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Critical move for former Sony, Playboy exec

Tom Forman’s recently founded prodco Critical Content has recruited Christoph Pachler as executive VP and CFO. Pachler will be Critical’s first CFO, after Forman and Andrew Marcus created the company out of what was Relativity Television. The new recruit was EVP and CFO at Playboy for a six-year stint, ending this April. Prior to that he […]

CTC names channel boss as Murugov steps aside

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has named Elmira Makhmutova as the new head of the CTC Channel, effective from January 1. Makhmutova, who is currently deputy CEO for strategic marketing at the broadcaster, will replace Viacheslav Murugov, who will continue to serve as an advisor to CEO Yuliana Slashcheva. Murugov, who is currently chief content officer […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]