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Ink Factory recruits Raw’s Katherine Butler as creative director

Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired Raw exec and American Animals producer Katherine Butler as creative director. Butler most recently served as scripted creative director for Raw, and she is also the former Film4 deputy head of film. She is to oversee the studio’s film and television slate globally, which includes managing the […]

TBI Weekly: BBC Worldwide Showcase and the UK Screenings

The BBC Worldwide Showcase is, by some distance, the largest international programming market held by a single distributor away from the Hollywood studios and their LA Screenings in May. Just as any decent festival spawns fringe events, the 700-plus buyers expected at the ACC conference centre in Liverpool between February 18-21 means clever indie distributors […]

All3 buys German producer from Wige Media

All3Media’s German arm has acquired Munich-based factual entertainment and docs specialist from Wige Media. South&Browse (currently Wige South&Brose) currently produces unscripted programming for the likes of ProSiebenSat.1, RTL II, Sky and regional broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and Südwestrundfunk. The agreement means it will become part of All3Media Deutschland, which last year restructured under managing director Dr. […]

Raw taps Century Films’ Evans for factual role

All3Media-owned producer Raw has appointed Century Films’ Liesel Evans as its creative director of UK factual. Evans joins from Century, which is behind Channel 4’s Bouncers and Married Behind Bars, BBC Four’s Mumbai High – The Musical and B is for Book and ITV’s Parking Wars. The news comes soon after Raw named Louise Norman […]

Raw targets US docs with Norman promotion

UK-based prodco Raw has promoted executive producer Louise Norman in a bid to secure more US documentary commissions. Norman has been named head of US documentaries and senior VP of special projects, reporting to company founder Dimitri Doganis and CEO Joely Fether. The All3Media-owned firm is targeting growth in high-end documentaries following the commission of […]

Betty and Raw join All3Media stable

All3Media has acquired Betty and Raw in a double deal with one of its parent companies, Discovery Communications. Betty is the prodco behind Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, while Raw produces Gold Rush. All3Media International will distribute all upcoming programming from the pair going forwards. All3Media is owned by Discovery and Liberty Global after they teamed to buy […]

Raw double development appointments

Gold Rush prodco Raw has named two heads of development, bringing in Oliver Calleja in the US and upping Tom Lazenby. Calleja (left) takes the newly-created role of head of US development, reporting to executive VP of US Television Adam Hawkins, and working alongside development executive Felicity Morris. Calleja was most recently at RDF as head of […]

Sky Germany agrees multi-year deal with WWE

Sky in Germany has agreed a new multi-year with World Wrestling Entertainment to distribute pay-per-view WWE events. The deal starts from this week and also covers the broadcast of flagship WWE events including Raw and SmackDown, which will be available live on Sky Sports. “We are looking forward to the renewed partnership with Sky to […]

Netflix enters CNN’s Race For the White House

Netflix, DR and Foxtel are among international buyers of a CNN original docuseries about famous US presidential races. Race For the White House is a 6x60mins series from prodcos Raw and Trigger Street Productions, and comes as America gears up for the battle between Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican firebrand Donald Trump to lead […]

Discovery names Kaplan int’l content president

Discovery Communications veteran Marjorie Kaplan has been named president of content Discovery Networks International. The newly created role will see Kaplan relocate from New York to London, starting this October. She has been with Discovery for more than 20 years, and is noted as for having launched Discovery Kids, running Animal Planet and, more recently, […]