MRC rejig continues as Paramount alum named president of TV, Elise Henderson exits

Senior ranks at US entertainment studio MRC are changing again, with former Paramount TV Studios exec Jenna Santoianni joining as president of TV. The incumbent Elise Henderson will exit after four years at the studio, where she has overseen a major expansion of scripted TV output, including titles such as Poker Face for Peacock, The […]

‘Poker Face’ studio MRC ups Scott Tenley to CEO

US entertainment studio MRC has elevated chief business officer Scott Tenley to CEO of the company. In his new role, Tenley will oversee MRC’s TV, film and non-fiction divisions, as well as strategic partnerships, and finance, legal, and HR functions. The MRC Television division is behind titles including Ozark for Netflix, The Great for Hulu, […]

House of Cards hiatus extended

The sixth season production of House of Cards has extended its hiatus as management deal with the fallout of sexual misconduct claims made about its former leading star Kevin Spacey. Netflix and production partner Media Rights Capital (MRC) fired Spacey earlier this month and shut down prospects of any future productions of the series. Season […]

International broadcasters place bets on House of Cards

A host of TV channels around the world have bought Netflix’s Kevin Spacey-fronted drama House of Cards, TBI has learned. The show is distributed by Sony Pictures Television and it has concluded a raft of deals, selling it to broadcasters in Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. These sales are in addition to the […]

The X-Files creator Chris Carter to debut new mystery series The After at MIPCOM

Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files, has a new sci-fi suspense series The After that will be launched at MIPCOM. The show will be made with Georgeville TV, the production company set up by Marc Rosen (Harry Potter, Threshold). “This is going to be a fantastic ride – one that only he could conceive […]

TBI Exclusive: Former Sony boss Michael Grindon joins MRC

Former Sony boss Michael Grindon has reemerged at US production company Media Rights Capital, TBI understands. Grindon was previously president, Sony Pictures Television and left the Hollywood studio in March 2010 after it combined what was called Sony Pictures Television International and Sony Pictures Television. He is now working with Media Rights Capital, the production […]