BBCWW backs new Peep Show team indie

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has backed a new indie formed by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the writers behind Peep Show and Fresh Meat. Various Artists Limited (VAL) will be lead by Bain and Armstrong, who have joined forces with former Channel 4 commissioners Phil Clarke and Roberto Troni on the venture. BBCWW will take a […]

Lionsgate UK & Clarke team for Kidulthood remake

Inspired by a social media post by Kidulthood creator Noel Clarke (pictured), Lionsgate UK is reteaming with the actor-writer’s prodco Unstoppable to bring the feature to television. The pair said the adaptation will stay true to the heart of the film franchise, but refreshes the concept for a new platform and a new catchment audience. […]

Thunderbird rejigs as Gamble switches role

Canada-based production group Thunderbird Entertainment has a new interim CEO and co-presidents following a rejig. Executive chairman Ivan Fecan has taken on the post, with former chief executive Tim Gamble becoming vice chairman. Fecan is a former president and CEO of CTV Globemedia, which was the company formed after Bell Canada Enterprises bought Canadian commercial […]

Agatha Christie chief joins Bob & Co as CEO

Agatha Christie Ltd chief executive Hilary Strong is joining UK-based production group Bob & Co as CEO. Strong is leaving her role at the Agatha Christie estate, which represents the IP of author Christie, after nearly five years. She is exiting to run Bob & Co’s portfolio of television drama, factual programming, film, theatre and […]