Plan B


Mediawan buys into Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, as investors increase funding

French production group Mediawan has raised funds from its investors to finance the acquisition of a “significant stake” in Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The French group, which is backed by US private equity firms KKR and Atwater Capital among others, emerged as the frontrunner to buy into the Outer Range producer last month and […]

Sky and HBO’s ‘The Third Day’ gets immersive with Punchdrunk

Sky Studios, HBO, Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B and immersive theatre specialists Punchdrunk and writer Dennis Kelly have partnered to create a live event experience around upcoming drama series The Third Day. Starring Naomie Harris and Jude Law, The Third Day project will tell three, stand-alone but interconnected stories, on Sky Atlantic, as well […]

Keshet asks Who’s On Top?

A new variety game show hybrid will top-line Keshet International’s MIPCOM 2015 slate. The show, Who’s On Top? , is a co-development from Keshet Broadcasting and Flare Media International. It sees five contestants suspended in ‘air pods’, which ascend higher if answers are correct or plummet to the ground if wrong. Flare Productions coproduces the […]

A-listers attached to historical HBO mini

US premium cable channel HBO has ordered a historical miniseries that has actors Tom Hanks, Ed Norton and Brad Pitt attached as executive producers. Lewis and Clark will be a six-hour scripted mini starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts. Hanks (Castaway, Philadelphia), Norton (Fight Club) and Pitt (Se7en) executive produce along with Gary Goetzman (Game […]

S.H.I.E.L.D., Seacrest series among new ABC shows

US broadcast net ABC has given the greenlight to a batch of new dramas and comedies ahead of its Upfront presentation this week. Toplining the new shows is a season order for Marvel Entertainment’s Avengers spin off series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (above), which Hollywood director Joss Whedon created. Also among the new shows are […]