Freevee orders ‘coming-of-age’ sports docuseries ‘God. Family. Football.’

Amazon’s AVOD service Freevee has ordered a new docuseries following pastor and former champion quarterback Denny Duron as he returns to coach a youth football program. God. Family. Football. is described as a “coming-of-age” unscripted sports series about Duron, who has come out of a 30-year retirement to lead the football program he founded at […]

Propagate names Rodney Ferrell to lead worldwide scripted output

Rebelde Way producer Propagate has rejigged its programming division by promoting Rodney Ferrell to become president of worldwide scripted content. Ferrell will oversee global production and development of all scripted programming for the Ben Silverman and Howard T Owens-founded firm, as well as working across recently announced Spanish-language content division, Propagate Fuego. Ferrell, who reports […]

Propagate’s Big Breakfast names new president as Luke Kelly-Clyne & Kevin Healey exit

Big Breakfast, the Propagate-owned production company behind shows such as truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, is rejigging its senior leadership. Jason Schrift, the veteran TV executive and producer who helped to launch and served as co-exec producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, has been named president, while former president Luke Kelly-Clyne and CCO Kevin Healey are exiting […]

Netflix & Propagate prep first Spanish casting for Latin talent show ‘La Firma’

Netflix has launched its first open casting in Spanish across Latin America, the US and Spain as it preps a new competition show from Propagate and Ntertain. La Firma (The Signing) aims to showcase undiscovered talent and the culture around Latin urban music as it follows the journeys of artists as they head to Miami […]

Showtime orders Shaka Zulu drama from Antoine Fuqua

ViacomCBS-owned Showtime has ordered a new drama series about Zulu Empire chief Shaka, from Antoine Fuqua. Created and written by by Olu Odebunmi and Tolu Awosika, Shaka: King Of The Zulu Nation is being produced by CBS Studios, Propagate and Fuqua Films. Fuqua, director of Training Day and the upcoming The Guilty, will direct and […]

All3Media America appoints ex-Propagate exec Ivan Garel-Jones as COO

All3Media America has hired former Propagate exec Ivan Garel-Jones as chief operating officer. In his new role, Garel-Jones will report to Sara Geater, Group COO of the UK-based production and distribution group All3Media. His hiring comes just days after the company announced the departure of All3Media America CEO Tim Pastore. Garel-Jones previously served as COO […]

Propagate forges production & development pact with Germany’s Constantin

US producer and distributor Propagate is partnering up with European outfit Constantin Entertainment on a far-reaching development and production pact. Propagate, which was founded in 2015 by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, will develop and produce entertainment across all formats and genres with Constantin Entertainment. The latter is a subsidiary of Constantin Film (Resident […]

Propagate secures global sales rights to Showtime factual package

A+E Networks-backed producer and distributor Propagate has struck a deal to sell an array of documentaries and series from CBS-owned cabler Showtime around the world. Propagate will represent all available rights outside of North America to selected catalogue, current and upcoming Showtime titles including nine episodes of recently renewed Couples Therapy and Murder In The […]

Propagate scores distribution deal with Complex

Ben Silverman and Howard Owen’s Propagate has picked up international rights to series from youth-skewing media group Complex. The producer-distributor – whose global distribution arm is led by Cyrus Farrokh, president of international – has already sold around 95 hours of Complex content into Africa’s MultiChoice Group’s M-Net, which will air the programming on music […]

Propagate creates new role for Isabel San Vargas

Propagate has promoted Isabel San Vargas to the newly created role of president for production and operations. San Vargas will continue to report to co-CEO Howard T. Owens and president Greg Lipstone, who announced the news. Having previously served as executive VP, San Vargas will now oversee all aspects of production and operations, including international […]

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