Show of the Week: So Long, Marianne

Romantic drama following the love story between Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter perhaps best known for his iconic Hallelujah, and an extraordinary Norwegian woman named Marianne Ihlen. The 8 x 60-minute series is an intimate tale of two lonely people falling in love during a period of their lives when they are trying to figure […]

France Télévisions, SBS & CBC acquire Ukrainian war drama ‘Those Who Stayed’

Australian broadcaster SBS, France Télévisions and CBC Gem, the streaming service of CBC in Canada, have acquired Ukrainian drama anthology series Those Who Stayed. Launched at MIPCOM last month, the 6 x 30-minute series is inspired by events that took place in Kyiv in the first few weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in […]

News round-up: CreativeChaos to adapt ‘This Is War’; Showtime orders ‘The World According To Football’; Prime Video & NRK acquire ’44 Hours’

 CreativeChaos to adapt ‘This Is War’ US prodco CreativeChaos has acquired the rights to adapt Polish author and activist Klementyna Suchanow’s nonfiction book This Is War: Women, Fundamentalists And The New Middle Ages. CreativeChaos co-dounders Tom Donahue and Ilan Arboleda will turn the book into a four-part docuseries following Suchanow’s transformation from author to activist in a sham trial for actions against […]

Eight European pubcasters launch co-commissioning group New8

Eight public broadcasters across Europe including Germany’s ZDF and the Nordic five have joined forces to create a new co-commissioning club that aims to coproduce eight scripted projects each year. New8 is seeking projects across genres and will pool the resources from ZDF (Germany), NPO (The Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), […]

European broadcasters co-commission Ukrainian dramedy set in wartime Kiev

Broadcasters SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland have co-commissioned Those Who Stayed, an anthology dramedy series about life during wartime in Kiev from Ukrainian studio Film.UA. The 6 x 40-minute series has been co-developed by Film.UA and Red Arrow Studios International, which will distribute, and is inspired by the true stories […]

News round-up: ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals; PBS & NRK open ‘The Letter’; MIP Cancun confirms 2023 dates

ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals Broadcasters and platforms across Latin America have struck deals for factual content with distributor Abacus Media Rights at MIP Cancun. ARTE1 in Brazil has acquired a line-up including Lennon’s Last Weekend, The Oratorio, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and […]

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