IDW Entertainment

IDW Entertainment & Sony alum to lead new US distribution & production outfit Strong Studios

David Ozer, the former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE)’s Landmark Studio Group, has been appointed as president of a new New York-based production and distribution firm backed by US screen manufacturer Ballantyne Strong. Strong Studios, which will operate as part of the company’s Strong Entertainment division, will develop and produce original […]

IDW hires Orchard alum Paul Davidson as EVP Entertainment

US-based Locke & Key prodco IDW Entertainment has hired former The Orchard exec Paul Davidson as EVP, overseeing development and production, following the exit of Lydia Antonini. Antonini announced her departure from the company earlier this week, after almost five years as president, to return to producing. Davidson, who will start in the role on Monday, […]

‘Wynonna Earp’ prodco IDW Entertainment’s president steps down

Lydia Antonini is stepping down after almost five years as president of US-based Wynonna Earp prodco IDW Entertainment to return to producing. Despite departing her current role at the company, Antonini is to remain as a producer on several projects. Her successor is yet to be named. Antonini joined IDW Entertainment in 2017 as head of […]

Syfy hangs up ‘Wynonna Earp’s’ guns

US-based NBCUniversal-owned cable channel Syfy has cancelled supernatural western Wynonna Earp, with the show to end following the upcoming second half of its fourth season. The show, which is co-produced by IDW Entertainment, Cineflix Studios and SEVEN24 Films, airs on Syfy in the US and CTV Sci-Fi in Canada. The concluding six episodes of season […]

Ex-Paramount TV chairman takes IDW CEO role

Former Paramount TV chief Kerry McCluggage has been named the new CEO of IDW Media Holdings, less than a year after joining the company’s board and replacing company founder Ted Adams. After a successful spell at Universal, McCluggage spent 10 years at Paramount Television Group before going on to form his own production company, Craftsman Films. […]

IDW launches on-demand content studio for geeks

San Diego-based IDW Entertainment (IDWE) has launched a on-demand- and digital-focused production and distribution studio targeting “geek culture”. IDW Digital Studio will produce original, on-demand content for ‘geek’ audiences across digital media. It will target fan bases with “a fresh, fan accessible and highly creative emphasis to creating, managing and delivering original content and fan […]

Hulu adapts horror-fantasy comic for TV

US streaming service Hulu has greenlit a one-hour pilot of comic property Locke and Key. The fantasy-cum-horror comic follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home to find magical keys give them powers and abilities. Dirk Gently prodco IDW Entertainment is attached to produce the pilot, which carries […]

Netflix boards BBC America drama

Streaming service Netflix has boarded BBC America comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The SVOD service has taken rights outside the US and will launch it this December. IMG sells the show internationally as part of its push into global distribution, and did the deal with Netflix. The series is based on Douglas […]

IMG to sell BBC America drama

IMG is moving further into distribution by acquiring rights to new BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which launches in autumn this year, follows on from IMG selling another BBC drama, The Night Manager, as it moved into TV programme sales. Dirk Gently… comes from BBC American part-owner AMC Studios, Asia’s […]