Scripted round-up: US remake for Belgium’s ‘Team Chocolate’; Showtime adapts Swedish book for TV; Netflix reveals ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

LA-based STXtelevision has teamed with Newen’s Reel One Entertainment to develop and produce an English-language adaptation of Belgian drama Team Chocolate. The two companies have secured format rights from French independent distributor Wild Bunch TV and are planning a show for US audiences based on the Belgian series. The original show follows a young man […]

Newen’s Pupkin launches “witty” women-focused Juliet label

Newen-backed prodco Pupkin in the Netherlands is launching Juliet, a new label concentrating on “witty stories” with a focus on cross-over and family productions. Pupkin, which is part of the Tuvalu Media Group owned by Newen, will meanwhile maintain its focus on producing true crime programming. The company recently took a majority stake in WBM, […]

Newen cements European expansion with Flare Film acquisition

TF1-owned French production group Newen has acquired a majority stake in German production company Flare Film. The acquisition expands on the existing collaboration between the two groups, including in distribution with Newen Connect. This partnership will be “reinforced and complemented” by co-productions and IP exchanges. Newen MD Romain Bessi described the German market as “the […]

Newen’s Pupkin buys into ‘Penoza’ director’s prodco WBM

Newen-backed Pupkin in the Netherlands has taken a majority stake in WBM, the prodco founded by Penoza writer-director Willem Bosch. The deal will see Pupkin working with WBM on new concepts and development of films and series, with Bosch writing, directing and producing for the prodco exclusively. Financial details have not been revealed. Bosch is […]

Apple TV+ orders first Anglo-French drama from ‘Spiral’ scribe

Apple TV+ has expanded its European originals with its first Anglo-French drama, which has been written by Spiral’s Virginie Brac. Liaison is being co-produced by Newen-owned Ringside Studios and Leonis Productions, with Stephen Hopkins (24) attached to direct. Brac is writing, while the cast includes Black Swan’s Vincent Cassel, Eva Green (Proxima) and Ozark’s Peter […]

A+E buys into Newen’s Canadian prodco Reel One

A+E Networks has taken a 35% stake in Reel One Entertainment, the Canadian producer-distributor owned by French group Newen. The deal, which will see Newen remain the majority owner of the firm, is designed to help Reel One to expand production and distribution in North America, as well as increasing more TV content. Reel One, which […]

Hal Vogel & Ringside launch new firm Slate, as Daybreak co-founders exit

Daybreak Pictures co-founders David Aukin and Hal Vogel are leaving the Tinopolis-owned UK producer, with the latter launching a new company. Vogel’s Slate Entertainment will work on international scripted projects for both film and TV, and is being backed by Ringside Media, the investment arm of Ringside Studios. The latter was launched by ex-Channel 4 drama chief […]

Newen takes majority stake in ‘El Cid’ prodco iZen Group

French producer and distributor Newen has taken a majority stake in Spanish drama and factual outfit iZen Group. iZen was founded two decades ago by Jose Velasco and is home to companies including Zebra Producciones, Europroducciones, Boca a Boca, Hill Valley, Proima and Newco in Spain. The group also houses Imagic TV in the Middle East, […]

Newen merges Telfrance, CAPA & 17 Juin to form new French division

French production and distribution group Newen has restructured its domestic operations by combining Telfrance, CAPA and 17 Juin into a single entity. Newen France will be led by Vincent Meslet, the producer of soaps Demain Nous Appartient and Ici Tout Commence. Meslet is a former head of programmes at France 3 and Arte, and takes up the […]

Newen expands in UK with Gub Neal drama indie

France’s Newen has partnered with prominent UK drama producer Gub Neal and production house DoveTale Media to launch Ringside Studios. Ringside Studios is majority owned by Newen, with both Neal and DoveTale Media owning stakes in the business. Neal’s producer credits include The Fall and The Last Enemy. Neal was previously controller of drama at […]

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