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London TV Screenings Insights: Rodolphe Buet, general manager, Newen Connect

As buyers flock to the UK for London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase this week, TBI talks to the bosses of more than 25 distribution companies to test the temperature of the global content industry and to find out how the next 12 months are shaping up. In this latest installment we hear from […]

Newen Connect lands Rainmaker’s SVP of sales & co-productions Karen Wise

TF1 Group-owned Newen Connect has hired Rainmaker’s SVP of worldwide sales & co-productions Karen Wise to oversee its operations in North America and the UK. Wise becomes SVP of distribution, North America, UK and formats, and is charged with expanding the distributor’s presence in the English-speaking market by identifying co-production and sales opportunities. She reports […]

Newen Connect embraces veteran format trend with “Through The Keyhole’ relaunch

Newen Connect is to relaunch classic TV show Through The Keyhole following its acquisition of the international format rights to the legendary comedy panel gameshow. The format, created by Kevin Sim and Lloyd Grossman, is managed by the estate of the late broadcaster David Frost and investigates the glamorous homes of the rich and famous, […]

TBI Factual Hot Picks: Migrants – The Failures Of Fortress Europe

Producer: Capa | Distributor: Newen Connect | Broadcaster: Arte (France) This documentary explores the pressures that the European Union (EU) is facing from large-scale migration and the vast sums of money it is paying in an attempt to tackle the issue. “To keep migrants away from European shores and limit applications for asylum, the EU […]

News round-up: Newen snags Paramount’s ‘Serial Killers’; NPO, Amazon extend Hat Trick deals; FilmRise buys BuzzFeed Studios library

Newen snags Paramount’s Serial Killer’s Wife Newen Connect has acquired distribution rights to Clapperboard Studio’s and BlackBox Multimedia’s thriller The Serial Killer’s Wife ahead of MIPCOM. The show was ordered by Paramount+ for its UK and Irish service, with the 4 x 60-minute series tracking a man’s arrest for the murde of his assistant. The […]

Newen Connect snags sales rights to Prime Video’s ‘Dark Hearts’ second season

France’s Newen Connect has snagged global distribution rights to the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s war drama, Dark Hearts (Coeurs Noirs). The show is produced by Mandarin Télévision and has been written by Corinne Garfin and Duong Dang-Tha, who were previously behind The Bureau. Ziad Doueiri (Baron Noir) directs the series, which was extended […]

MIPTV round-up: Planete+ orders wartime docudrama; Wag seals science & mystery deals; Newen Connect to shop ‘In The Shadows’

Planete+ orders wartime docudrama Canal+ Group’s Planete+ has ordered 1914, Summer In Hell, a docudrama series from Pernel Media telling the story of the first summer of World War I from the perspective of the soldiers sent to the battlefield and civilians working on the frontline. The 4 x 60-minute series using colourised archive and dramatic recreation to […]

Newen Connect promotes for newly created chief commercial officer role

TF1-owned French distributor Newen Connect has promoted Leona Connell to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. In her new role, Connell will focus on international and French markets, broadening her remit to oversee a team of 20 sales representative across cinema and TV, covering all genres and types of content. She will be […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

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