Mopar Studios

MOPAR hires Big Light, BBC alum as creative director & UK chief

Nordic producer MOPAR Studios has appointed a former Big Light Productions and BBC producer to become its creative director and lead its operations in the UK. Sharon Remmer will oversee the company’s slate, which includes Viaplay’s Red Election and North Sea Connection, and expand its activities on the global market. Remmer will also have the […]

Exclusive: MBC Studios hires Carnival, MOPAR alum to lead drama development

Middle East-based MBC Studios has hired former BBC, Carnival and Mopar Studios exec Jessica Pope as its director of development for scripted, TBI has learned. The hire comes amid a raft of activity at MBC’s production division, which has been increasing its original output as sibling streamer Shahid expands globally. Projects include Rashash, which has been […]

Newen Connect appoints Banijay alum Andrew Sime to lead on formats

French distributor Newen Connect has hired former Banijay Rights exec Andrew Sime to lead its format business. Sime takes the newly created role of head of format sales at the French outfit and will work with Newen-owned production companies including Tuvalu, De Mensen and Izen on IP. He will also partner with broadcaster parent TF1 […]

Viaplay & Ireland’s RTÉ link for Mopar’s ‘North Sea Connection’

Nordic streamer Viaplay has partnered with Irish pubcaster RTÉ on North Sea Connection, a six-part English-language thriller set on Ireland’s west coast. The series, written by Mark Greig and directed by Paul Murphy and Hannah Quinn, tells the story of Ciara (Lydia McGuinness), who must confront the dramatic consequences of her brother Aidan (Kerr Logan)’s decision […]

NENT Group’s Viaplay orders UK thriller ‘Red Election’, as producer Mopar’s English-language push continues

Sweden’s Mopar Studios is producing Red Election, a new UK-set suspense drama for Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s Viaplay streaming service. The 10-part series, which will debut on the streamer later this year, is being distributed globally by A+E Networks International. It was created by Mopar’s William Diskay and Jonas Fors together with Ola Norén, Roland […]

Sweden’s Mopar hires UK writers Moore & Foley in global drama push

Sweden’s Mopar Studios has commissioned UK scriptwriters Roland Moore and Brendan Foley to develop a pair of projects for its drama slate. The writers have been hired to work on separate projects, though both are mystery thrillers. The move comes as part of the Rig 45 producer’s push to broaden the appeal of its drama […]

Sweden’s MOPAR hires Carnival exec Jessica Pope in English-language drama push

Swedish production house MOPAR Studios has appointed Jessica Pope as its creative director of drama as part of a push into English-language drama and thriller content. Pope, who will take up the role from 1 February, will be responsible for consolidating the MOPAR brand and leading its creative vision in addition to over-seeing production. She will report […]