Kudos


Diederick Santer to step down as Kudos CEO

Diederick Santer is to step down from his role as CEO at Endemol Shine prodco Kudos, after four years at the helm. Santer will be succeeded by Karen Wilson and Martin Haines, who will step up as joint managing directors. Wilson is currently chief creative officer and has been with the company since 2001, producing […]

Kudos forms Scottish talent pact with Muriel Gray

Kudos, the producer behind shows such as Broadchurch and Apple Tree Yard has forged a partnership with Muriel Gray’s company In Pin Productions to find and develop scripted projects from Scotland. Under the terms of the deal, Gray (pictured) will work with the Kudos creative team to seek out new Scottish writers, directors and concepts, […]

Kudos appoints Wilson as first creative chief

Kudos has appointed its executive producer Karen Wilson as its first chief creative officer. In the newly created role, Wilson will work closely with CEO Diederick Santer and COO Martin Haines at the Endemol Shine UK-owned drama producer. She will transition with immediate effect. She will oversee the creative direction of the company as it […]

Gaumont launching UK office with Kudos exec

France’s Gaumont is expanding further in Europe with the hire of Kudos executive producer Alison Jackson, who will launch of a UK office for the historic prodco. Jackson will lead Gaumont UK as president, reporting to Gaumont’s Paris-based vice CEO Christophe Riandee. The division, which will be based in London, opens in August. This comes […]

HBO Europe adds BBC’s Gunpowder to programming arsenal

HBO Europe has bought BBC thriller miniseries Gunpowder for a number of territories. The deal hands pay TV player HBO Europe rights to the Kit Harington series in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain. The drama, which comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Kudos in association with Harington’s Thriker Films, has already sold to […]

HBO bags BBC’s Kit Harrington miniseries

US premium cabler HBO has acquired exclusive US rights to Gunpowder, the BBC’s three-part Kit Harrington thriller drama. The show, based on 17th century events that saw Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the British parliament, will debut on HBO in December. Gunpowder, from Thriker Films and Endemol Shine UK’s Kudos, launched in the UK […]

Kudos launches Manchester-based sister firm

Kudos, the producer behind shows Broadchurch, Humans and Tin Star, has launched a Manchester-based sister company, Kudos North. Led by newly hired development producer Laura Conway, the new company will establish an open door to the north of England and look to produce new dramas with international appeal with unique voices. Salford-based actress and writer […]

BBC celebrates Gay Britannia

UK pubcaster the BBC is to run a season of programmes celebrating gay culture in Britain. The Gay Britannia season comes on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Programmes will play on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four, and on BBC radio stations. Among the highlights is a […]

Kudos nabs BBC drama exec for development

Endemol Shine Group-owned drama house Kudos has hired a new head of development from UK pubcaster the BBC. Sarah Stack, a senior script executive with BBC Northern Ireland, has landed the role at Humans producer Kudos, with Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Vicki Delow also achieving promotions. She will report to Kudos CEO Diererick Santer, and focus […]

Netflix claims $1.75bn Europe spend

Netflix has launched a European charm offensive, claiming a to-date spend of US$1.75 billion in the continent and announcing it is coproducing three more dramas there. The US-based SVOD service has been criticised for under-investing in Europe, and last year the European Commission unveiled plans that would require it and other streaming services to source […]

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