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Script to Screen: The Capture

On the set of BBC One’s surveillance conspiracy thriller, Kaltrina Bylykbashi gets the lowdown on the series that has UK viewers in suspense this autumn This spring, TBI found itself at the “mothership” – a bunker with a wall full of cascading CCTV footage taken from across London that looks like the lair of a […]

Heyday Television hires ‘The Spanish Princess’ exec for development

NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Heyday Television UK has appointed former Chrysalis Vision exec Sue Gibbs to the newly created role of head of development. Gibbs will lead Heyday Television’s development slate in the UK and expand the company’s high-end drama projects, which includes The Capture for BBC One. It has also been behind The Long Song […]

Heyday Television hires DNA’s Tom Winchester as president

Heyday Television, a joint venture between NBCUniversal International and David Heyman (Harry Potter), has hired DNA Film and TV’s Tom Winchester as its first president. Winchester, who was creative director at DNA, will lead Heyday’s UK business and work closely with Heyman. Heyman and Winchester’s first hire for Heyday Television UK is Anna Hargreaves, who […]

Epix picks Heyday’s Cotton to replace ex-originals chief Diaz

Nancy Cotton is leaving Heyday Television to become executive VP of original programming at US cable channel Epix. Cotton is filling the gap left when Jocelyn Diaz left in January, a move that came after Michael Wright was named president. “I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Nancy on many projects over the […]

Amazon orders Hanna spin-off from NBCUniversal

NBC Universal International Studios has secured a straight so series order from Amazon Studios to create a scripted series based on Focus Features’ hit movie Hanna (2011). The series will be written by David Farr, who co-wrote the feature film and adapted John Le Carre’s The Night Manager for BBC/AMC. Hanna is a high-concept thriller […]

NBCU Int’l hires former Gaumont exec

NBCUniversal International Studios has recruited Sam Semon. The business affairs exec recently left Gaumont, amid a restructure, and will be executive VP, business affairs for NBCUIS. Specifically, he will work across the Heyday Television US and Working Title Television US operations, and across the wider scripted output. Semon remains in LA in his new role. […]

Fox’s Cotton picked as Heyday US chief

Nancy Cotton is leaving Fox 21 Television Studios to become US president of new NBCUniversal joint venture prodco Heyday Television. Cotton (pictured) was senior VP, creative affairs at 21st Century Fox-owned Fox 21, which is the company that resulted from the merger of cable producer Fox 21 and network production arm Fox Television Studios. She […]

NBCU launches prodco with Harry Potter’s Heyman

NBCUniversal International Studios has created a joint venture production with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman. Heydey Television launches with a pair of series commitments from NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Heyman is best known for securing the rights to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for cinema and then producing the subsequent eight movies. […]