Rookie Blue

Rookie Blue’s Cameron sets up prodco, gets order

Rookie Blue and Degrassi: the Next Generation writer Tassie Cameron has set up a new prodco, Cameron Pictures, and secured a drama series order from Canadian free-TV net Global. Cameron was the head writer and exec producer on Rookie Blue (pictured) the Canada-produced procedural that ran for six seasons on Shaw-owned Global, and ABC in […]

Wanted: procedural series

Demand remains high for procedural drama, but the supply from the US is slowing. Stewart Clarke investigates how the procedural genre is being reinvented and how international producers and distributors are increasingly getting involved in a genre that was once the preserve of the studios While Breaking Bad, House of Cards and True Detective exemplify […]

eOne ties Rookie Blue producer to deal

Entertainment One Television has hooked long-term production partner ICF Films into a new multi-year agreement. Producer Ilana Frank’s ICF coproduces ABC procedural Rookie Blue (pictured) which has run for 74 episodes, and CTV’s Saving Hope, which has run for 67, with mini-studio eOne. Under terms of the new pact, eOne will serve as studio, deficit […]

Channel 5 buys Rookie Blue

Channel 5 has acquired cop procedural Rookie Blue. The Viacom-owned UK free-to-air broadcaster has bought seasons one and two of Rookie Blue and will run the series on its 5USA channel, starting next month. It already runs in the UK on pay TV channel Universal Channel. The series is produced and distributed by Entertainment One, […]

Presto goes Rogue with eOne dramas

Australian on-demand platform Presto has inked a new drama programming deal with Entertainment One Television. Expanding on an existing agreement that gave the SVOD service shows such as The Walking Dead, the deal comprises numerous titles. These include DirecTV crime drama Rogue, the TV adaptation of feature film The Firm, and supernatural thriller Bitten on […]

eOne adds veteran Bocaccio to scripted team

Entertainment One Television has named veteran production executive Gerard Bocaccio, who worked on Discovery’s first scripted show Klondike, as its senior VP, US scripted development. Based in LA, he is charged with developing eOne’s scripted programming slate for the US market. He will report to eOne’s executive VP, US scripted television, Michael Rosenberg, who said: […]

eOne unveils Secret Location investment

Canada-based studio Entertainment One has invested in an interactive agency that is expanding into the US. The equity investment in Canadian firm Secret Location, the size of which was not disclosed, will lead to eOne gaining original interactive properties for the global markets. The pair have already worked together on eOne properties such as Storming […]

Entertainment One reports results, pays dividend

Entertainment One has reported overall sales growth at its TV division for the year to end-March. There was a decline in the proportion of TV revenues contributed by the production and sales department as the family division, which includes the Peppa Pig property, took a larger overall revenue share. Production and programme sales accounted for […]

Digital drives eOne results

Entertainment One has reported strong quarterly results with group revenues up 40% year-on-year. The TV and film producer and distributor said that digital revenues had doubled in the year to date and they now comprise more than 20% of the group total. The highlights on the TV side of the business include renewals for scripted […]

News brief: ABC, Global renew Rookie

US network ABC and Canada’s Global Television has renewed cop drama Rookie Blue for the fifth time. Production on a fifth season will begin in Toronto in 2014 following development this fall. The hour-long show comes from ICF Films and Entertainment One, the latter of which shops it on the international market.