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StudioCanal closes in on deal for Red Production Company (exclusive)

France-based movie producer and distributor StudioCanal is locked in exclusive takeover talks with UK indie producer Red Production Company, TBI can reveal. The studio, which is part of the Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Groupe, has already staked a claim in the TV world with the acquisition of Munich-based Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines producer […]

FremantleMedia inks ProSieben, RTL and raft of German deals

FremantleMedia International has announced a slew of sales to German broadcasters. The distributor has inked a deal with Gemany’s largest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for titles including Jamie Cooks Summer, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and Lisa Kudrow web series Web Therapy (pictured). The shows will air on female-skewing digital channel […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]