Platform One Media

Platform One rebrands as Boat Rocker; CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh promoted

LA-based Platform One Media is rebranding as Boat Rocker Studios, Scripted, following its acquisition by the Canadian company last year. As part of the change, Platform One chairman and CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh has been promoted to vice-chair of Boat Rocker Studios. O’Connell Marsh founded Platform One in 2017 having previously been behind Gaumont Television, […]

News round-up: Acorn TV, RTÉ return to ‘Finding Joy’; 10 Play in Oz buys Amazon drama; Platform One’s Jennifer Fox deal

Acorn TV, RTÉ return to Finding Joy AMC Networks-backed streamer Acorn TV and Irish broadcaster RTÉ have commissioned a second season of comedy Finding Joy from Treasure Entertainment. The six-part Irish series has been created and written by Amy Huberman (Striking Out), who also stars. Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan of Treasure Entertainment produce, with […]

Boat Rocker Media buys LA drama prodco Platform One Media

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has acquired LA-based production outfit Platform One Media. As part of the deal, Platform One CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh has been promoted to founder and chairman of the scripted producer and will take on a soon-to-be-announced senior leadership role at Boat Rocker. O’Connell Marsh launched Platform One in 2017 having previously […]

Showtime orders Rust Belt drama with Jeff Daniels

US cabler Showtime has made a straight-to-series order for a drama based on Philipp Meyer’s debut novel American Rust, with Godless star Jeff Daniels starring and exec producing. Rust will be written by Dan Futterman (Capote) and co-produced with Liberty Global-backed Platform One Media, which is headed up by CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh. The family […]

Showtime takes Denmark’s ‘Rita’ to US

US cabler Showtime has handed a pilot order to a remake of hit Danish drama Rita, with the original show’s creator attached as showrunner. The US version is being produced by Showtime and Liberty Global-backed producer Platform One Media, which is helmed by former Gaumont CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh. Christian Torpe, who was behind the […]

Platform One strikes first-look deal with Versailles creators

Platform One Media has struck a first-look deal with the creators of French period drama Versailles, Atlantic Nomad. Atlantic Nomad is run by Simon Mirren and Jamie Carmichael, who collaborate with David Wolstencroft on most projects. The first project under the deal will be The Book of Guns, from the Bourne creator Tony Gilroy, which will be executive produced […]

Who to meet in Cannes: Katie O’Connell Marsh, Platform One Media

Name: Katie O’Connell Marsh; Company: Platform One Media Liberty Global’s push into original content has been one of the more notable narratives in international scripted circles in the past year. Having first entered the original content market through a 50% stake in All3Media, it has now partnered with Texas-based TPG Growth to launch LA-based studio […]

Lionsgate & Liberty Global partner on thriller for Starz

Lionsgate and Liberty Global have partnered up to produce new spy thriller The Rook for the premium pay platform Starz. The series will air on the Lionsgate-owned Starz platform in the US next year. At the same time, Liberty Global will feature the series exclusively on-demand across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Lionsgate will […]

Ex-Gaumont chief to lead Liberty-backed producer

Former Gaumont Television CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh is to lead to lead a production and distribution company with backing from Liberty Global and Texan TV financier TPG Growth. LA-based Platform One Media will aim to develop, produce and distribute high-end scripted programming for the US and international markets, with Narcos producer O’Connell Marsh (pictured) leading […]