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Fremantle bolsters US scripted with Lionsgate’s Jerry Jacobs & Nyanza Shaw

Fremantle has bolstered its scripted team in the US by adding a business & legal affairs SVP to its ranks and hiring Lionsgate’s SVP of TV production. Jerry Jacobs becomes EVP of scripted productions at Fremantle North America, while Nyanza Shaw has been hired as EVP of scripted business & legal affairs. Jacobs will be […]

TiTAN Platform launches ‘unifying’ content hub in US

TiTAN Platform, a smart content and device firm led in the US by former Endemol Shine executive Adrian Sexton, has launched a transactional content platform in the US for the first time, securing deals with Vubiquity and TV4 Entertainment in the process. The TiTAN Play service allows content owners and creators to upload SVOD channels […]

Lionsgate ‘in talks to sell Epix stake’

Lionsgate Entertainment is reportedly set to offload its stake in US premium cable channel Epix to its joint venture partners, Viacom and MGM. According to Reuters citing unnamed sources, Lionsgate has initiated talks with MGM Holdings and Viacom’s film arm, Paramount Pictures, over a deal. Lionsgate has just completed its US$4.4 billion takeover of pay […]

Gameshow veteran forms JV with Lionsgate

Prolific gameshow producer Jeff Apploff and Lionsgate Entertainment are creating a joint venture to create unscripted programming and formats. Under terms of the agreement, Lionsgate will land exclusive rights to TV programming from Apploff Entertainment. Apploff, who runs his company as president and CEO, has created formats such as Fox’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (in […]

Albrecht extends Starz stay

Chris Albrecht has signed a contract to remain CEO of US premium cable channel Starz until 2020, simultaneously adding the title of company president. The new deal is effective as of July 1, with Albrecht (pictured) replacing the long-serving Glenn Curtis as president. The news closely follows the appointment of global marketing president Jeffrey Hirsch […]

Epix to adapt Get Shorty for TV

US premium cable channel Epix is to produce a TV version of 1990s movie Get Shorty. Production on the series will begin this year ahead of a 2017 launch, with MGM Television attached. MGM is the US studio that originally adapted Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel as a film and part-owns Epix with Paramount Pictures and […]

Exec upped as Lionsgate eyes global SVOD deals

Lionsgate Entertainment has promoted Agapy Kapouranis to the post of executive VP, global SVOD. Among her key duties will be assessing whether individual programme sales should be made as global SVOD deals – primarily with Netflix – or on a markey-by-market, case-by-case basis. She will report to Lionsgate executive VP, North American TV and SVOD […]

Pilgrim, esports firm create TV, digital pact

Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group and esports firm ESL have formed a partnership to create and distribute original content. The pair will focus on esports entertainment content – filmed and live gaming competitions – for television and digital platforms. ESL is one of the world’s leading esports companies, with its events including in the Intel […]

Hegedus’ new indie scores Dick Clark deal

Former MTG and Debmar Mercury exec Bea (Beata) Hegedus has officially launched her new indie consultancy with a deal that will see Dick Clark Productions taking a Hungarian format to the US. Hegedus (pictured) has been building Ashgate Media for some time. Following a soft-lanch earlier this year, she has now officially debuted the firm, […]

Thorp exits eOne for Lionsgate post

Charlotte Thorp has left Entertainment One to become senior VP and head of television sales, Europe, for US studio Lionsgate Entertainment. Thorp will lead European sales for Lionsgate UK, which is the British arm of Hollywood’s Lionsgate. She will be based in London and head up sales of films and TV shows to broadcast, cable […]

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