Mikael Borglund

Beyond poaches ABC exec for drama drive

Producer and distributor Beyond has recruited David Ogilvy to run a new Australia-based scripted division. Ogilvy joins from the ABC where he was a drama commissioner. He has a long list of credits from his time at the Australian pubcaster including The Code (above), Rake, Anzac Girls, and The Straits. At the new Beyond division […]

Mythbusters firm revenues up, profit down

Australia’s Beyond International has posted mixed full year results to the Australian Stock Exchange. The Sydney-based firm’s revenues for the year to June 30, 2015, were A$91.2 million (US$65.4 million), up 1.6% on the 2014 figure. However, net profit fell 26.6% – or A$2.1 million – to A$5.9 million. Within the revenues, Beyond’s productions and […]

Beyond slams ‘arrogant’ Endemol in branding dispute

Producer and distributor Beyond has slammed Endemol for branding its new international division ‘Endemol Beyond’, accusing the company of being ‘arrogant’ and creating confusion in the market. Beyond CEO Mikael Borglund told TBI that Endemol did not approach it about the branding of its digital unit, and that Beyond was “blindsided”, with no knowledge of […]

Beyond revenue tops $100m

Australia-based Beyond International has reported full-year revenue of A$102.7 million, a figure representing growth of 13.3%. The Mythbusters producer also saw net profit grow 9.6%, hitting A$9.3 million for the 12 months to June 30, 2013. Within the total, Beyond reported TV production revenue of A$45.2 million, distribution revenue of A$22.7 million and growth in […]

Beyond expands west with Perth office launch

Australia-based producer-distributor Beyond Screen Productions has opened an office in Perth, which has already scored a trio of coproduction agreements. The new business will be called Beyond West and the agreements are with Factor 30 Films’ Melissa Kelly, Spear Point Productions’ Kelrick Martin and Zinc Finger’s Russell Vines. Under terms of the agreements, BSP, which […]

Fiona Crago out and Michael Murphy in at Beyond

Fiona Crago has resigned as boss of Beyond Distribution and will be replaced by Michael Murphy. The distributor said that Crago is leaving to pursue university studies. She has been at Beyond for 16 years, having started out in its legal department. Michael Murphy has been appointed as acting general manager. He has been programme boss […]