Noel Hedges

eOne nabs DRG exec for acquisitions

Entertainment One (eOne) has named DRG’s Kate Cundall as vice president of acquisitions. Cundall will be based in the company’s London office and report to Noel Hedges, executive vice president of acquisitions. She will be a central part of the acquisitions department working across scripted and non-scripted programming. Before joining eOne, Cundall was senior VP […]

eOne inks overall TV deal with UK prodco Fired Up Films

Entertainment One has signed a multi-year overall TV deal with Simon Howley and Jon-Barrie Waddell’s Fired Up Films. eOne will co-produce and serve as the studio on scripted and non-scripted content under the partnership. Based in LA, Ireland and London, UK, Fired Up Films is the recently-launched scripted and non-scripted television production company focusing on […]

eOne hires DRG’s Hedges

Entertainment One Television has hired DRG acquisitions chief Noel Hedges for a senior post. Hedges has been named executive VP of acquisitions at eOne’s TV division, a new role that will see him buying content for distribution and overseeing teams in London and Toronto. At DRG, Hedges is EVP of content, and has worked at […]

DRG seeks copro partners as drama pact renews

UK-based distributor DRG is looking for coproduction partners on a range of new drama projects after it renewed its first-look deal with scripted producer Three Rivers Fiction. DRG first joined forces with Three Rivers in March 2015 as it began striking a series of representation agreements with indies. It has this week re-upped with the […]

Netflix enters CNN’s Race For the White House

Netflix, DR and Foxtel are among international buyers of a CNN original docuseries about famous US presidential races. Race For the White House is a 6x60mins series from prodcos Raw and Trigger Street Productions, and comes as America gears up for the battle between Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican firebrand Donald Trump to lead […]

DRG cuts first-look with comedy indie

UK-based distributor DRG has inked a development deal with comedy indie 2LE Media. DRG, which is owned by Modern Times Group, has been selling 2LE’s E4 series The Work Experience, and will now shop its new content internationally. 2Le was founded by Michael Livingstone (Star Stories) and Tom Thostrup (Facejacker). “The content we produce has […]

Norwegian format given life at Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a local version of Norwegian format Born On following a deal with distributor DRG. Each episode of the 4x60mins series will see three disparate individuals, one a celebrity, whose only link is being born on the same day reveal how their lives have travelled in very different directions. The […]

DRG crowns Channel 4 Prince Philip doc

UK-based distributor DRG has acquired international sales rights to Channel 4 documentary Prince Philip: the Plot to Make a King. The doc launched on UK terrestrial Channel 4 at the end of June to more than two million viewers, prompting Modern Times Group-owned DRG to swoop. The show, from Blakeway, follows the tensions unleashed by […]

Ex-Eyeworks exec joins DRG

Former Eyeworks International Distribution acquisitions chief Katy Cundall has joined UK-based distributor DRG, TBI has learned. DRG confirmed she had joined the Nice Entertainment Group-owned company as VP, factual acquisitions, and will report to Noel Hedges, who was promoted to executive VP, content in January. She will work across all factual acquisitions for the distributor. […]

DRG grows Hedges role

UK-based distributor DRG has promoted Noel Hedges to a new role of executive VP, content. Former Cineflix and Shine International exec Hedges joined DRG just over a year ago, as TBI revealed at the time, to become head of acquisitions. In his new post, he will oversee DRG’s content strategy, be responsible for key acquisitions […]