STV ups Armspach to head up drama

STV Productions has promoted Claire Armspach to the newly created role of head of drama development. The position has been created to enable the business to build on recent commissions in the genre. Filming has recently begun on STV thriller The Victim, a four-part thriller for BBC One starring Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James […]

TrustNordisk’s Ennis exits as Wendt is upped to MD

TrustNordisk’s CEO Rikke Ennis has departed the company, as its director of international sales and marketing, Susan Wendt, takes over as managing director from this month. Ennis has left her post to start her own company Reinvent Studios, which will work in development, financing and packaging for TV and film. Wendt has been with the […]

Red Arrow hires Scott Free exec for scripted strategy

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) has appointed Scott Free’s Carlo Dusi to the newly created position of EVP of commercial strategy for scripted. Based in London, Dusi will be responsible for leading all commercial strategy for RASI’s scripted production and co-production projects. Dusi will work with the company’s creative, acquisitions, finance and legal teams, and […]

Hat Trick hires ex-Gaumont exec for first acquisitions role

Hat Trick International (HTI) has hired former Gaumont exec Hana Zidek as its first acquisitions executive for third party titles. Zidek has been at HTI for 13 months on maternity cover for Sarah Bickley, who is now back in her role as senior sales executive. In this role, Zidek sold scripted series and formats, in […]

France Télévisions’ appoints director for national fiction

France Télévisions has appointed Anne Holmes as its new director for national ficition. Holmes will be in charge for all of France Télévisions’ national broadcasters and for the editorial policy on French fiction across daytime and primetime television. She will report to Takis Candilis (pictured), the deputy director general for strategy and programs, who joined […]

Endemol Shine UK prodco to gain Belfast base

Endemol Shine UK’s Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) is to open an office in Belfast, Ireland. DSP has hired Anne Stirling to head up the office, which is aiming to grow into a regional production base for its slate of factual titles. Stirling was formerly producer at her Stirling Film & Television Production company, where she […]

Tin Roof hires Dragonfly’s Fleming as finance director

Tin Roof Media has appointed Dragonfly Film and Television Productions’ Matt Fleming as the new group finance director at Blink Media. Fleming will have overall responsibility for all financial matters at Blink Films and Outline Productions within the Tin Roof Media Group. He will work closely with group operations director Paul Hanrahan to maximise profitability […]

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, […]