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SPT’s Eleventh Hour to adapt ‘Hunting Ghislaine’ podcast into TV drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-backed Eleventh Hour Films has acquired rights to true crime podcast Hunting Ghislaine and is planning to turn the show into a limited series drama. Hunting Ghislaine was launched in November and tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced billionaire media tycoon Robert Maxwell and former partner of notorious […]

Netflix, Lionsgate extend LA production pause as Covid spreads

Netflix and Lionsgate have become the latest companies to expand the production pause in LA as the pandemic spreads across California. US studios including CBS, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., Universal TV and Disney’s 20th Television have all paused production over recent weeks as Covid cases spiked across LA. Netflix has now delayed production on […]

Exclusive: SPT rejigs EMEA distribution as Mark Young & John Rossiter take new roles

Sony Picture Television (SPT) has rejigged its distribution and networks business, with Western Europe exec Mark Young taking on a wider remit and John Rossiter moving to a new Latin America-focused role, TBI understands. Young becomes EVP of distribution & networks across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with a remit across SPT’s TV […]

Sony’s Playmaker Media hires Fremantle Oz scripted chief Jo Porter as MD

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has appointed Fremantle Australia’s director of scripted Jo Porter to lead its Sydney-based producer Playmaker Media. Porter will become MD at the Aussie company next year, following eight years in charge of scripted at Fremantle in Oz. During her stint with the global producer, she gained credits on shows including Foxtel’s […]

Spain’s Buendía Estudios hires former SPT Iberia chief to lead global production push

Spain’s recently launched heavyweight production outfit Buendía Estudios has hired Sony Pictures Television’s former distribution chief for Iberia to head up its nascent international production business.  María Valenzuela becomes SVP of international strategy & business development at Buendía Estudios, which was formally launched earlier this year by telco giant Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia. It is focused on producing Spanish-language content […]

UK’s Channel 5 orders psychological thriller spin on story of Anne Boleyn

ViacomCBS-owned UK comcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a new three-part psychological thriller about Anne Boleyn, the 16th century Queen of England. The as-yet-unnamed series, which is being produced by London-based Fable Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, will explore the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life as she struggles to survive, to secure a […]

SPT takes global rights to Japanese lifehack show ‘Time Is Money’

A Japanese celebrity-skewing format from Ninja Warrior creators Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) has been picked up for global distribution by Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Time Is Money – The Celebrity Lifehack Show is based on the TBS primetime show Jitan Seikatsu Guide Show, which is based around a panel of celebrities who show off their favourite […]

Amazon reboots ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ with ‘Boys’ prodco

Amazon Studios has ordered a small screen remake of the 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer from one of the production firms behind the streamer’s hit superhero drama The Boys. The reboot, which is being produced with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film, will be written by Sara Goodman and is based […]

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