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Ink Factory recruits Raw’s Katherine Butler as creative director

Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired Raw exec and American Animals producer Katherine Butler as creative director. Butler most recently served as scripted creative director for Raw, and she is also the former Film4 deputy head of film. She is to oversee the studio’s film and television slate globally, which includes managing the […]

ATF 2019: The eight emerging trends out of APAC (Column)

Michael McKay, president of the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs), reflects on the top trends originating out of Asia Pacific in time for this week’s Asia TV Forum.  As president of the AAAs, I have the privileged position of looking out over the vast landscape of content originating from 16 nations across Asia-Pacific and overseeing […]

Vice bets big on news as Studios arm lines up Netflix, Amazon projects

Vice Media Group’s head of international Dominique Delport is betting big on the youth brand’s news division, which is set for international expansion alongside its latest asset, women’s publisher Refinery29.   Speaking to the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild on Thursday (28 November), Delport proclaimed that “news is back” and that there is renewed scope for […]

Iflix rejigs management structure with Mark Francis named chief content officer

Asian streamer iflix is rejigging its management structure, with Mark Francis taking the reins as chief content officer of the business. Francis, a former Nat Geo exec, most recently served as global director of original programming for the Kuala Lumpur-headquartered SVOD – a role he has occupied for almost four years. The exec begins his […]

ITV Studios backs new drama outfit from ‘A Very English Scandal’ EP

A Very English Scandal exec producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins is setting up a new drama label wholly backed by ITV Studios. The new outfit, which is not yet named but will be based out of ITV Studios’ London HQ, is to focus on high-end returning series for the UK and international market. Treadwell-Collins will serve as […]

WarnerMedia sets out Southeast Asian leadership team under Clement Schwebig

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has installed a new Southeast Asian leadership team based out of Singapore. The newly merged organisation unites Turner Asia Pacific and HBO Asia, and is led by Clement Schwebig, MD of Southeast Asia, Pacific and China. Spanning 42 countries in 14 languages, WarnerMedia Entertainment Asia Pacific brands include Warner TV, Oh!K, Mondo […]

MultiStory Media rejigs creative team with promotions for De Moraes, McGough

ITV Studios-backed MultiStory Media has restructured its creative team, with Ana De Moraes promoted to chief creative officer. De Moraes is now leading on the label’s creative strategy, overseeing factual and fact ent shows. She reports into Tim Carter, who recently took on the CEO reins for both MultiStory and Twofour. De Moraes joined MultiStory […]

Walter Presents team launches drama venture backed by Channel 4

The trio behind international drama platform Walter Presents is setting up a new drama venture, backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4. Founders and creators Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp’s new outfit is called Eagle Eye Drama, and it will focus on producing English-language drama inspired by foreign-language programmes the team have championed via […]

AMC appoints Hoodlum exec Noel Manzano as VP international programming

AMC Networks has appointed Hoodlum Entertainment’s Noel Manzano as VP of international programming. The exec replaces Chris Loveall, who has joined Disney+ as VP of content for international, as previously reported. In the new role, Manzano is to identify and develop original content, and also work alongside AMC Networks Entertainment Group to move existing projects […]

AMC’s Chris Loveall boards Disney+ as VP content for international

AMC Networks’ Chris Loveall is the latest exec to join a growing international team for Disney+. Loveall has boarded Disney+ as VP of content for international, where he is to work closely with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International’s regional teams on the development and production of original scripted and unscripted series. He will also oversee acquisitions […]