Lark Productions

The CW adds Canadian legal drama ‘Family Law’

US network The CW has acquired Canadian drama series Family Law, following a a deal with distributor Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Seven24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global, the one-hour legal drama is created, written by Susin Nielsen, who executive produces alongside Seven24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox and Lark’s Erin Haskett […]

Lark Productions takes TV rights to ‘Still Mine’ trilogy; ‘Avengers’ star Cobie Smulders attached

Vancouver-based Lark Productions has acquired exclusive TV rights to author Amy Stuart’s best-selling novel Still Mine and its sequels Still Water and Still Here. The project will be developed and produced by the NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Lark and led by a creative team including Avengers star Cobie Smulders, who will serve as executive producer. Lara […]

NBCU revenues up but Comcast ‘underweight’ internationally

NBCUniversal saw fourth quarter revenues rise 7.5% to reach US$6.5 billion but parent company Comcast says it is “underweight” internationally and will look at acquisitions opportunities. Both NBCU’s US cable networks – such as market leader USA Network and Bravo – and broadcast channel NBC posted year-on-year growth, bringing in revenues of US$2.3 billion and […]

NBCUniversal buys into Canuck prodco

NBCUniversal International Television Production has acquired a stake in Canadian producer Lark Productions. The move formalises a four-year strategic production partnership NBCUI has had with Lark, which creates the Real Housewives of Vancouver format for Shaw and crime series Motive for CTV. Under terms of the deal, NBCUI becomes a minority shareholder in Lark and […]

Bell chimes with Opposite Worlds, Haggis drama

Canadian broadcaster Bell Media has unveiled a wide ranging slate of new shows, including a remake of Banijay International-distributed Opposite Worlds and a drama from Crash screenwriter Paul Haggis. Bell’s conventional and speciality channels are working with producers such as Entertainment One, Shaftesbury Films and NBCUniversal-backed LARK Productions on its drama projects. Screenwriter Haggis is […]

NBCU hires international scripted boss

NBCUniversal International Television Production has hired JoAnn Alfano as executive VP, scripted programming. Alfano will be based in LA and run the international scripted business overseeing development and production at NBCU-backed prodcos Carnival, Lucky Giant and Matchbox Pictures. She will also work with Working Title Television and Lark Productions, both of which NBCU has production […]

NBCU hires Fever development boss

The former head of development at UK indie Fever Media has joined his old boss David Mortimer at NBCUniversal International’s television production division. TBI has learned that Jack Burgess has joined NBCUI Television Production. The move reunites him with Mortimer, who in April exited Fever – the company he launched in 2006 with the late Richard […]

Universal Channel UK buys NBCU-distributed procedural Motive

Universal Channel has picked up UK rights to US crime drama Motive. The detective series, which stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing) and Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe), was an original for Canadian broadcaster CTV and was subsequently picked up by US broadcast net ABC. The Universal cable channel will be the first broadcaster in the UK […]