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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 […]

US greenlights: A&E bets on live, ID explores NXIVM, Paramount reins cowboy competition

A&E bets on live with daredevil series A&E is betting on live events in a big way with programmes featuring high-octane stunts. The A+E Networks-backed channel has partnered with Kew Media Group-backed Essential Media Group on stunt series The Impossible Live (w/t), in which daredevils risk their lives to pull off major stunts. The 5 […]

NENT, Kew Media team for Munich Massacre drama

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is partnering with Kew Media Group to co-produce international drama series Margeaux, created by Shades of Blue showrunner Adi Hasak. Hasak will create, write and produce the title, which will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service. Margeaux tells the tragic story of the 1972 Munich […]

Kew’s Our House Media buys stake in 4East Media

Kew Media Group-owned producer Our House Media (OHM) has taken a stake in fledgling prodco 4East Media. Led by Sharone Ostrovsky, Peter Esteves, Liz West and Sonya Roberts, 4East will develop and produce multi-genre unscripted content for international audiences. Members of the 4East team are behind shows including Hellfire Heroes (pictured; Discovery Channel), Shaun Majumder, […]

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 […]

Show of the week – Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World

Christiane Amanpour has built an illustrious career interviewing global power players and reporting from war-torn countries, and here she looks to get a global perspective of our closest relationships. “Sex & Love Around the World discusses taboo topics in a very accessible, entertaining and enlightening way,” says Lizzie Fox, VP of CNN original series. “The […]

Kew Media acquires Essential Quail for $24m

Canada’s Kew Media Group has agreed to acquire Essential Quail Media Group for an initial purchase price of US$24.64 (£18) million. The transaction will be comprised of around $15 million in cash and $9.6 million in Class B shares of Kew, valued at $7.78 per share. The initial purchase price will be funded through cash […]

Passion acquisitions chief moves to TCB

Passion Distribution’s head of acquisitions, Jimmy Humphreys, is moving to rival UK distributor TCB Media Rights. The exec will take on the newly created role of head of acquisitions and coproductions at TCB, which has been staffing up significantly in the past year. Humphreys will report to Paul Heaney, founder and CEO of TCB, and […]

Kew brings in Askin for US & LatAm sales

Kew Media Group has appointed former Alfred Haber exec Jennifer Askin as president of sales, distribution for the US and Latin America. Askin will report to Jonathan Ford, executive vice president of sales and distribution. She will be responsible for sales of all Kew distribution content across all genres across regional and pan regional basis. […]

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