Legendary Entertainment

Sony veteran Jason Clodfelter named TV chief at Legendary Entertainment

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter has exited the company after 17 years to become president of television at Legendary Entertainment. Clodfelter will be responsible for developing new scripted and limited series at Legendary, which is behind shows such as Carnival Row for Prime Video and Drops Of God for Apple TV+. His […]

Apple TV+ takes manga adaptation ‘Drops Of God’ global

Apple TV+ has acquired the rights to French-Japanese drama series Drops Of God from Legendary Entertainment. Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, this adaptation has first announced in 2021 and is produced by Dynamic Television, in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment. Starring Fleur Geffrier […]

Former Studiocanal exec named CEO of Legendary Entertainment & Tobis joint-venture

Isabel Hund, the German producer and former Studiocanal exec, has been appointed as CEO of newly formed joint venture between US studio Legendary Entertainment and German producer-distributor Tobis. Hund the as-yet-unnamed Munich-based company, which was first announced in July and is focused on developing, producing and distributing German-language scripted series and miniseries. Tobis is to […]

MIPCOM round-up: Warner Bros. Int’l TV Production unveils slate; Legendary offers scripted drama; WOW presents ‘Drag Race’ formats

Warner Bros. Int’ TV Production unveils slate Warner Bros. International Television Production has announced its MIPCOM slate, with titles across factual entertainment, reality, documentary and scripted. Among the unscripted highlights are Paranormal (working title), a documentary series about one of Britain’s most compelling supernatural stories and the family at its heart, produced for BBC Three […]

Legendary Entertainment & Tobis form JV for German scripted series

US studio Legendary Entertainment and German producer & distributor Tobis have teamed to launch a joint venture that will create scripted German-language content. The new firm, which was announced by Legendary CEO Joshua Grode and Tobis principals Timm Oberwelland and Theo Gringel, will be based in Tobis’ recently opened Munich office, where it will develop, […]

Legendary strikes $760m deal with Apollo, eyes further M&A activity

Lost In Space producer Legendary Entertainment has struck the latest M&A deal involving a private equity fund, after Apollo invested $760m in the US-based production giant and talked up the potential of more acquisitions. The deal will hand former Endemol Shine Group owner Apollo a minority stake in the company, which is behind movies such […]

Legendary names Josh Grode new CEO

Legendary Entertainment has named Josh Grode as its new CEO almost a year after the exit of its former chief and founder Thomas Tull. Grode was formerly at the law firm Irell & Manella, where he advised Legendary for years as well as other media businesses such as Lionsgate and Marvel. He inherits the group […]

Wanda’s $1bn Dick Clark deal collapses

The US$1 billion sale of US entertainment prodco Dick Clark Productions into Chinese hands has collapsed. A regulatory filing from current DCP owner Elridge Industries on Friday revealed Dalian Wanda Group had pulled out of its agreement to buy the company, which is one of America’s oldest and most-prolific entertainment producers. Elridge is seeking a […]

Legendary founder exits year after Wanda deal

Thomas Tull has resigned from US studio Legendary Entertainment a year after selling to Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group (Dalian Wanda). Effective immediately, he will step down as CEO and chairman, though he does assume a heritage position as founding chairman of the LA operation. Jack Gao, senior VP of Wanda Group and CEO of international […]

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