International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Kudos strikes deal with Broadchurch producer

Shine-backed drama producer Kudos has inked a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends, the UK production company that has recently had huge success with ITV drama Broadchurch. Imaginary Friends is run by Chris Chibnall who wrote and exec-produced Broadchurch. Shine International distributes the serialised crime mystery, which generated massive ratings ITV1 with an average audience of […]

All3Media, Shine and Starz cut Viewster OTT deals

OTT operator Viewster has cut programming deals with a raft of distributors, picking up drama series from All3Media, Shine and Starz among others, TBI has learned. The Swiss based over the top provider’s ad-supported VOD service is carried in 120 countries and the premium drama titles it has picked up are primarily for the US, […]

News brief: Banijay poaches Shine acquisitions exec Jimmy Humphrey

Banijay International has hired Jimmy Humphrey as sales and acquisitions manager. Humphrey joins from Shine where he held and acquisitions role. Prior to that he was at FremantleMedia Enterprises. At Banijay he will take responsibility for sales to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Italy and Portugal, and acquisition of formats and finished shows for the […]

Shine hires ITVSGE sales rep to bolster EMEA team

Shine International has added an ITV Studios Global Entertainment sales executive to its EMEA team. Dorit Schilling has joined Shine Group’s sales division as EMEA sales director, reporting to Shine International’s senior VP of sales, EMEA, Katrina Neylon. She’ll be based at Shine’s Cologne office and will handle both finished programming and format sales in […]

Dragonfly taps Channel 4 commissioner as creative director

Shine Group-backed Dragonfly Film and Television has hired Mark Raphael as its creative director. He is currently commissioning editor for documentaries at UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and will join the producer in May. Raphael takes the role vacated by Simon Dickson who has became MD of the producer last November last year. At Channel […]

Gary Carter joining Shine Group

FremantleMedia COO Gary Carter is joining Shine Group where he will take the new role of chairman of Northern Europe and Shine 360°. Carter resigned from producer and distributor FremantleMedia last year and will join Shine in June. In the new role he will oversee the creative and operational functions of Shine Germany, and the […]

Viewster inks indie films deal

Over-the-top video provider Viewster has struck deals with three independent film aggregators to bring over 20 new movie titles to its site. Viewster has agreed with independent film groups KinoNation, Renderyard and Moviehouse Entertainment to stream titles including New York Independent Film Festival Award winner Dos, Academy Award-winning Shine and Shadow of the Vampire, starring […]

BBC Three orders Horsemeat Banquet

BBC Three has ordered The Horsemeat Banquet, a one-off show in which a group of young diners are invited to tuck into a variety of horse dishes. The show will TX on the UK public broadcaster’s youth channel in a 10pm slot on March 27. It will be made by Shine-owned producer Dragonfly. The show, […]

Fox’s Latino channel orders more Minute To Win It

Fox’s recently-launched US Hispanic cable network MundoFox has ordered another season of its version of Minute To Win It. Season one of the Spanish-language version of the gameshow, Minuto Para Ganar, was made in LA and production will switch to New York for the new series. The show is produced by Shine Hispanic & Latin […]