Exile Content hires Hasbro’s former chief content officer for kids division

Sueño Real producer Exile Content Studio has launched a new kids division and appointed Hasbro’s former EVP & chief content officer to lead the English- and Spanish-language arm. Stephen Davis becomes chairman at Exile Kids and will work with the team to identify and scale global franchises for the studio across original IP, acquisitions, licensing and […]

IMDb TV orders Play-Doh format from Hasbro’s eOne

Amazon’s IMDb TV has continued its original programming push with the commission of family competition special, Play-Doh Squished. The one-hour, holiday-themed special is hosted by US actress Sarah Hyland and is from Amazon Studios and Entertainment One (eOne), which is owned by Play-Doh owner Hasbro. The format will feature three teams of two kids and […]

eOne taps Beau Willimon for ‘Risk’ adaptation and first-look deal

Entertainment One (eOne) is in development with a scripted TV series based around the classic board game Risk, with House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon signed to a first-look deal with the company and set to helm the project. Willimon will write and oversee development of the project based on the strategy game, which, like […]

EOne confirms HBO alum Michael Lombardo as global TV president

Hasbro-owned producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has confirmed that former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has been appointed to head its international TV division. News of Lombardo’s appointment emerged last month, with the veteran exec now formally named as president of global TV at eOne, with a remit across development and production of all […]

EOne lines up HBO alum Michael Lombardo to head TV division

Hasbro-owned producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has lined up former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo to head its TV division, according to reports. Lombardo, who stepped down at HBO in 2016 following a 33-year stint at the premium cabler, had been programming president for almost a decade with a tenure that yielded hits including […]

News round-up: Love Nature unveils blue chip duo; BET+ visits eOne’s Diggstown

Love Nature greenlights blue chip duo Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature 4K has greenlit two six-part, blue-chip specialist factual series from sibling producers for its linear and online channels. A Wild Year On Earth, produced by Blue Ant Studios’ Northern Pictures and narrated by actor Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), is an epic look at how […]

EOne’s chief strategy officer Peter Micelli to depart

Entertainment One’s (eOne) chief strategy officer Peter Micelli is leaving the transatlantic producer and distributor, just four months after Hasbro completed its $4bn deal for the company. Micelli arrived at eOne in 2018 after being hired by Mark Gordon, the former president & chief content officer who was appointed as part of changes that saw […]

eOne, Three Tables forge development, distribution deal

Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne) has struck a multi-year distribution deal with indie production company Three Tables Productions. Under the pact, Three Tables will develop and produce original scripted programming for eOne to distribute on a worldwide basis. The prodco is currently developing a variety of projects aimed at the UK and international markets, with partners […]

Hasbro completes $3.8bn deal for Entertainment One

Power Rangers owner Hasbro has completed its $3.8bn deal (£2.9bn) to acquire Entertainment One (eOne), the company behind kids behemoth Peppa Pig and dramas such as The Rookie. Darren Throop, eOne’s president and CEO, will now report to Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO. Elsewhere, eOne’s president of family & brands Olivier Dumont will also […]

Hasbro’s $4bn Entertainment One deal to be investigated by UK competition regulator

US toy giant Hasbro’s $4bn deal for Entertainment One (eOne) is to be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will explore whether the proposed acquisition, first revealed in August, would cause a “substantial lessening of competition” in the UK. The CMA’s examination will start on Friday […]

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