Paul Franklin

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

CBS domestic sales shuffle continues

CBS Television Distribution has continued to rejig its ranks after handing control to Fox veteran Paul Franklin. The latest moves see Steven LoCascio (pictured), who was executive VP and CFO of CBSTD, upped to COO and EVP and national sales manager Stephen Hackett named president of sales. LoCascio will keep his concurrent post of CFO […]

Nuñez gets int’l as CBS hires Fox veteran for US

CBS has reorganised its distribution activities with Paul Franklin coming to the studio from Fox to run US sales. Armando Nuñez, who has been running both US and international, will solely focus on the latter in the distribution shake-up. Franklin takes the president, CBS Television Distribution role, and joins from Fox this week. At Fox […]

Ex-Endemol Shine execs pact with Fremantle

Former Endemol Shine Group producers Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin have created an unscripted prodco with FremantleMedia. The pair, who have worked together for more than a decade, will lead Eureka Productions, which launched this month in Los Angeles. A Sydney office will open in March with “top appointments” for the creative team coming over […]