Jeff Norton


Cameras roll on Awesome Media and Two Rivers’ ‘The Small Hand’ for C5

Cameras have begun rolling on Awesome Media and Two Rivers Media’s adaptation of The Small Hand: A Ghost Story for Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The Screen Scotland-supported drama (1 x 120 minutes) – the first adaptation of a Susan Hill novel since 2012’s The Woman In Black – sees the Kew Media Group-backed producers uniting […]

Awesome expands into graphic novels with ‘Retrograde’

Awesome Media & Entertainment is expanding into the graphic novel space with a bespoke studio. The studio will sit within the Kew Media Group-backed prodco’s fiction publishing arm Awesome Reads, launched in September, and develop high-concept, character-driven comics for adults that will also be developed for the screen. It is to debut its inaugural title […]

Netflix’s Sky drama hire points to a major UK strategy shift

Sky drama boss Anne Mensah’s appointment at Netflix has been hailed by the British production community as a major coup that could see commissioning power shift in the UK’s favour alongside more talent deals. After being linked to the sought-after UK scripted role at Netflix since early this year, the streaming giant revealed Mensah’s appointment […]

Kew-backed Awesome Media launches publishing arm

Kew Media Group-backed producer Awesome Media & Entertainment has launched a publishing division. Headed by writer-producer Jeff Norton, the business has debuted publishing imprint Awesome Reads, which will be headed by director of publishing Ingrid Selberg (pictured), former managing director of Simon & Schuster Children’s UK. The new division will publish between three and four […]

Kew continues deals spree with Awesome move

Kew Media Group has acquired a stake in Jeff Norton’s Awesome Media & Entertainment as the Canadian-owned group continues its acquisitions strategy. Hot on the heels of a deal for TCB Media Rights, Kew (fka Content Media Corp.) has paid an undisclosed amount for the stake. Awesome is a London-based creative group that former Chorion […]

Ex-Alliance Atlantis boss invests in Norton firm

Former Alliance Atlantis entertainment CEO Peter Sussman (left) has joined the board of London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment after investing in the business and becoming an equity partner. Awesome, which Canadian born screenwriter Jeff Norton (below, right) founded, is moving into primetime drama to go with its existing kids and family projects. These include Woodland, […]