Jeff Goldman

Job losses expected at Eyeworks International Distribution

The futures of around 20 staff at Eyeworks International Distribution (EID) are unclear following Warner Bros.’s acquisition of the rest of the Eyeworks Group. Sources have said EID staffers are contracted until the end of the year, at which point an unspecified number will move to new roles within sister company Eyeworks USA and others […]

Eyeworks wins diving formats ruling over Banijay

A Dutch court has ruled in favour of Eyeworks in its copyright infringement case with rival producer and distributor Banijay. Eyeworks immediately said that it is considering legal action against Banijay for damages. Banijay alleged Eyework’s Celebrity Splash format (pictured) infringed its copyright relating to TV Total Turmspringen (aka Stars in Danger). However, a Dutch […]

Middle East dives in for Celebrity Splash

Eyeworks has sold diving format Celebrity Splash to a Lebanon-based satellite channel, which will launch a pan-Middle Eastern version in May. LBCI has commissioned and will produce a local adaptation of the format, which will air in the broadcaster’s home country, plus 23 other countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. The Dutch format […]