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‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ series in development at Amazon

Amazon is developing a new series based around The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo heroine Lisbeth Salander, from the Millennium book series by Steig Larsson.  The project will be a co-production between Amazon Studios and Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is currently titled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but […]

Sony Pictures sells self-commissioned thriller ‘Alex Rider’ to 100+ territories

Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) coming of age spy-thriller Alex Rider has been sold into more than 100 territories, following last week’s deal with Amazon in the UK. The show, which was first with ITV before being commissioned by SPT’s international production and distribution divisions on spec, has been acquired by Movistar+ in Spain, Nordic streamer […]

News round-up: SPT’s LA Screenings alternative goes live; Smithsonian orders Dambusters doc; Keshet 12 reboots ‘Deal With It!’

SPT’s LA Screenings alternative goes live The Sony Pictures Television (SPT) 2020 Screenings website has gone live, allowing clients to view the latest TV and film offerings from the media house online. The on-demand screening service was created as an alternative to the studio’s traditional LA Screenings event in Los Angeles, which was cancelled due […]

Amazon snags UK rights to Eleventh Hour’s spy thriller ‘Alex Rider’

Amazon Prime Video has acquired UK rights to Alex Rider, the coming of age spy-thriller series based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel franchise. The show is based on Point Blanc, the second book from the Alex Rider series of novels, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It will premiere on Prime Video in the […]

Fox leads 2020 fall slate with Spectrum Original series ‘LA’s Finest’

Fox in the US is attempting to avoid Covid-19’s impact on production by leading its fall slate with an acquired series and shows already produced. LA’s Finest was the first original for cable company Charter Communications’ new on demand platform Spectrum, on which it debuted last year. It has now been picked up from Sony […]

Andy Kaplan & George Chien’s KC completes SPT network deal in Asia

KC Global Media Entertainment, the company launched by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) alums Andy Kaplan and George Chien, have completed the acquisition of four Asian channels from the executives’ former employers. The deal, first unveiled in January, will see Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global take a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media […]

Exclusive: SPT-backed Eleventh Hour Films’ MD Nicole Finnan exits

Nicole Finnan has stepped down as MD at Sony Pictures Television-backed drama prodco Eleventh Hour Films, TBI has learned. Finnan had been in the role at the Safe House and Alex Rider producer since 2017, when the company’s founder Jill Green restructured its senior management team. Green moved to become CEO with former Eleventh Hour […]

‘Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk launches prodco & inks SPT deal

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has launched a new production outfit and struck a first-look deal with long-term partners Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Cal-Gold Pictures will be based at SPT’s LA studio and is being launched with Ian Friedman, the former VP of talent and development at Comedy Central, who becomes head of TV […]

AVOD service Roku Channel launched into UK

Roku has launched its AVOD service, the Roku Channel, in the UK with an offering that includes more than 10,000 TV episodes, documentaries and movies. Roku has launched the service, which is available without a subscription or login, after striking deals with more than 40 content partners including All3Media International, EndemolShine Group, FilmRise and DRG, […]

Southeast Asian streamer Hooq files for liquidation

Singapore-based streamer Hooq – backed by Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and regional telco Singtel – has filed for liquidation. The on-demand service launched six years ago with backing from the US studios but has more recently moved towards launching its own local originals. It had more than 30 original titles either on the platform […]

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