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Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Liz Murdoch ‘investing in Featherstone firm’

Shine Group founder Liz Murdoch is set to reunite with Jane Featherstone by investing in new production company Sister Pictures. According to the Financial Times, Murdoch has held talks with Featherstone over a small, private investment in Sister, which Featherstone launched yesterday. Featherstone produced significant series such as Broadchurch and Spooks while Murdoch was in […]

Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Troy among a raft of BBC commissions

The BBC has ordered several new shows including Fall of a City, an epic period drama about the fall of Troy. The UK pubcaster also confirmed a 1x90mins TV version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Doctor Who scribe Russell T Davies (left) adapting the Shakespeare play for BBC One. Troy: Fall of a City […]

Kudos in development rejig

Endemol Shine Group drama label Kudos has reshuffled its development team, with divisional head Naomi de Pear moving into a production role. Jo Strevens, who was story producer on Kudos-produced Sky/Canal+ coproduction The Tunnel: Sabotage, will replace de Pear as head of development. She has been with the UK-based Kudos since last year, and will […]

AMC populates global nets with Humans

AMC has landed exclusive first-run rights to sci-fi drama Humans for its international channel feeds. AMC Global will run the 8x60mins first season in all territories (except the UK where it is on coproducer Channel 4) after a deal with distributor Endemol Shine International. The networks will also get the second season, which is planned […]

Acorn buys EST for ESI’s Humans

US streaming and download service Acorn has acquired electronic sell-through rights to Humans, the English-language remake of Swedish drama Real Humans. The show has been well received on Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the US and Acorn, part of Agatha Christie rights owner RLJ, will sell EST and home entertainment in the […]

Featherstone’s Kudos replacements named

Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs are jointly replacing Jane Featherstone at the top of Endemol Shine Group-owned drama label Kudos. Santer (left) moves across from his role as managing director of another ESG prodco, Lovely Day, while Isaacs (right) moves up from Kudos COO. They jointly take on the role of CEO, a position the […]

Sky, Canal+ pick through Debris with Tunnel 2

European pay TV players Sky and Canal+ are joining forces to make another series of The Tunnel, the English-French adaptation of Scandi noir series The Bridge. The Tunnel 2: Debris will be produced by Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Kudos and Shine France for Canal+ and Sky Atlantic. The series will follow an English and French detective […]

Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]