Louise Pedersen

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The advent of international OTT services has created unheralded demand for first-run drama. One result has been the traditional system of windowing, holdbacks and stacking rights for scripted programming changing. Stewart Clarke speaks to buyers, sellers and market experts The process of windowing drama programming was stable for years. However, with the SVOD players competing […]

Playground developing refugee crisis drama

Drama producer Playground Entertainment has secured rights to The New Odyssey – The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis, which comes from journalist Patrick Kingsley. Transatlantic prodco Playground is developing the property into a “major new TV series” through its UK office after signing an option deal with Guardian News and Media. Kingsley was in 2015 […]

Starz boards BBC Two Poliakoff drama

US premium cable channel Starz has signed on as coproducer of BBC Two drama Close to the Enemy, which comes from writer Stephen Poliakoff. The deal with distributor All3Media International hands Starz exclusive US premium rights to the six-part drama. Writer Poliakoff was attached to previous Starz drama Dancing on the Edge. He will write […]

Woolf returns to All3 after Zodiak exit

Gary Woolf has returned to All3Media just a year after leaving to join Zodiak Media, TBI can reveal. It was widely rumoured in April Woolf would return to All3 after leaving Zodiak, and he has now been confirmed as All3Media International’s executive VP, business development, digital and insight. At Zodiak, he was head of digital, business […]

Ex-FremantleMedia UK boss joins All3

Former FremantleMedia UK CEO Sara Geater is joining another UK-based production giant, All3Media, as COO. Since leaving FremantleMedia’s British arm in 2014 after seven years, she has taken on the chairmanship of indie body PACT, and will joins Gogglebox firm All3 with immediate effect. This comes after All3’s former COO, Jane Turton, secured the CEO […]

Turton secures All3Media CEO post

Jane Turton has been confirmed as the permanent CEO of UK-based production giant All3Media. She has been leading Gogglebox owner All3 since previous chief executive Farah Ramzan-Golant’s exit last year, but her official promotion today comes after a lengthy selection process. Turton now oversees a production group of 20 prodcos, including Studio Lambert, All3Media America […]

Macallister to replace Pedersen at All3 Int’l

Sales veteran Steve Macallister is taking on the CEO job at All3Media International. The former Zodiak Rights and BBC Worldwide sales chief (pictured) will take up the post on March 1 after current incumbent Louise Pedersen (below) moves to Playground Entertainment. Macallister left his role as chief executive of Zodiak Media’s sales division unexpectedly in […]

Channel 4’s Gardiner enters Playground

Channel 4’s commissioning editor, drama Sophie Gardiner has joined Playground Television, the TV arm of former HBO Films president Colin Callender’s prodco, Playground Entertainment. Gardiner joins Playground as creative director ahead of the launch of a London office, which former All3Media International managing director Louise Pedersen will oversee as UK MD. Gardiner was responsible for […]

All3Media hires former Shine digital boss

The international arm of All3Media has recruited Gordon Synn as senior VP, digital and business development. Synn joins All3Media International having previously been at Shine, where he was global head of digital and home entertainment and oversaw the roll out of its direct to consumer OTT service. His departure at Shine was announced when Stingray […]

UK’s More4 acquires Oz’s ANZAC Girls

UK channel More4 has acquired Australia World War I miniseries ANZAC Girls from All3Media International. The show follows a group of young Australian and New Zealand female nurses in 1915 as they experience the horrors of Gallipoli’s war fields in Europe. The Screentime-produced series is currently airing on ABC in Australia. “This war-time drama, told […]