Philippe Maigret

ITV Studios deal with Christina Wayne’s Assembly

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked an overall deal with Assembly Entertainment, the US prodco run by former Cineflix exec Christina Wayne. Scripted prodco Assembly is currently making a pilot for premium cable net Showtime, and said it has nine one-hour dramas in development at different US cable nets. Its exclusive pod deal […]

Montgomery appointed ITV America boss

ITV has appointed Brent Montgomery CEO of its restructured US division, which has been rebranded ITV America. Montgomery is the founder and CEO of US prodco Leftfield Entertainment, which is owned by UK-based broadcaster ITV. He effectively replaces Paul Buccieri, who exited ITV late last year to become president of the A&E and History networks […]

Ex-Endemol Studios boss joins ITV

Endemol’s former US Studios boss Philippe Maigret has joined ITV and will run scripted at its US division. Maigret (above) becomes president, scripted programming, at ITV Studios America overseeing its drama operation in the US. He is expected to start in the new role in early August having left his previous job earlier this month. […]

Maigret exits in latest Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the shape of its North American business is finalised. Maigret (left) joined Endemol in 2011 and oversaw the creation of its drama production studio, which has produced shows such as Low Winter Sun, Red Widow and Kingdom for US networks. However, he […]

Endemol inks pact with Kingdom creator

Endemol Studios has tied writer and showrunner Byron Balasco into a first-look deal. Balasco is the creator of Endemol-produced Kingdom, the straight-to-series MMA drama satellite platform DirecTV is launching on October 8. Under terms of his two-year deal with Endemol’s US drama studio he will develop and supervise new projects. The pact marks Endemol Studios’ […]

Christina Wayne leaves Cineflix, sets up with Endemol

Christina Wayne has left producer and distributor Cineflix and agreed a production deal at the US division of Endemol. Endemol Studios and Wayne’s production banner Assembly Entertainment have cut a ‘pod deal’ and Wayne will develop and produce new scripted projects. She will also work on and exec produce existing projects from Endemol Studios, including […]

French drama Spiral to be remade in the US

LA-based Endemol Studios, the studio behind Hell on Wheels, is to remake French crime drama Engrenages (aka Spiral) for US audiences. The show launched in France on Canal+ in 2005 and is now into its fifth season with a sixth in development, and has picked up audiences in the UK on BBC Four and the […]

Endemol scripted boss Naomi Joseph leaves company

Naomi Joseph has left her role as executive director of international scripted programming at Endemol, TBI has learned. She joined the producer and distributor in April 2010, working out of the London office and reporting to Martha Brass but has now left the company. Endemol confirmed the personnel change. There will not be a like-for-like […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]