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Pulse Films hires Archery Pictures & Objective alum as scripted creative director

Vice Media Group’s Pulse Films has brought on board producer Judy Counihan as its new scripted creative director. Counihan has worked across Europe and the US in both film and television for the last 25 years, most recently holding the creative director role at Archery Pictures (Riviera). She was also executive producer on Netflix show, […]

‘Heartstopper’ prodco See-Saw hires quartet including Pulse Films & Carnival execs

Slow Horses and Heartstopper producer See-Saw Films has landed four execs from companies including Pulse Films and Carnival Film & Television to bolster its senior exec ranks. Moss Barclay and Julian Stevens join as executive producers for TV, alongside Ann Phillips who is also becoming head of development for film. Laura Mazzola has been named […]

Vice Media Group hires financial advisors to explore sale

US-based Vice Media Group, which includes a studio, distribution division and the recently acquired UK prodco Pulse Films, is exploring a sale, according to reports. The Nancy Dubuc-led firm, which was valued at $5.7bn in 2017, is hoping to sell the entire business outright ­– and several buyers have apparently expressed early interest – but […]

A&E & Pulse link for Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard documentary

A&E Network has greenlit a two-hour documentary about the founding member of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard (working title), from Vice-owned Pulse Films and US prodco Four Screens, will track the life of the famous rapper, who was born Russell Jones in 1968 in Brooklyn and died aged just 35 in 2004. The […]

Pulse Films founders exit as Vice Media Group completes acquisition

Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford, the founders and CEOs of London-based Pulse Films, are stepping down after 16 years of leading the company. Their departure from the firm comes six years after they sold a controlling interest to Vice Media Group, which has now completed that acquisition, prompting their exit. The prodco will continue as […]

Pulse Films hires BBC alum as global unscripted creative director

UK-based prodco Pulse Films has appointed exec producer and former BBC commissioning editor Diene Petterle as its global creative director of non-fiction. Petterle will oversee development and delivery of factual programming and docs for the Vice-owned prodco in the US and UK, as well as increased focus on expanding in Latin America. She will report […]

News round-up: Look Mom! hires for US expansion; Pulse Films & Moses McKenzie team on ‘Olive Grove’ adaptation; SBS Australia seeks ‘Threesome’

Look Mom! hires for US expansion Blue Ant Media-owned Look Mom! Productions has hired Mia Di Pasquale to serve as VP of development as the animation studio expands in North America. Reporting to managing director Josh Bowen, Di Pasquale will be based in Los Angeles and will lead efforts to expand Look Mom!’s development slate and […]

Sky & Hulu partner for Pulse Films true crime doc

European pay-TV giant Sky and Disney-owned US streamer Hulu have partnered to co-produce a true crime feature documentary about a man who claims he committed murder in his sleep. The 1 x 90-minute Dead Asleep (working title), which is being produced by London-based Pulse Films, will debut on Sky Crime and streaming service NOW in […]

Pulse Films names Anna Friel ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ & partners for series adaptation

London-based Pulse Films has acquired the rights to adapt British author Karen Hamilton’s thriller novel The Perfect Girlfriend into a scripted series. Thomas Benski and Nicola Larder will executive produce for Pulse Films, alongside actor Anna Friel (Marcella), whose production company Wonder Well Productions has boarded as co-producer, while she will star in the project. […]

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