Origin Pictures


Endemol Shine Int’l hires acquisitions chief

Endemol Shine International has hired a head of acquisitions who will in part replace the departed Georgia Brown. Simon Cox has taken on the post at Endemol Shine Group’s global sales arm. He takes on duties previously covered by Brown, who was senior VP, acquisitions but exited to join FremantleMedia International as SVP, scripted, earlier […]

NRK buys BBC period drama

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has acquired BBC period drama Death Comes to Pemberley. The broadcaster plans to run the upcoming three-part series, which is based on a novel by crime writer PD James and is set tin the same world as Pride and Prejudice. NRK revealed the acquisition in its Christmas programming line-up, which was […]

First UK producers receive tax break confirmation

A pair of CBeebies toons and three BBC One dramas are the first UK projects to officially qualify for new television production tax breaks. The CBeebies series are Karrot Entertainment’s Sarah and Duck (pictured) and Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders-produced Calamity Island, while Red Planet Pictures’ crime series By Any Means, Origin Pictures’ […]