Seven Studios

Vincent TV alums launch BBCS-backed unscripted label Rebel Rebel Pictures

Former Vincent TV UK executives Simon Shalgosky and Daniel Brookes have launched a new unscripted label, Rebel Rebel Pictures. The new firm will focus on the unscripted genre and develop primetime entertainment and factual entertainment formats aimed at both UK and international audiences. It will be backed by BBC Studios, who will also distribute their […]

NBC to remake Oz’s ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’

US network NBC is developing Ties That Bind, a new drama series based upon Seven Studios’ Australian miniseries Secret Bridesmaids’ Business. The series is being written and executive produced by Deirdre Shaw and if ordered will be produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television, while the original show was based on Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play, inspired […]

Banijay explores $120m deal for Seven Studios in Australia

French production giant Banijay is reportedly in talks with Australian media company Seven West Media to buy the latter’s Seven Studios operation. According to the Australian Financial Review, Banijay could be willing to spend between A$170m ($120m) to A$200 million for the studio, which produces shows including Home & Away, Border Security and My Kitchen […]

Beyond acquires Seven Studios UK from Australia’s Seven West Media

Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) has continued its expansion by striking a deal to acquire Seven Studios UK (SSUK) from Seven West Media (SWM). Beyond, which bought UK-based TCB Media Rights in April, has also acquired the remaining 50.98% of shares in LA-based 7Beyond Media Rights (7Beyond) that it did not […]

International buyers circle Australia’s Seven Studios

Australia’s Seven West Media is reportedly fielding interest from a number of international media firms about buying its in-house production business Seven Studios, which makes Home and Away and My Kitchen Rules. ITV Studios, Disney and Comcast’s NBC Universal are in discussions about buying Seven Studios, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. […]

Nine Network alum appointed Seven Studios development head

Nine Network’s former head of production and development Trent Chapman has been appointed to oversee development at Seven Studios in Australia. Chapman becomes head of development at Seven Studios, reporting into Andrew Backwell, director of production for non-scripted. He replaces Sonya Wilkes, who has been named co-head of unscripted. The appointment marks a return to […]