Sienna Films

Canada’s Datsit Sphere acquires ‘Cardinal’ prodco Sienna Films from Kew Media

Quebec-based producer and distributor Datsit Sphere has agreed to acquire a second company from Kew Media Group (KMG), after striking a deal for Cardinal and Ransom prodco Sienna Films. Canada-based Sienna was founded in 1992 and has been behind four seasons of Cardinal for Canuck broadcaster Bell Media, US streamer Hulu, BBC 4 in the […]

Exclusive: Kew Media Group’s restructuring process revealed

Kew Media Group’s restructuring process has begun in earnest under the leadership of interim CFO Michael Corrigan, with several companies understood to be looking to leave the Canadian outfit. The Peter Sussman and Steven Silver-led group, which is behind shows ranging from hit drama Line Of Duty to Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland, endured a […]

Exclusive: Kew Media shares fall again as private equity explore options

Private equity companies have emerged as the most likely to buy Line Of Duty distributor Kew Media Group (KMG), which saw its shares fall another 20% yesterday after the company defaulted on its credit facility. Kew initiated a strategic review of the business last week, admitting the company could be split up or sold and […]

Kew Media shares plummet as company considers sale, CFO Geoff Webb exits

Canada-based Kew Media Group’s shares have plummeted after the company said it had initiated a strategic review that could see the company split up or sold, while its chief financial officer Geoff Webb has left the business. Kew, which was formed in 2017 and sell shows including Line Of Duty, has formed a special committee […]

CBC podcasts score TV adaptations from 3 Arts, Sienna Films

Producers including Lionsgate’s 3 Arts Entertainment and Sienna Films are among the businesses set to adapt a slate of five CBC podcasts for television.  The Canadian public broadcaster has earmarked David Ridgen’s popular true crime podcast Someone Knows Something for a scripted programme from First Generation Films, along with Uncover: The Village for a documentary […]