Reel One Entertainment


Newen fast-tracks English expansion with Reel One acquisition

Newen Group’s acquisition of Reel One Entertainment sees the TF1 Group-backed producer-distributor look to crack the English-speaking market and exploit European IP in the US, Canada and UK. The deal marks the French firm’s first concrete move into the English-speaking market, having previously acquired the likes of Denmark’s Nimbus, as well as Dutch formats firm […]

Newen acquires Reel One Entertainment

French media giant Newen has acquired Canadian scripted producer-distributor Reel One Entertainment. Founded in 2001 by Tom Berry, Reel One specialises in licensing TV movies as well as developing and producing content for channels and streamers. With 90% of revenues generated outside Canada, the firm – which is headquartered in Montreal with offices in Los […]

Reel One appoints Hallmark, Lifetime alum

LA-based producer and distributor Reel One Entertainment has appointed a former Hallmark Channel and Lifetime Channel executive to oversee its scripted programming. Barbara Fisher becomes executive VP of scripted content and will be based in the company’s LA office, reporting to CEO Tom Berry. She will oversee all of Reel One’s development and production activities […]

Reel One to adapt Belgium’s Team Chocolate for UK

Indie drama producer and distributor Reel One Entertainment is set to partner with theatre company Chickenshed to adapt hit Belgian series Team Chocolate (Tytgat Chocolat). The series that premiered on Belgian public broadcaster VRT last September, tells the story of a young man with down syndrome who travels across Europe to be reunited with the […]

Ex-Motion & C4 exec joins Reel One’s drama push

Dominic Schreiber, formerly of Channel 4 and Motion Content Group, has joined drama producer and distributor Reel One Entertainment. Schreiber, who is also a former editor of TBI, has been named global drama executive at the Montreal-based company. He was most recently executive producer of scripted at Motion (fka GroupM Entertainment), where he was EP […]

Ex-TCB exec in as Reel One adds two

Reel One Entertainment has bolstered its international distribution team with the appointment of former TCB Media Rights sales manager Anna Budashevskaya and sales exec Mai Aboelfadle, with the latter joining from Warner Bros. Anna Budashevskaya (pictured) will be responsible for the continued development of new and existing broadcaster relationships specifically within CEE, German-speaking Europe and […]

Reel One hires Mary Kills People execs for int’l push

Montreal-based Reel One Entertainment has hired Mary Kills People producer Adam Fratto as senior VP of TV series, as part of a push into international drama. The company, which is a key telemovie producer in North America, has added the executive to expand its business in international television drama. Fratto has tied with both Hollywood […]

Reel One, UP create ‘landmark’ family drama deal

Reel One Entertainment and US channel UP TV have joined forces to create family drama programming for US cable and the international market. The pair are describing the deal as a “landmark international development, production and distribution” agreement. Up, which was formerly the Gospel Music Channel, is positioned as a provider of feel-good family programming, […]