Exclusive: Shinawil, Reel One & Dominic Schreiber link for dark comedy ‘Our Father’

Former Newen exec Dominic Schreiber has linked up with Clean Sweep producer Shinawil and Canada’s Reel One Entertainment on a new drama from A Patch Of Fog writers, Michael McCartney and John Cairns. Our Father, which has been selected for the copro pitching session at Series Mania on Tuesday, follows streetwise criminal Danny Burns, who […]

Ireland’s Shinawil hires Treasure Entertainment exec to lead business & legal

Dublin-based production company Shinawil has hired a Treasure Entertainment exec as head of its business and legal affairs. Niall Murphy takes up the role at the Masterchef Ireland producer following three years at Treasure. Before that he spent over a decade as a business analyst and project manager in the financial services industry, including stints at ABN Amro, Credit […]

Ireland’s ShinAwiL & Bebbak partner for Sineád O’Connor doc

Irish production companies ShinAwiL and Bebbak have partnered to co-produce a feature documentary about the life and music of singer/songwriter Sineád O’Connor. Sineád (working title) is an access-led project executive produced by Orian Williams (Control), alongside ShinAwiL’s Larry Bass, and Bebbak’s Dave Fanning, while Maurice Sweeney (I Dolours) will direct. The singer, who is perhaps best known globally for her […]

Ireland’s Shinawil hires NBC alum Chuck LaBella for US expansion

Shinawil, the Irish prodco behind local versions of MasterChef, The Apprentice and The Voice, has hired a former NBC exec as part of its expansion in the US. Chuck LaBella joins as an LA-based executive producer with a remit to package new shows with US-based talent and build partnerships with production companies and networks. LaBella […]

Exclusive: Director Jim Sheridan moves into TV with Frank Spotnitz, Shinawil

Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (In The Name Of The Father, Brothers) is making his first move into TV with a show that has been created by The X Files scribe Frank Spotnitz, who is also attached to write. The Last Barbarian is from Larry Bass’s Irish producer Shinawil and Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, with Sheridan […]

Exclusive: Ireland’s ShinAwiL links with Swiss duo on UN corruption drama

Miss Scarlet and The Duke‘s Irish prodco ShinAwiL is working with two Swiss outfits and Mirage screenwriter Bénédicte Charles on a new drama about corruption within the United Nations (UN). Alpha is from ShinAwiL, C-Films and Point Prod and is being written by Pascal Glatz and Christian Wehrlin, who are working alongside Charles on the […]

Op-ed: Finding new diamonds in formats

Larry Bass, CEO of Irish producer ShinAwil, on how to find original formats in an increasingly competitive market. Despite the sun shining brightly on Le Croisette, it was difficult not to notice the waning delegate numbers at this year’s MIPTV. Indeed, it was hardly surprising that organisers declared on Monday that they would be introducing […]

Ireland’s ShinAwiL rolls out first scripted slate

Irish producer ShinAwiL, best known for making local versions of formats such as Dancing With The Stars and Dragons’ Den, is launching an international drama division. A trio of projects marks the producer’s first scripted development slate, and includes contemporary crime drama Kill, young-adult drama Tara And The Humanimals and period drama Flying Blind. The […]

Zig Zag, ShinAwil form Anglo-Irish content pact

UK-based Zig Zag Productions and Ireland’s ShinAwil have struck a strategic alliance designed to expand their operations in the international market. The new initiative will see Zig Zag and ShinAwil join forces to co-develop and co-produce original unscripted formats, both from Zig Zag’s London office and ShinAwil’s Dublin and Belfast bases. Both companies will continue […]