Sierra/Engine Television

Magine exec among two Televisa USA hires

Televisa USA has hired an executive from online pay TV firm Magine to runs its sales and another to oversee scripted development. From UK-based Magine comes from Jonathan South, who will become director of sales, worldwide, while Cutler’s David Sigurani becomes director of scripted development. Televisa USA is a subsidiary of Mexican television giant Televisa […]

Sierra/Engine flags Crossbones sales

Broadcast groups such as Tele München Gruppe, Turner International and MTG have acquired the NBC miniseries Crossbones. TMG has acquired rights in Germany, Turner International and Polar Star have Latin America rights and MTG has nagged Scandinavia. Distributor Sierra/Engine Television has also bagged also sales with Icon in Australia, Sky (New Zealand), Sohu (China), Tohokushinsha […]

ABC orders Cannes-bound Bryan Singer drama

US broadcaster ABC has given a straight-to-series order to The Black Box, an upcoming drama that has producers including House’s Bryan Singer attached. The series will star Kelly Reilly (Above Suspicion) as a neurosurgeon whose connection with her patient’s brains help her unravel their stories away from the operating table. Vanessa Redgrave (Mission: Impossible) and […]

Sierra/Engine bringing Korean drama to the West

US producer and distributor Sierra/Engine Television has picked up rights to hit Korean drama Cruel Temptation and will shop it as a scripted format internationally. Sierra/Engine Television picked up the rights from SBS International, the commercial arm of Korean free-to-air broadcaster SBS. The US company will team with former Sony senior VP Brendan Fitzgerald’s company, Pomodoro […]

Georgeville moves into US television

Marc Rosen is the film and TV producer whose credits include Harry Potter and Threshold. In March he set up Georgeville Television (GVTV) and he now has three straight-to-series orders from US broadcast nets and two more on cable. He tells TBI about the new shows, which include a new offering from The X-Files’ Chris […]