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Rise staffing up, hires Betty, 7 Wonder execs

Rise Films has hired two new factual execs and is looking to bolster its team further. The UK indie, which makes ITV comedy Plebs, has brought in Kate Morey as head of popular factual and Steve Condie as exec producer, factual. Morey joins from Discovery-owned factual prodco Betty, where she was an exec producer. She […]

All3, Undercover Boss chief form reality prodco

All3Media America has formally brought Undercover Boss showrunner Chris Carlson into the fold. Carlson will head up reality producer Commonwealth Unscripted, the eleventh producer in the All3Media-owned All3 America stable. The LA-based firm will look to create new unscripted programming for US broadcasters, while also overseeing production of the Emmy-winning Undercover Boss US, which airs […]

Maverick brings Fatonomics, Culture Quiz to Cannes

A dieting-meets-economics format and a culture-based quiz will roll out in Cannes next month with All3Media International launching the pair of Maverick Television formats at the market. UK producer Maverick is behind Fatonomics. The format attempts to help dieters shed the pounds by using the loss aversion principle and punishing them financially if they fail […]

All3Media launches US prodco with ex-Ryan Seacrest exec

All3Media has hooked up with former Ryan Seacrest Productions unscripted programming chief Heather Schuster to launch an LA-based unscripted formats business. Schuster has become CEO of Morocco Junction Entertainment, which will focus on unscripted formats for broadcast and cable channels with a global edge. She her exited her role as senior VP of development and […]

MTG Studios options Scandi formats in France, UK and Germany

MTG Studios’ has secured options for key formats from its production company Strix, with producers in the UK, France and Germany and a commission in Finland. Maverick, the All3Media-owned producer of Embarrassing Bodies has optioned My Best Friend in which dogs are found new owners. Maverick’s Stephan Fleahy said: “My Best Friend is exactly the […]

Discovery hires intn’l director of development

Discovery’s international arm has hired Charlotte Reid as its first director of production and development across lifestyle and entertainment programming. Reid will lead lifestyle and entertainment commissioning in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, as well as serve as executive producer on key returning series for Discovery Networks International. She will report into Sarah Thornton, VP, head […]