Newen Distribution

Wheelhouse Entertainment opens Newen’s ‘Wonderbox’

US-based Wheelhouse Entertainment has optioned the US rights to French outfit Newen Distribution’s primetime entertainment format The Wonderbox. Described as a “feel-good series”, the show brings celebrities into a “high-end, shiny floor environment”, where they are then presented with different ‘Wonderboxes’ full of surprises. The series aired earlier this year on French broadcaster France 3, […]

News round-up: ‘Vigil’ and ‘Pembrokeshire Murders’ global pre-sales; Netflix orders Good Times animated reboot; Sony brings ‘Candice Renoir’ to LatAm

‘Vigil’ and ‘Pembrokeshire Murders’ in raft of global pre-sales Broadcasters around the world have acquired both UK thriller Vigil and true-crime drama The Pembrokeshire Murders, following a raft of pre-sales by ITV Studios. Both series are produced by London-based World Productions, which is behind international hits Line Of Duty and Bodyguard. The 6 x 60-minute […]

Newen to merge distribution with TF1 Studios, appoints Studiocanal alum to oversee process

French production giant Newen has appointed former Studiocanal and Global Road exec Rodolphe Buet to combine the activities of its distribution operation and those of sibling TF1 Studio. Buet becomes chief distribution officer at TF1 Group-owned Newen and will focus “on bringing together the activities of Newen Distribution and TF1 Studio.” The aim, Newen said, […]

Hulu Japan gets ‘Filthy Rich’ from Newen Distribution

Hulu Japan has bought two seasons of New Zealand family drama Filthy Rich from Newen Distribution. The drama, originally commissioned by New Zealand’s TV2 and produced by Filthy Productions, has already been sold into Hulu out of the US and Fox in the Middle East. The format is also being remade Stateside by Fox. The […]

Amazon Prime Video France picks up Newen’s ‘Inside Game’

Amazon Prime Video France has scored first-window SVOD rights to thriller The Inside Game from Newen Distribution. Directed by Oscar-Winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (Murder On A Sunday Morning, The Staircase) and produced by What’s Up Film for Arte France, the series follows principled politician Guillaume Delpierre on his fight to ban a pesticide from […]

MY and Newen hit the Dancefloor with Nigel Lythgoe

New York-based MY Entertainment has acquired US rights to format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution, signing up showrunner Nigel Lythgoe to develop and executive produce the show. Lythgoe’s credits include Fox hit So You Think You Can Dance and formats Pop Idol and American Idol. The show, created by created by French production group Newen, […]

Fox to adapt French detective drama from France 2

Fox Network is set to adapt French detective drama Witnesses, created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux for France 2. The network has commissioned a pilot script to Melissa Scrivner-Love (Fear the Walking Dead) and will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Stampede Ventures executive producers Greg Silverman, Paul Shapiro and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. […]

Newen acquires Spain’s The Room

TF1’s Newen Distribution has acquired Spanish series The Room, written by Víctor García, Eduardo Villanueva and Manuel Sanabria. Produced by Isla Audiovisual, Can Can Producciones and Funwood Media The Room is currently being shot and will be broadcast on Forta stations and HBO Spain in 2019. The series follows Yago Costa who was considered the best police […]

Julien Leroux exiting Newen Distribution UK

Julien Leroux is leaving his post as executive VP of sales and content at the UK arm of France’s Newen Group, TBI can reveal. The exec has been with Newen since 2011, initially joining from Groupe AB to become sales and acquisitions director. He rose through the ranks to become deputy-managing director of Paris-based Newen […]

INTV: Keshet Int’l launches $55m high-end drama fund

Keshet International’s big week is continuing with the launch of a US$55 million global content fund aimed at high-end drama projects. The launch of the fund comes a day after KI, the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet, confirmed the acquisition of UK producer group Greenbird Media. The new fund is launching in partnership with […]

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