Hello Sunshine

Lebron James’ SpringHill Company explores sale, valued at $750m

NBA star LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter are reportedly in talks with Nike and others to sell their production company SpringHill Company, with a valuation as high as $750m. Discussions are understood to be at an early stage and could potentially lead to an investment rather than a sale. James and Carter formed […]

Reese Witherspoon prodco Hello Sunshine acquires SKR in unscripted boost

Hello Sunshine, the US-based production company co-founded by actor Reese Witherspoon (Little Fires Everywhere), has acquired SKR Productions, the producer behind Amazon Prime fashion series Making The Cut. Sara Rea, who set up SKR in 2014, will become Hello Sunshine’s new head of unscripted TV as part of the arrangement, which will bolster Hello’s unscripted […]

Apple TV+ orders first competition show, with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Apple TV+ is expanding its offering by ordering its first competition show, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and has the showrunner behind ABC’s The Masked Singer attached. My Kind Of Country is described as “a groundbreaking global search for unconventional and extraordinary country music talent.” Masked Singer showrunner Izzie Pick Ibarra […]

Amazon snaps up rights to Witherspoon’s Daisy Jones

Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke says the streaming service has agreed a pre-emptive series order for 13 episodes of a drama based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s highly sought-after novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine outfit. Circle of Confusion is also co-producer of the title. It will launch exclusively on […]

Reese Witherspoon to launch VOD channel with AT&T

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and AT&T will be debuting two new female-driven series on DirectTV, DirectTV Now and U-Verse with the launch of the Hello Sunshine VOD channel. The series will include Witherspoon’s first unscripted title Shine On with Reese, which premiers on July 17. It will also feature The Home Edit’s Master the Mess, […]

Apple orders another drama from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Apple has ordered a thriller hailing from Reese Witherspoon’s prodco Hello Sunshine, making it the third title commissioned from the banner. Are You Sleeping is a thriller starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), that is also produced by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. The title is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, […]

Hulu lands Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington drama

Hulu has beat the competition to give a straight-to-series order to Reese Witherspoon (pictured) and Kerry Washington’s coproduced adaptation of novel Little Fires Everywhere. The limited, eight-episode, series is based on the book of the same name by Celeste Ng, and will star Witherspoon and Washington as two women in a small Ohio town who […]

AT&T digital chief to lead Chernin’s Otter as CEO

US-based digital media investments firm Otter Media has appointed a new CEO, who will transfer down from shareholder AT&T. Tony Goncalves has been appointed to the role having consulted with the business since its inception in 2014. Otter has been looking for a new chief since president Sarah Harden became CEO of Hello Sunshine, a […]

TBI Weekly: The future is female for global prodcos

Production companies with a female focus are cropping up at a startling rate as female perspectives take centre stage globally and the #MeToo movement continues apace. This week, we saw former CBS entertainment boss and longtime champion of gender equality, Nina Tassler, form PatMa Productions. The outfit will focus on diverse voices and partner with organisations […]