Kindle Entertainment


BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

Lionsgate poaches ITV exec for UK

Lionsgate has hired Sarah Conroy as executive producer, reuniting her with her former ITV boss, Steve November. Conroy will report to November, who joined independent studio Lionsgate from ITV late last year. At the UK broadcaster, she was a drama commissioning editor and part of November’s team. At Lionsgate, she will work to grow the […]

Lionsgate backs Gogglebox pair’s indie

Lionsgate has invested in Primal Media, the new prodco from Mat Steiner and Adam Wood, the execs behind Gogglebox Entertainment. Steiner and Wood left Sony-backed Gogglebox earlier this year, leading to the closure of the prodco. Their biggest success to date has been horror gameshow Release the Hounds, which plays on ITV2 in the UK. They […]

Televisa SVOD net takes Imira package

Televisa’s Latin American SVOD service, Blim, has bought eight children’s series from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. The deal hands the platform the Imira-produced Lucky Fred (pictured), Lola & Virginia, Sandra the Fairytale Detective, Aurora World’s Yoohoo & Friends, SpeedRacer Next Generation from Imira parent Toonz Entertainment, Zodiak Kids’ Martin Mystery, Xilam’s A Kind of Magic, […]

Thorp exits eOne for Lionsgate post

Charlotte Thorp has left Entertainment One to become senior VP and head of television sales, Europe, for US studio Lionsgate Entertainment. Thorp will lead European sales for Lionsgate UK, which is the British arm of Hollywood’s Lionsgate. She will be based in London and head up sales of films and TV shows to broadcast, cable […]

Channel 4, Netflix team for drama

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and US-based Netflix are joining forces on Kiss Me First, a new youth-skewed drama series. The show will debut on Channel 4’s youth-focused channel E4, and go out on Netflix’s streaming services outside the UK. A mix of live-action, animation, and CGI, the series is an adaptation of the Lottie Moggach […]

Lionsgate makes UK TV move with Kindle deal

The UK division of independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate has taken an equity stake in indie producer Kindle Entertainment, TBI can reveal. Kindle is the prodco founded by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, and makes kids shows including Hank Zipzer, Dixi (pictured below) and Dinopaws. The Lionsgate deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, gives the studio […]

BBC kids nets joint-order Arabian Nights series

Preschool channel CBeebies and older-skewed BBC sister CBBC have jointly-commissioned a contemporary re-imaginging of the Arabian Nights story for the UK. Jamillah & Aladdin will be a 52x14mins coproduction of British indie Kindle Entertainment, Canada’s Mediamax and India’s Toonz Entertainment. Mediamax’s parent, finance and production group Mediabiz, is co-financing the show with the BBC channels. […]