Keli Lee


‘Letdown’ creators prep ‘Goodwood’ with ABC, ABC Studios Int’l

The creators of ABC/Netflix co-production The Letdown are developing best-selling novel Goodwood with Endemol Shine Banks for Australian broadcaster ABC and ABC Studios International — the global production arm of the US broadcaster.  Written by Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller, Goodwood will be based on Holly Throsby’s debut novel, and will mark the duo’s own debut in hour-long drama. The […]

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 […]

CBS names Europe copro chief

The international studios arm of US broadcaster CBS has named a new coproductions chief in Europe. Meghan Lyvers will switch from her current role as senior VP, cable and digital at CBS Television Studios in the US, and will become SVP, coproductions and development at CBS Studios International. She will relocate to CBSSI’s EMEA head […]

ABC Oz lands ABC Studios Int’l’s first series

US broadcaster ABC’s London-based international arm has landed its first series, a crime drama for Australian pubcaster the ABC. Disney-owned ABC Studios International is working with Australian drama and digital firm Hoodlum Entertainment (Secrets & Lies), the ABC and Screen Queensland on Harrow. ABC’s former group head of casting, Keli Lee (pictured), has been running […]

Vice CEO to keynote Edinburgh TV Festival

Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith will deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August. The keynote is traditionally a significant event in the UK television calendar, and has been delivered in the past by the likes of Ted Turner, Peter Bazalgette, Rupert Murdoch, Kevin Spacey and, last […]

ABC casting chief gets global programmes role

ABC Entertainment Group’s casting chief, Keli Lee, has been named managing director, international content and talent. She will relocate to London from the Walt Disney Company-owned US broadcast group’s Burbank, California base following the promotion to the programming post. In the role, she will work closely with ABC Studios executive VP Patrick Moran and EVP, […]