September Films


September Films’ Pamela Covais hired by Back Roads Entertainment

US prodco Back Roads Entertainment has appointed former September Films exec Pamela Covais as VP of production. Covais has more than two decades of industry experience and over 400 hours programming as an unscripted television producer and production company executive. In her new role, she will oversee production across original formats for broadcast, cable and […]

Channel 5 buys Penn & Teller Vegas series

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas from DCD Rights. The 13x60mins magic series sees magicians from around the world attempt to out-fox famous duo Penn and Teller through their tricks at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. British presenter Jonathan Ross hosts. The show, from 117 Productions and […]

Barcroft poaches Zig Zag’s Wyles

Barcroft Productions has hired Zig Zag Productions’ Peter Wyles as director of programmes. Wyles is moving to the UK prodco, which has recently secured commissions such as Preposterous Pets for Animal Planet and OAPs Behaving Badly for Channel 5. He had only joined Troy producer Zig Zag as head of development last year after leaving […]

DCD plans to Fool Us again

DCD Rights is taking the US version of Penn & Teller: Fool Us to MIPTV, having secured a Asian presale ahead of the market. NBCUniversal International Television-owned Universal Channel has bought the show, which 117 Productions and September Films is producing for broadcast network The CW. The 13x60mins series deliver to US TV in July, […]

ITV hitched to Bridezillas for new channel

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bridezillas and spin-off series Marriage Boot Camp for its new lifestyle channel ITVBe. The new young female-skewing channel launches on October 8 and the DCD-distributed shows will be part of its launch line-up. Both Bridezillas and Marriage Boot Camp (pictured) are both on female-skewed cable channel WeTV in the US. […]

Universal Channel buys Penn & Teller show

Universal Channel has acquired Penn & Teller Fool Us for its Asian feed. The show from the magician duo is distributed by DCD Rights, which struck the Universal deal. The show was originally commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV and also airs on US broadcast net The CW. In Penn & Teller Fool Us, aspiring […]

Universal Channel buys Penn & Teller show

Universal Channel has acquired Penn & Teller Fool Us for its Asian feed. The show from the magician duo is distributed by DCD Rights, which struck the Universal deal. The show was originally commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV and also airs on US broadcast net The CW. In Penn & Teller Fool Us, aspiring […]

ITV orders Celebrity Squares reboot

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a revamped version of Celebrity Squares. The gameshow reboot will be produced by DCD Media-owned prodco September Films and GroupM Entertainment, the production arm of the media buying business GroupM. As with the original version of the show, the new Celebrity Squares will be based upon noughts and crosses, […]

Bridezillas spin-off goes off at Foxtel

A new Bridezillas spin-off has sold to Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. The 9x60mins Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas follows five couples trying to save their relationships by checking into an intense marriage bootcamp. It comes from ITV Studios-owned Thinkfactory Media in association with September Films, whose parent DCD Media sells the show through distribution arm DCD […]

DCD cuts losses post Timeweave takeover

UK producer-distributor DCD Media has significantly cut its losses following a surprise takeover last year, but has seen revenues drop by £3.3 million (US$5 million). The firm made an operating loss of £1.9 million for the 12 months to December 31, 2012, compared with £5.7 million the previous year. However, revenues fell 17% to £16.1 […]