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MTV International greenlights ‘Geordie Shore’ reunion spin-off

MTV International has commissioned a reunion spin-off series of hit reality show Geordie Shore.  The 6 x 44-minute series, tentatively titled Geordie More, is to follow the lives of ex-Geordie Shore cast members including Marnie Simpson, Gary Beadle, Holly Hagan and Aaron Chalmers as they go about their lives following their time on the show. Geordie More will be produced by Lime Pictures, and has […]

Pumfrey: Mental health in TV “ignored for far too long”

Industry execs have called for a closer examination of mental health across the television industry, beginning with stronger leadership from top businesses. Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the UK’s Film and TV Charity, has said that mental health “has been ignored in the industry for far too long” and that swift action needs to be taken. […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Lime Pictures’ unscripted development head shuffles to US division

Lime Pictures’ unscripted head Ben Crompton will move Stateside for the company as executive VP of development, to accelerate the prodco’s US presence. Crompton, who has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK in the last three years, will be based in Los Angeles and will continue to develop material that blends the […]

Black Mirror producer returns to Lime Pictures

Black Mirror producer Louise Sutton is joining Lime Pictures as executive producer of scripted content. Her appointment marks a return to Lime for Sutton, where she began her career 15 years ago working on Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks. Sutton most recently produced two critically-acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror for Netflix: USS Callister – starring […]

Fremantle restructures unscripted division

FremantleMedia is reuniting Talkback and Thames as part of a wider restructure at its UK unscripted division. Comedy entertainment label Talkback and entertainment arm Thames will return to their old, united state as TalkbackThames. They were previously separated in 2011 after RTL Group-owned Fremantle merged them in 2003. The restructure comes days after Thames managing […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Netflix orders trio of originals, Stranger Things II

Streaming service Netflix has ordered a pair of tween-skewed scripted series, on of which comes from CBBC, a Bill Nye talk show and a second season of summer hit Stranger Things. The tween series are an untitled Horse Mystery project and one based on Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch novels, both of which are billed […]

Big Light poaches Eleven’s Hall for COO post

Frank Spotnitz’s company, Big Light Productions, has hired Jamie Hall from rival prodco Eleven Films as COO. Hall was previously Eleven’s head of production and business affairs, but will now work out of Big Light’s UK headquarters to oversee strategic partnerships and project financing. Big Light’s current slate includes CBS-Global-TF1-RTL coproduction procedural Ransom, CraveTV comedy-drama […]

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