NENT Studios UK

Nicely Entertainment hires NENT Studios UK alum Scott Kirkpatrick for sales & co-pros

Vanessa Shapiro’s Nicely Entertainment has appointed NENT Studios UK’s SVP Scott Kirkpatrick to oversee the recently formed company’s distribution and co-production efforts. Kirkpatrick becomes EVP of distribution & co-productions at Nicely, where he will reunite with Shapiro, who he worked with at MarVista Entertainment. He was most recently SVP of North American sales, co-production and […]

Vietnam’s VTV & HTV remake Belgian, UK formats after NENT Studios UK deal

Vietnamese channels VTV and HTV is preparing to air formats from the UK and Belgium after striking a deal with NENT Studios UK. The deal, which comes after NENT Studios UK struck a deal with domestic producer Dong Tay Promotion, will see The Generation Show, 12 Stars and Married To A Celebrity: The Survival Guide, remade […]

NENT Studios UK extends deal with Mexico’s Dopamine for unscripted push

NENT Studios UK has expanded its partnership with Latin American firm Dopamine in a deal that will see the Mexican producer effectively co-commission programming alongside UK broadcasters and platforms. The agreement, which builds on an existing pact between the two companies struck last year, will cover the co-development of unscripted content for NENT Studios UK, which […]

UK’s Channel 5 goes on ‘The Holiday’ with NENT Studios UK

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered an adaptation of TM Logan’s bestselling novel The Holiday from NENT Studios UK. The 4 x 60-minute drama has been jointly developed by NENT Studios UK, Projector Pictures, Clapperboard Studios and Night Train Media and will go into production in the first quarter of 2021. It is being written by Michael […]

Exclusive: Fremantle & private equity firms eye NENT Studios UK

Private equity firms and global producer Fremantle are understood to be among a slew of potential buyers interested in acquiring NENT Studios UK, the London-based distributor, producer and financier behind The Cry. NENT’s UK-based arm – essentially a rebranded version of the company formerly known as DRG – was put on the block yesterday by […]

NENT Studios UK to be sold to fuel Nordic streamer Viaplay’s growth plans

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is selling its UK-based development, production and distribution business, which was only launched last year. NENT Studios UK consists of London-based distribution and financing business DRG, which was formally rebranded in April. Following the sale, NENT Group will retain the NENT Studios UK name. The UK division, whose slate includes drama The […]

Why shorter, more flexible dramas might be the future

Scripted seasons have been getting shorter over recent years and Covid-19’s impact on production looks to only be accelerating this trend, with some producers cutting episode counts to ensure delivery. Stephen Arnell explores what the longer-term implications might be Earlier this year, it was revealed that the second season of BBC and HBO drama His […]

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