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Eurocinema founders launch short format app

Eurocinema World’s founders, Sebastien Perioche and Jacques Perioche, have unveiled a new short format content app named FlixSnip at MIPCOM. Set to launch in December 2017, the app will feature exclusive curated content available for cable operators, telcos, OTT, mobile and VOD platforms worldwide. The app can be embedded on the services, providing an additional […]

AMC promotes Hajós in Europe

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has promoted Balázs Hajós to vice president of affiliate sales for Central and Northern Europe. In his expanded role Hajós will oversee the management of AMCNI – Central and Northern Europe’s affiliate sales in more than 30 territories. Hajós existing responsibilities, which saw him act as regional director of affiliate sales for AMCNI’s […]

TBI Weekly: What happens to The Weinstein Company?

This week was undoubtedly dominated by news that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company (TWC), after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The move to fire Weinstein was supported by all directors of TWC including Weinstein’s brother Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar. However, the […]

Sony names Garvie int’l production president

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named Wayne Garvie president of international production. Garvie moves from his role as chief creative officer in the company, to now lead the studio’s international television production business, overseeing the creative teams outside the US as well as SPT’s 20 owned- and joint venture international production companies around the world. Based in […]

Amazon suspends Roy Price over harassment claims

Amazon Studios has suspended its head, Roy Price, after allegations he sexually harassed a producer and ignored a complaint over about Harvey Weinstein. The Man in the High Castle producer – and daughter of late sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick – Isa Hackett went on record in The Hollywood Reporter claiming he propositioned her in […]

Disney begins ABC staff cuts

The Walt Disney Company has begun a round of staff cuts that will see up to 200 Disney-ABC Television Group staff lost their jobs. Disney has been looking to make saving of around 10% in annual costs and it was expected around 300 jobs could go. However, the figure is likely to be less. Most […]

Etspueler upped at Red Arrow

Nina Etspueler has been elevated to executive VP of creative operations at Germany’s Red Arrow Entertainment Group. This effectively makes her deputy to Red Arrow chief creative officer Michael Schmidt, and gives her control of the creative operations team. She will also focus on identifying and development TV formats within Red Arrow’s production companies and […]

DR drama chief exits for own venture

DR’s long-serving drama chief, Piv Bernth, is exiting the Danish pubcaster to create her own prodco. The exec is well known for championing series such as Forbrydelsen (The Killing) and Borgen (The Bridge) and Follow the Money, but is leaving to launch Apple Tree Productions at the end of November. Bernth has led DR Drama […]

Indie Off the Fence makes trio of hires

Production and distribution company Off the Fence (OTF) has expanded its team with three appointments in sales and digital. Joining from Pilot Productions, and a previous employee of Banijay Group, Rebeca Fernandez (pictured) will join OTF as sales manager. Fernandez will be responsible for sales to Latin America, Hispanic US, Iberia, the UK and Ireland. […]

Frazier lands new digital distribution role at AMC

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has upped Marco Frazier to the newly created role of senior vice president, international distribution for digital and new platforms. Frazier will oversee worldwide distribution of AMC Networks International’s linear channels on new and digital media platforms. Based in Rome, Italy, he will continue to report to Ed Palluth, executive vice […]

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