Lucy Leveugle

TBI Weekly: Netflix finds its ‘Love Island’ amid unscripted drive

A year on since forming its UK outpost and months out from launching Paris and Berlin bases, Netflix was out in force at the Edinburgh TV Festival, having made a raft of reality commissions, including a Love Island-style format, TBI understands.  It is believed that the SVOD giant has finally found its take on the […]

Exclusive: Netflix drives into European drama with hires for Paris, Berlin

Netflix is expanding its scripted might in Europe, building out offices in Paris and Berlin with top execs from local broadcasters and production companies. The streaming giant is building out its German team, having hired Lucas Schmidt – a long-time commissioner with German public broadcaster ZDF. Though he has been based in Amsterdam since joining […]

Exclusive: Netflix hires former Channel 4 commissioner

Netflix has hired former Channel 4 commissioner Lucy Leveugle for its London outpost, TBI has confirmed. Leveugle joins Netflix’s unscripted content team, working to Nathaniel Grouille and Sean Hancock. Her focus is unscripted content from across EMEA. She will be based in the London office, which set up its UK office earlier this year with the […]

C4 orders Barcroft’s supersized pets title

Channel 4 has commissioned Barcroft Productions’ Bear about the House: Living with My Super-Sized Pet. The 1×60 documentary explores why certain individuals choose to make oversized animals such as bears, crocodiles and buffalos, household pets. It includes stories of Stepan the 55-stone bear, Jilly the nine-foot crocodile and Cody the buffalo. Bear about the House… was […]

Channel 4 makes factual hires

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has hired a pair of executives to its features and factual commissioning teams, and made another editor’s role permanent. Former Channel 5 commissioning editor Ian Dunkley has been hired as commissioning editor, factual entertainment. He will report to head of factual entertainment Liam Humphreys. He joins a team that also includes […]