Mammoth Screen


ITV expands drama team ahead of ITVX launch, with Mammoth Screen’s TV chief among hires

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is expanding its drama team ahead of the launch of streamer ITVX with three new additions, including the director of TV at Mammoth Screen. Helen Ziegler will become senior commissioning editor from January and will lead on ITVX’s drama slate, as well as shows for flagship channel ITV. Ziegler has worked […]

Mammoth Screen rejigs C-suite, appoints ITVS exec as new MD

Mammoth Screen, the London and Belfast-based prodco behind The Serpent and Endeavour has unveiled a C-suite rejig, along with the appointment of a new MD and exec producer. Samantha McMillon joins Mammoth as managing director from parent company ITV Studios, taking on the role from James Penny, who has been elevated to CEO. She will also […]

BritBox NA orders Agatha Christie miniseries from Hugh Laurie

BBC Studios and ITV joint-venture streamer BritBox in North America has made its biggest US commission to date with an order for a limited series based on the Agatha Christie novel Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? to be adapted by Hugh Laurie. House and Roadkill star Laurie will write, direct and executive produce the adaptation, […]

ITV Studios launches production trainee scheme to bolster diversity

ITV Studios (ITVS) has launched a production trainee scheme aimed at fast-tracking new and diverse talent into a variety of roles. The scheme will offer 12-month contracts to successful candidates, who will receive mentoring and training, as well as placements at one of 10 ITVS-owned prodcos across both scripted and unscripted. Roles are available at […]

ITV Studios unveils scripted deals, sets out Spring drama slate

ITV Studios has struck a US deal for Mammoth Screen’s H.G. Wells adaptation War of the Worlds, selling it to AMC upgrade subscription service AMC Premiere. The deal, which takes the total number of territories War of the Worlds is available in to 221, is one of several announced by ITV Studios ahead of its […]

ITVS drama ‘World On Fire’ finds home in the US

PBS in the US, BBC First in Australia and SVT in Sweden are among companies to have struck deals for upcoming World War Two drama World On Fire. The 7 x 60 minute show was originally commissioned by BBC One in the UK and is sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), with ITV […]

Studio Lambert promotes Maddie Sinclair, hires Mammoth Screen exec

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has promoted its head of development Maddie Sinclair to become an executive producer at the company, and hired an exec from fellow UK prodco Mammoth Screen to take her previous role. Sinclair joined Studio Lambert in 2016 from BBC Studios and is being replaced by James Gandhi, who becomes head of development. […]

BBC One, Netflix preps Hippie Trail murder drama from Mammoth Screen

BBC One in the UK has commissioned a true-life drama from Poldark producer Mammoth Screen that explores how an elusive murderer operating on the Hippie Trail was caught and brought to trial, with Netflix onboard as a co-production partner. The Serpent is set in the 1970s and is being written by Ripper Street duo Richard […]

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