Nena Rodrigue

Barnett recruits Rodrigue for BBC America post

Sarah Barnett has brought SundanceTV colleague Nena Rodrigue to US cable channel BBC America. Rodrigue will be executive VP, original programming, acquisitions and production at the channel, which AMC Networks operates after taking a 49.9% stake from BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm. The hire reunites her with Sarah Barnett, who was installed as president […]

Sundance Channel, eOne develop Israeli scripted show

Sundance Channel and Entertainment One are co-developing an Israeli scripted format that explores what happens to a family when one parent suddenly becomes religious. Reaching for Heaven will be based on a Keshet drama that ran for two seasons and totalled 14 episodes, and comes from Assaf Amir’s Norma Productions. The US version will be […]

Sundance orders another original drama

US cable net Sundance Channel has ordered its second wholly-owned original series, The Descendants. The 6x60mins series will follow a US sheriff policing two clashing communities. The order comes as Sundance ramps up its original programming strategy, with recent examples including Rectify and Top of the Lake. The cable net, part of the AMC Networks […]