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House producer signs with Sony Pictures TV

Liz Friedman, the senior producer of top medical drama House, has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television. Friedman has acted as writer and producer on a range of top titles. She co-wrote the pilot for Orange Is The New Black with Jenji Kohan and served as executive producer on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. She […]

Simon Pegg prodco launches young adult drama incubator

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s indie prodco, Stolen Picture, has launched an IP Rights incubator to find new voices to create original scripted young adult (YA) dramas. Stolen Picture has teamed together five creatives and is working with them on two projects, the thriller procedural We Never Sleep and sci-fi adventure Chemistry. The model for […]

SPT unveils production pact with Kenya’s Quite Bright Films

Kenya-based Quite Bright Films Lifestyle (QBFL) and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have revealed a multi-project deal to co-develop unscripted cookery formats that will have international appeal. Formed by Daniel Prior, creative director, and Kiran Jethwa (left), director, QBLF’s ambition is to become the region’s leading producer in factual and lifestyle entertainment. Prior has spent the […]

Sony & Komixx ink deal for young adult content

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Komixx Entertainment have signed a multi-project deal to co-develop and co-produce author-based IP for young adult audiences. The collaboration marks SPT’s first move into young adult content. It will look to develop Komixx’s extensive portfolio of IP optioned from young-adult authors worldwide. The portfolio includes thriller novel Captured by Kelly Anne […]

Sony hires W exec as Latin America production head

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named W Studios’ Ana Bond as senior vice president and managing director of international production for Latin America. Bond will report to SPT president Wayne Garvie, who appointed her. Based in Miami, she will oversee the company’s production business across the region, including SPT’s joint venture entities Teleset, in Colombia, […]

UKTV picks up slate of Sony dramas for Alibi

UK-based multichannel network UKTV has acquired three Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shows for its crime drama channel Alibi. The deal is headed by Carter, a detective drama commissioned by SPT Networks and produced by Amaze Film + Television. Carter’s cast is headed by Jerry O’Connell (Billions) who plays Harley Carter, a detective on a hit […]

Dori Media hires Sony exec as it looks to Europe

Dori Media Group is reshuffling its sales division with Sony Picture Television’s Carolina Sabbag headed for its new Madrid office, as it looks to further its growth in Europe. Dori has brought in Sabbag as VP of sales to oversee business development in Europe. She will lead the team and be in charge of regional […]

ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal

UK broadcaster ITV is bringing back quiz format Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The series, which Sony Pictures Television sells internationally, hasn’t been on British screens since 2014, but will return with Jeremy Clarkson as host. The new series will come from Sony-backed indie Stellify Media, and will run to seven 60-minute episodes. The […]

Apple taps Sony for new Latin America head

Apple has hired Sony Pictures Television’s Angélica Guerra as its first head of Latin American programming at Apple Worldwide Video. Guerra will start next month and report to Morgan Wandell, Apple’s head of international creative development, who joined the company in October. The exec served as senior VP and managing director of production for Latin […]

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

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