ABC Oz backs female Shakespeare drama from ABC Studios Int’l

Australian pubcaster the ABC has boarded a drama from its international production unit that will retell the works of Shakespeare from female perspectives and has Margot Robbie (pictured) attached as a producer. The broadcaster is working with ABC Studios International (part of US broadcaster ABC), LuckyChap Entertainment and Hoodlum on the show, which is currently […]

ABC Studios and Hoodlum sign global first look deal

ABC Studios International and Australian prodco Hoodlum Entertainment have signed a worldwide first look deal, stepping up their international development and production efforts. In this newly formed pact, the international programming arm of ABC Studios and Hoodlum will develop new content for the global international marketplace, including the US. Disney Media Distribution will have international […]

ITV Studios America revs up Little Engine deal

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked a first look deal with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo’s Little Engine Productions. ITV Studios America will partner on the prodco’s shows for US nets, with ITV Studios Global Entertainment selling these projects internationally and bringing Little Engine into copros with European partners. Little Engine’s credits include […]

ITV teams up with Australian Hoodlum

ITV Studios has inked a first-look deal with US prodco Hoodlum. Hoodlum is run by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield and makes scripted, factual and digital programming. Its drama credits include ABC series Secrets & Lies and a new pilot for NBC, The Strange Calls. The deal, between ITV Studios America and Australian Hoodlum, focuses […]

France Télévisions buys into Cineflix’s Secrets & Lies

French pubcaster France Télévisions has acquired Australian drama series Secrets & Lies from Cineflix Rights. The six-part one-hour drama will air on the France 2 channel. A psychological thriller, the series follows a family man who finds himself accused of the murder of a young boy. It was originally produced for free-to-air channel Network Ten […]

ABC goes straight-to-series with Secrets & Lies remake

An upcoming Australian crime drama is being remade for US broadcast net ABC, which has made a 10-part, straight-to-series order. Secrets & Lies comes from Oz prodco Hoodlum and is set to begin broadcasting on Network Ten in 2014, and is now being remade by ABC Studios and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Hoodlum is also […]

Cineflix Rights makes first drama move

Cineflix Rights is moving into drama and has made it first acquisition, upcoming Australian crime mystery Secrets & Lies. The six-part series is being made by Australian indie Hoodlum and has just entered production. It tells the story of Ben, an innocent man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a four-year-old boy. […]