Netflix alum Nina Wolarsky joins Mediawan & Brad Pitt’s Plan B as president of TV

Mediawan and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment has landed former Netflix exec Nina Wolarsky as its first president of TV. Wolarsky joins the prodco following an eight-year spell as VP of originals at Netflix, where she had credits on shows ranging from Orange Is The New Black to The Crown. She also worked on the […]

Mediawan acquires Paris ‘Black Box’ prodco 24 25 Films

French production and distribution group Mediawan has acquired Paris-based Black Box producer 24 25 Films. Mediawan took a majority stake in the company which was founded and led by producers Thibault Gast and Matthias Weber, and is also behind features such as A Perfect Man, Promises and Scribe. Their latest production, the action-comedy Cash, directed by Jérémie Rozan […]

Opinion: Mapping the Nordic market & what it means to Formatland

Consolidation has been rife across the industry over recent months, so who better than TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to pin down exactly who owns what & what it means for the rest of the industry Mergers and acquisitions. It is not just Banijay’s favourite hobby, it is happening on all fronts. So many […]

‘Pure’ prodco Drama Republic names Jude Liknaitzky co-CEO as Greg Brenman steps back

Mediawan-owned Drama Republic has named Jude Liknaitzky as co-CEO, with founder Greg Brenman focusing on new projects at the Doctor Foster and Pure prodco. Liknaitzky, who was most recently chief creative officer & executive producer at Drama Republic, will work alongside Roanna Benn as co-CEO while Brenman will take a co-founder role. The prodco is […]

Mediawan acquires Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix prodco Submarine

European media group Mediawan has taken a majority stake in Submarine, the prodco behind Netflix’s Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood and Amazon Prime Video’s Undone. The Amsterdam, LA and London-based company was founded two decades ago by Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix, and works across five divisions which feed each other: scripted, documentary, […]

Mediawan buys UK’s Wildseed Studios, marking first deal for kids & family arm

France’s Mediawan has been back on the acquisition trail, this time buying UK-based production company Wildseed Studios in a deal that marks the first deal for its children’s division. Mediawan Kids & Family has taken a majority stake in Wildseed, which was founded in 2013 by former BBC Children’s acquisitions chief Jesse Cleverly and Miles […]

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