Mob Wives

Mob Wives prodco JustJenn adds development exec

Mob Wives producer JustJenn Productions has hired actor and producer Devyn Inez Fusaro as development executive. In her new role, Fusaro will work closely with JustJenn creator and exec producer Jennifer Graziano, to develop scripted and unscripted content. Fusaro was previously creative producer at Leslie Hassler studio in New York, and assistant to creator/exec producer […]

All3Media, Red Arrow prodcos land Bravo commissions

Red Arrow-backed Left/Right and All3Media’s Lime Productions have both scored commissions from US cable net Bravo. Lime will make Relative Success with Tabatha, in which celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey will go into struggling family businesses and untangles to personal and profession issues holding it back. Coffey was on Bravo show Shear Genius before getting her […]

Fox orders Relativity’s Home Free

US broadcast net Fox has ordered a new home renovation competition series Home Free and Electus will sell it internationally. Relativity Television is making the series and its CEO, Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), will exec produce. In the series, which will debut in late July on Fox, nine couples compete to restore a […]

ITV in for $950m Weinstein TV assets

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire the television assets of The Weinstein Company in a deal worth US$950 million. A deal, comprising an initial down payment of around US$400 million, would come hot on the heels of ITV’s acquisition of John de Mol’s Talpa Media. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, […]

A&E poaches VH1’s Tatro for key programming role

Duck Dynasty broadcaster A&E has poached Shelly Tatro from music net VH1 to become its senior VP, unscripted development and programming. Tatro joins the US cable channel after 12 years with Viacom-owned VH1, during which time she developed and oversaw shows including Mob Wives and Black Ink Crew. She also aided development on Jersey Shore, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 singles out Left/Right as growth driver

Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has seen profits at its international Red Arrow Entertainment unit grow thanks to its purchase of US prodco Left/Right. Red Arrow acquired a majority interest in Mob Wives producer Left/Right last year, as one of number of acquisitions it has made since inception in 2010. The producer “made an important contribution to […]

A&E orders Rodeo Girls series from The Weinstein Company

US cable net A&E has ordered a reality series about female rodeo competitors from The Weinstein Company. The show, Rodeo Girls, will go behind the scenes on the pro rodeo circuit. A&E has ordered a full 8x1hr series and will announce the show at its TCA press presentation later today. The show will sit alongside […]

Harvey Weinstein and Televisa’s Emilio Azcárraga Jean heading to MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein and Emilio Azcárraga Jean are heading to Cannes for MIPCOM. Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address and Azcárraga Jean, the boss of Televisa, will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s market.   Weinstein will speak on Monday the 8th October, the first day of the […]

Ben Silverman: Past, present, future

Ben Silverman is a US media executive with a rare understanding of the international TV market. Having been instrumental in bringing numerous shows and formats to the US, he, by way of a stint at NBC, founded Electus. He talks to TBI about the shows he believes have shaped the TV business and the Electus […]