Pancho Mansfield

eOne ups Newman as drama slate expands

Entertainment One (eOne) Television has promoted Carolyn Newman to senior VP level, as it expands its drama slate with new intellectual property. Previously VP, Newman has been upped to SVP of scripted programming. She will continue to oversee the Toronto-headquartered company’s US slate and lead acquisitions, coproductions and presales. Newman’s promotion after as she acquired […]

eOne inks multi-year deal with StoryBy

Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has entered a multi-year TV first-look deal with US-based StoryBy Entertainment. eOne, best known as the distributor of The Walking Dead and producer of shows such as Rookie Blue, will serve as the studio on StoryBy’s television projects and will control worldwide rights under the partnership. StoryBy was launched […]

Comedy at the crossroads

Comedy has not had the same uplift in budgets and ambition as straight-up scripted fare, but half hours that are as big on drama as laughs are in demand and, increasingly, on-demand. Just don’t call it ‘dramedy’. Stewart Clarke reports. For comedy writers and producers, recent proclamations from industry heavyweights are no laughing matter. “It […]

Gomorrah writer making Gaddafi series

Roberto Saviano, the writer of Italian crime series Gomorrah, is developing a new series about Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Production and distribution group Entertainment One and Montalbano prodco Palomar will make Gaddafi, which Nadav Schirman (The Green Prince) will write with Saviano (right). “This is a TV series about a warrior, a dreamer, who becomes […]

eOne teams with Buscemi, Tucci prodco

Entertainment One has inked a first-look deal with Olive Productions, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s New York-based prodco. The deal will see eOne act as the studio on all Olive future TV shows, and its distribution arm will sell them internationally. “We’ve found a globally-minded studio partner that shares in our commitment to […]

eOne poaches Amazon Studios scripted exec

Entertainment One Television has bolstered its scripted ranks by drafting in Carolyn Newman from Amazon Studios. Newman (pictured) has been named in the new role of VP, scripted programming at eOne TV. Based out of LA, this will see her develop “bold and compelling” projects, working closely with eOne’s scripted teams around the world. Newman […]

Starz plans Havana noir with Banderas

US cable channel Starz and Entertainment One Television are working up a Cuban-flavoured noir drama with actor Antonio Banderas. Havana Quartet, which comes from Cuban writer Eduardo Machado (Magic City), who is writing a pilot and will executive produce alongside banderas and Peter Naderman of Nadcon Film and Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny of Sienna […]

‘Renaissance man’ lands eOne scripted post

A former Fox Television Studios programming VP described as a “renaissance man of scripted television” is joining Entertainment One in a top drama role. Pancho Mansfield has been named as eOne Television’s president, global scripted programming. Based out of eOne’s LA office he will work closely with US scripted development chief Gerard Boccacio and global […]