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Former Sony TV sales boss Michael Grindon tells Jesse Whittock how Legendary Television’s emerging international sales division can offer an alternative to the Hollywood studios. Despite being the LA production studio behind The Hangover movie franchise, Legendary Entertainment’s push into television has been anything but lethargic. Less than a year since former Sony Pictures Television […]

Legendary moves into Asia, poaches Oe

Independent US studio Legendary Entertainment has expanded its TV operation to Asia and recruited influential Korean content exec Alex Oe to run the new operation, TBI can reveal. Oe has joined Legendary from Korean content group CJ E&M and will work in a new Seoul-based office. While at the producer, channel operator and distributor he […]

Legendary taps talent agent for top scripted job

US studio Legendary Television has appointed a WME talent agent as its president of scripted. Veteran literary agent Lauren Heller Whitney will take up the post at the Hollywood studio after Legendary president Bruce Rosenblum carried out a long search. Previous top scripted executive Peter Johnson, who is executive VP, has extended his contract until […]

Legendary hires another studio exec for sales

Legendary Television has added another former studio exec, this time to run Lat-Am distribution. Carlos Sanchez joins from Warner Bros. to fill the new role, vice president, distribution, Latin America. Legendary Television is the TV arm of film producer Legendary. It is run by former Warner Bros. Television Group boss Bruce Rosenblum. Sanchez will report to […]

Netflix in Love with Apatow comedy

Streaming service Netflix has handed a two-season order to a relationships-themed comedy from gross-out movie guru Judd Apatow. Love will debut in 2016 with a 10-episode run, and star Paul Rust (I Love You, Inglorious Basterds) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as a couple that experiences the humiliations of intimacy, commitment and “other things they were […]

Grindon’s Legendary unit to distribute The Expanse

Upcoming US sci-fi series The Expanse will be the first to be distributed by Michael Grindon’s new sales unit at Legendary Television. Former Sony Pictures Television international boss Grindon joined Legendary earlier this year to head up a new distribution division. It has now picked up international rights to The Expanse, the series based on […]