non Stop […]

Kiwi drug drama Harry paves way for Desert Road

New Zealand drama indie Desert Road is moving into in-house international distribution for the first time by bringing its crime series Harry to MIPCOM. Previously, Desert Road had employed distributors such as All3Media International, Lionsgate and BBC Worldwide to sell its dramas, which have included This is Not My Life. However, Desert Road is taking […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]