Starzplay takes European rights to France Télévisions drama ‘Ouija’

Starzplay has joined France Télévisions and Fremantle’s French-language drama Ouija. The supernatural coming-of-age story is from Thomas Bourguignon and Jörg Winger, with filming recently starting in Nice, France, and its surrounding area, Gorges du Verdon. Starzplay has taken first run rights in Germany and German-speaking Europe including Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain and the Nordics, with second-run distribution […]

Fremantle names Kwai MD as founder Thomas Bourguignon departs

The Last Wave producer Kwai has appointed a new MD, with the French production company’s founder and MD Thomas Bourguignon stepping down. Stèphanie Carrère will replace Bourguignon, who is departing to expand his career in writing and directing. Carrère has previously produced The Last Wave for Kwai and was also attached on shows including Baron […]

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas The BBC has acquired two scripted series –  Australian noir The Secrets She Keeps and supernatural French drama The Last Wave. Acquired from DCD Rights, The Secrets She Keeps is a 6×60-minute Lingo Pictures series adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s novel of the same name. It is […]

Fremantle buys into Bend It TV

FremantleMedia has bought a 25% stake in scripted prodco Bend It Television. This is the latest in a long line of similar investment deals RTL Group-owned Fremantle has closed under CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz. Kenyan-born British film veteran Gurinder Chadha is behind Bend It. Her credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice and Angus, […]