NBCUniversal International Studios


NBCUIS president Jeff Wachtel exits company after 20 years

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)’s president Jeff Wachtel is stepping down and leaving the US media giant. London-based Wachtel has been with NBCU for almost 20 years and was appointed to his most recent role in 2018, with a remit that included heading up production, formats and partnerships around the world. He also oversaw NBCUIS prodcos, […]

Matchbox and Eureka are ‘Making It’ in Australia

NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures and Sydney-and-LA-based Eureka Productions have teamed up to co-produce an Australian version of competition format Making It for Network 10. Set to launch next year, Making It Australia will be the second international version of NBCUniversal’s format, following last year’s Finnish adaptation, bringing together some of the country’s most talented […]

NBC buys Canadian drama ‘Transplant’ as Covid-19 coping strategies continue

NBC has become the latest US broadcaster to acquire existing scripted product to avoid the production hiatus by striking a deal for Canadian medical drama Transplant. The 13-part show, which debuted in February on Canuck network CTV, centers on Dr. Bashir ‘Bash’ Hamed, a Syrian doctor who flees the country’s war to set up life […]

Netflix boards Cate Blanchett’s ‘Stateless’

Netflix has boarded Cate Blanchett-starrer Stateless, in a deal announced on the eve of the immigration drama’s world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this week. The six-part limited series will launch on the ABC in Australia on March 1st and will premiere on Netflix in the rest of world later this year. NBCUniversal Global […]

Script to Screen: The Capture

On the set of BBC One’s surveillance conspiracy thriller, Kaltrina Bylykbashi gets the lowdown on the series that has UK viewers in suspense this autumn This spring, TBI found itself at the “mothership” – a bunker with a wall full of cascading CCTV footage taken from across London that looks like the lair of a […]

Heyday Television hires ‘The Spanish Princess’ exec for development

NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Heyday Television UK has appointed former Chrysalis Vision exec Sue Gibbs to the newly created role of head of development. Gibbs will lead Heyday Television’s development slate in the UK and expand the company’s high-end drama projects, which includes The Capture for BBC One. It has also been behind The Long Song […]

Exclusive: NBCU International Studios COO to exit

NBCUniversal International Studio’s (NBCUIS) chief operating officer Sarah Cooper is to step down from her position, TBI can reveal. Cooper (pictured) joined the UK-based production division of NBCU in 2013 with a far-reaching remit that included working with then NBCUIS president Michael Edelstein to drive value from its shows, which include period drama Downton Abbey, […]

NBCUI hires ‘Lost in Space’ producer Mark Helwig

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS) has appointed the producer behind Netflix drama Lost In Space to head up its scripted output from LA. Mark Helwig, who also worked on the reboot of Hellboy with Lionsgate, becomes exec VP of scripted at NBCUI and will work across the company’s LA production arm, reporting into UK-based president Jeff […]

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