Ink Factory hires ex-Zodiak CEO Rod Henwood

Indie studio The Ink Factory has appointed industry heavyweight and former Zodiak UK boss Rod Henwood as its first chief strategy officer. Henwood will be responsible for strategy, partnerships, story-world development and marketing. He will also take a seat on Ink Factory’s board of directors. Former CEO of Zodiak in the UK, Benelux and India, […]

Authentic & Kronicle ink unscripted deal

Authentic Entertainment is partnering with Kronicle Media to develop and produce character driven content about women. The deal will solidify collaboration on both documentary and unscripted projects. Authentic, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, is the production company behind unscripted hits such as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Kronicle was formed last year by […]

Sony hires W exec as Latin America production head

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named W Studios’ Ana Bond as senior vice president and managing director of international production for Latin America. Bond will report to SPT president Wayne Garvie, who appointed her. Based in Miami, she will oversee the company’s production business across the region, including SPT’s joint venture entities Teleset, in Colombia, […]

Chrysalis unveils pact with veteran scribes Marks and Gran

Independent producer Chrysalis Vision has signed an exclusive first look deal with veteran UK writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. The partnership reunites the duo with Chrysalis CEO Mick Pilsworth (pictured), who worked with them during the 1990s when MD of their TV production business, Alomo Productions. Unveiling the news, Pilsworth said: “Marks and Gran […]

Park brothers upped as Warner expands Korean ambition

Suk Park and Hyun Park have been named co-heads of production & acquisitions for Korean Drama TV Series at Warner Bros. Entertainment. The two executives joined Warner Bros. in 2016, following the acquisition of streaming platform DramaFever (co-founded with Seung Bak), which is now part of Warner Bros. Digital Networks. In their new roles, the […]

Cineflix hires ex-Newen exec for copros

Cineflix Media has appointed ex-Newen exec Julien Leroux to the new position of SVP for global scripted co-productions. Based in London, he will work with Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, and the team at Cineflix Rights to acquire scripted content for all media platforms. Leroux, who will lead the company’s scripted co-production initiatives, will report to […]

Weinstein Co. adds bankruptcy advisor to board

Weinstein Co. has appointed Drivetrain Advisors’ Ivona Smith to its board of directors, an executive with experience in corporate restructuring and working with distressed assets. Smith will join the company as an independent director, as Weinstein Co. coordinates bankruptcy proceedings. The move arrives after a turbulent period for the company after sexual harassment claims were made […]

Vice Media opens India offices

Vice Media has opened its first offices in India, the nation set to become “the youngest country in the world” by 2020. New offices in Mumbai and Delhi will host full-scale Vice operations, including a local offering of Virtue Worldwide, Vice’s in-house creative agency, and a full-service content production studio, Vice Studio, producing local news, […]

Bolloré hands Vivendi reins to son Yannick

Vincent Bolloré is stepping down as Vivendi chairman and handing over the reins to his son Yannick. Vivendi’s supervisory board unanimously voted Yannick Bolloré as the new group chairman following the company’s shareholder meeting. Vincent Bolloré, who is 67, had earlier stepped down as Canal+ Group chairman in favour of Jean-Christophe Thiery, triggering a senior management mini-shuffle […]

Mattel names Ynon Kreiz CEO

Mattel has appointed ex-Maker Studios and Endemol Group boss, Ynon Kreiz, as CEO. The move will be effective from April 26, 2018. Margo Georgiadis, who has acted as CEO for just over a year, has stepped down to become CEO at Ancestry, the consumer genomics company. Georgiadis will serve in an advisory role at Mattel […]

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