Jens Richter

Fremantle hires Neylon as global content head

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has appointed Katrina Neylon to the role of executive vice president of global content. TBI revealed this past Monday that Neylon had departed her former role as EVP of international sales and marketing at Studiocanal at the end of July. Neylon begins her new role in September, where she will manage the […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: Brexit and consolidation

Distribution is an international business, so it was not surprising that the execs TBI has spoken to since the UK made its historic vote to leave the European Union largely thought it was a bad decision. But is it bad for business? Brexit – the international impact Currency issues have a different impact depending on […]

More broadcasters anoint The Young Pope

A raft of broadcasters including HBO in central and eastern Europe and Fox in the Netherlands have acquired upcoming big-budget drama series The Young Pope. The show was commissioned by Canal+, HBO and Sky Atlantic and is sold internationally by FremantleMedia, which has struck the latest deals. The RTL-backed distributor acquired control of Wildside, which […]

Pivot, BBCWW visit BBC One’s Capital

Buyers from the UK, Canada and Australasia have acquired BBC One drama Capital from FremantleMedia International. Participant Media-owned Pivot took the US rights, with Shaw buying them in Canada and BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, taking them in Australia and New Zealand. Capital comes from writer Peter Bowker and producer Kudos, and is based […]

Brown moves up at FremantleMedia

Georgia Brown has risen to an executive VP post at global producer-distributor FremantleMedia. She has been promoted to EVP, global scripted and factual content, having previously been SVP, scripted. In the new post, she will oversee acquisitions for FremantleMedia’s global arm, FremantleMedia International, and provide a link between FMI and in-house production teams. Separately, FremantleMedia […]

Ex-Red Arrow exec joins Fremantle

Caroline Kusser will reunite with her former boss at Red Arrow International, Jens Richter, after joining FremantleMedia International. Kusser (pictured) has been appointed to the new post of senior VP, sales and distribution at FMI’s US arm, reporting into senior executive VP, television and digital distribution for North America Lisa Honig. This means she will […]

CBS eyes ad-free SVOD, defends ‘boring TV’

US broadcaster CBS is planning a non-ad version of its subscription video service CBS All Access. “That’s absolutely something that we’re thinking about,” CBS Corp. president and CEO Les Moonves said on an earnings call with analysts yesterday in response to a question about the SVOD service. “We’re charging US$5.99 right now for with ads […]

Wanted: procedural series

Demand remains high for procedural drama, but the supply from the US is slowing. Stewart Clarke investigates how the procedural genre is being reinvented and how international producers and distributors are increasingly getting involved in a genre that was once the preserve of the studios While Breaking Bad, House of Cards and True Detective exemplify […]

FremantleMedia takes Young Pope rights

FremantleMedia International has snagged international rights to The Young Pope, the upcoming Canal+, HBO and Sky Atlantic miniseries. FMI will sell the show, which is being produced by Italy’s Wildside and France’s Haut et Court and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, outside of the territories covered by the commissioning channels. The Young Pope will tell the […]

Gaumont, FremantleMedia set for Monte Carlo event

Christophe Riandee, the vice-CEO of French studio Gaumont, and Jens Richter, the boss of FremantleMedia International, will speak at the Content & Multiscreen Experience, a new industry event that is part of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival (pictured). The Content & Multiscreen Experience event runs on June 16 and 17. Vance Van Petten, the boss of […]

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