Marblemedia & Fae Pictures team for political drama ‘Salt’

Canadian prodco Marblemedia and LA & Toronto-based Fae Pictures have partnered to develop Salt, an original political family drama series from Abdul Malik. Marblemedia acquired the project earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Series Accelerator program, with the series following a young man, Mohammad “Mo” Akram, raised by a wealthy Muslim family reeling from […]

MIPCOM round-up: StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’; ITVS & Media Musketeers present ‘Essex County’; D360 makes ‘A Cut Above’

StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’ StudioCanal has acquired Danish comedy series The Orchestra for launch at MIPCOM next week. Created by SAM Productions and directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, who is also head writer, the series follows the rules and hierarchies, power struggles, jealousies and relationship challenges behind the scenes at the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra. Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus […]

BBCS, Eureka, Tern TV & more snag ‘Race Against The Tide’ rights

Producers in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK & Ireland have optioned the rights to create local versions of Marblemedia’s competition format Race Against The Tide. The format is distributed globally by Distribution360, which has inked deals with Eureka Productions (Holy Moley, Full Bloom), for Australia; Free Kings (Bake Off, Junior Bake […]

Show of the week: Race Against The Tide

It’s a battle against nature in this new 10 x 30-minute competition series format. Debuting on Canadian pubcaster CBC, the original version sees 10 world-class sand-sculpting teams head to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to compete for the grand prize. In each episode, they dig, pound and carve their way to extraordinary sculptures […]

Marblemedia expands Luke & Rankin roles, hires unscripted production chief

Canadian prodco Marblemedia has appointed an unscripted production chief and promoted Donna Luke to the newly created role of SVP of business operations. The Toronto-based Best In Miniature producer has also hired Stefanie Haist as head of unscripted production and expanded the remit of Diane Rankin, executive producer and SVP of rights, all to support its […]

Distribution360 moves into scripted with inter-connected family show launch

Canada’s Distribution360 has moved into scripted distribution, with family series The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker spearheading its latest kids and family slate. The 20 x 30-minute concept series is presented as two inter-connected sitcoms, with The Parker Andersons segment focusing on widower Tony Parker and his move from the UK to Chicago, while Amelia Parker follows […]

Round-up: Banijay re-opens ‘Changing Rooms’ in Germany; Bossanova snags CJZ deal; MTV Int’l preps ‘True Life Crime’ in UK

Banijay re-opens Changing Rooms in Germany Germany’s RTL Zwei has ordered a local version of Banijay’s veteran home renovation format Changing Rooms, marking the show’s return to the country after a 15-year hiatus. The four-part series is from Banijay Productions Germany and is set to air later this year, with the show following two sets of […]

Marblemedia hires Proper TV’s Mike Armitage and ups Kelsey Espensen in factual push

Canadian prodco Marblemedia has hired Proper Television exec Mike Armitage as its new development producer for factual & factual entertainment. The appointment comes as part of an expansion of the development team to drive unscripted growth, with exec Kelsey Espensen also seeing her role expanding to become development producer for unscripted entertainment & formats. In […]

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