Mercury Studios

Mercury Studios hires new content & development leads

Universal Music Group’s UK-based Mercury Studios has appointed Steve Condie as SVP of content and Raw Cut exec Frank MacDonald as head of development. Condie is a veteran executive producer and director whose credits include the TV, online and radio format People’s History Of Pop, the dance music series Can You Feel It and the BBC […]

Will Smith fitness doc tops YouTube originals slate

Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube has announced a new originals slate including one scripted and five unscripted shows, with a fitness series featuring Hollywood actor Will Smith topping the bill. Produced by Smith’s Westbrook Media label and YouTube Originals, the six-part unscripted series Best Shape Of My Life (working title) is set to debut next year, […]

Universal Music launches Mercury Studios, led by BBC Children’s alum Alice Webb

Universal Music Group (UMG) has launched a “multi-faceted content studio” focused on music-based storytelling, which will be led by former BBC Children’s boss Alice Webb. Mercury Studios will develop, produce and invest in “innovative” music-skewing content, while also becoming home to film and TV producer, Eagle Rock Entertainment (ERE), which is to be moved into […]