Lingo Pictures

News round-up: MIPTV embraces FAST; German copro scheme joins All3’s ‘Messenger’; C4 & NFTS strike three-year pact

MIPTV embraces FAST MIPTV a FAST-focused “channel summit” to take place during its April event in Cannes. FAST & Global will explore the rapidly-expanding international opportunities for content producers, IP right sholders, buyers and commissioners. MIPTV organisers RX Media said that a series of “talks, insights and structured networking opportunities” would “take center stage” in […]

ITV Studios buys Lingo Pictures, marking first Australian drama label

ITV Studios (ITVS) has expanded its scripted footprint into Australia by acquiring a majority stake in The Secrets She Keeps prodco, Lingo Pictures. The Sydney-based outfit is behind Foxtel and Sky’s drama Upright, starring Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock, as well as BBC One’s Queen Of Oz, The Messenger for the ABC, and Prosper for […]

News round-up: NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE; Stan links with Lionsgate; Media Ranch deals

NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE NBCUniversal (NBCU) is to roll its reality-focused streaming service Hayu into multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. The service will offer over 300 shows and 9,000 episodes of reality TV content including The Real Housewives, Below Deck and Million Dollar Listing franchises. Home and design, dating, cooking, crime and fashion […]

Aussie drama ‘Secrets She Keeps’ told to Germany, Denmark & Norway

Nordic-based C More and Germany’s RTL Crime have snagged rights to six-part psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, which launches on US streamer Sundance Now next month. The 6 x 60-minute show, sold by UK-based distributor DCD Rights, is an adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s acclaimed novel, which tells the story of two pregnant women […]

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas The BBC has acquired two scripted series –  Australian noir The Secrets She Keeps and supernatural French drama The Last Wave. Acquired from DCD Rights, The Secrets She Keeps is a 6×60-minute Lingo Pictures series adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s novel of the same name. It is […]

Production begins on SBS Australia’s female boxing drama

The Ropes, a four-part drama for Australian broadcaster SBS, has gone into production today (May 21) in Sydney’s western suburbs. Produced by Lingo Pictures, The Ropes follows the story of aspiring Iraqi-Australian female boxing trainer Amirah Al-Amir who dreams of transforming the prospects for women’s boxing. The show features Australian acting legend Jack Thompson alongside […]

Matchbox’s Bowden, ex-Fremantle exec form Lingo

The founder of Matchbox Pictures and a former FremantleMedia Australia creative director have created a Sydney-based production company, Lingo Pictures. Helen Bowden, who was NBCUniversal-owned Matchbox’s managing director, and Jason Stephens have partnered to create the firm, which will produce scripted and unscripted content for the international and Australian markets. Bowden counts ABC drama The […]