Lorenzo Mieli

Drama, Italian style

Italy has emerged from the doldrums to become a leading European drama producer in recent years, largely down to investment from the pay TV sector. New developments look set to take things a step further, reports Jesse Whittock. The idea that Italy would give birth what is set to be one of the biggest international […]

FremantleMedia buys Young Pope prodco

FremantleMedia has paid an undisclosed amount for a 62.5% stake in Italian drama house Wildside. The prodco is currently producing the upcoming Sky and HBO drama The Young Pope, the first picture of which was released yesterday (see above). UK-headquartered FremantleMedia has the option to buy the rest of Wildside, which produces television and feature […]

Wildside launches new divisions in scripted formats push

Italian drama producer Wildside has launched a pair of new production divisions as part of a bid to create scripted formats for the global market. Wildside launched in 2009 as the result of a merger between Italian firms Wilder and Offside, and has now launched TV production unit Wildside Series and film arm Wildside Cinema […]