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‘Leonardo’ creator Frank Spotnitz urges creative freedom and co-operation

Leonardo creator Frank Spotnitz has said the formation of European commissioning club The Alliance is a sign that broadcasters understand the threat they face from streamers and has urged them to offer more freedom to creatives. Spotnitz, who co-created and exec produced Ransom for CBS, is behind The Alliance’s big budget drama Leonardo, which stars […]

Sony strikes $195m deal for ‘The Octonauts’ producer Silvergate Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is moving into kids TV production for the first time after striking a $195m deal to buy Octonauts and Peter Rabbit prodco Silvergate Media. SPT is buying the UK and New York-based company from its management team and Shamrock Capital, an LA-based investment firm that took a 51% star in the […]

Sony Pictures Television joins The Alliance’s Leonardo Da Vinci drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has partnered up with Italian duo Lux Vide and Rai Fiction on an eight-part limited drama about Leonardo da Vinci that stars Poldark’s Aidan Turner. Leonardo has been created by Big Light Production’s Frank Spotnitz (The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock) and will explore the character of […]

Exclusive: Sony, All3 eye Red Arrow Studios as sales process heats up

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and All3Media are understood to be among leading suitors for Red Arrow Studios, as the sale of ProSiebenSat.1’s production arm heats up. The German media giant was revealed in September to be considering selling the production group, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor Productions, The Circus firm Left/Right […]

SPT agrees deal with ‘Black Hawk Down’ firm Revolution Studios

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has struck a deal to handle global TV and digital distribution licensing for shows from Revolution Studios, which owns rights to titles including Black Hawk Down. The deal with Content Partners-owned Revolution includes 64 shows under the Morgan Creek International banner such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Robin Hood: Prince […]

Netflix strikes landmark deal for global rights to ‘Seinfeld’

Netflix has picked up global streaming rights to US sitcom Seinfeld in a major coup for the business. The streaming giant has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for all nine seasons of the show, which are set to launch on the platform in 2021. The five-year deal comes on the back of Netflix losing […]

Quibi renovates true crime genre for latest commission

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi is combining the true crime genre with a home makeover twist for its latest commission. Murder House Flip is from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation exec producer Josh Berman and takes place in properties in which mysterious murders have taken place. Forensic experts will explore the secrets of people’s homes before renovators […]

ITV, AMC greenlight Left Bank’s ‘Quiz’

ITV and AMC are adapting James Graham’s play Quiz into a three-part series. Directed by Stephen Frears, the Left Bank-produced drama will tell the story of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram’s attempted heist of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The story is based on real-life events that saw Major Ingram, Diana and an […]

Talent deals: Propagate signs Antoine Fuqua; Sony links with ‘Indebted’ producer

Propagate strikes production deal with Antoine Fuqua US indie studio Propagate Content has struck an overall production deal with Training Day and The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua and his prodco Fuqua Films. The deal, which covers both scripted and non-scripted content, is an exclusive multi-year deal that will see the filmmaker expand his TV […]

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