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Russian remake for NZ drama Step Dave

A Russian network is getting a remake New Zealand drama Step Dave. Distributor All3Media International has shipped the adaptation rights to Ukraine-based Film.UA. The deal covers the CIS territories, and will initially see a 16-episode version airing on Channel 1 in Russia. Shooting on that version recently wrapped. All3 has also sold options to Content […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: 800 Words

Actor Erik Thomson is well-known to Australian television audiences through his performances in Seven Network ratings smash Packed to the Rafters, and to international audiences through his role as Hades in the 1990s syndicated fantasy drama Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. His latest outing for Seven is 800 Words, a gentle but comic drama about a […]

All3, Undercover Boss chief form reality prodco

All3Media America has formally brought Undercover Boss showrunner Chris Carlson into the fold. Carlson will head up reality producer Commonwealth Unscripted, the eleventh producer in the All3Media-owned All3 America stable. The LA-based firm will look to create new unscripted programming for US broadcasters, while also overseeing production of the Emmy-winning Undercover Boss US, which airs […]

Discovery, Liberty set for $933m All3Media takeover

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reportedly paired up to acquire UK production powerhouse All3Media for around £550 million (US$933 million). Discovery and Liberty, which are both backed by US cable TV mogul John Malone, are due to formally announce the deal tomorrow, according to Sky News, which broke the news this morning. It is […]

All3Media launches US prodco with ex-Ryan Seacrest exec

All3Media has hooked up with former Ryan Seacrest Productions unscripted programming chief Heather Schuster to launch an LA-based unscripted formats business. Schuster has become CEO of Morocco Junction Entertainment, which will focus on unscripted formats for broadcast and cable channels with a global edge. She her exited her role as senior VP of development and […]

Australia and NZ take a seat at the drama table

Producers in Australia and New Zealand are creating a new wave of international-friendly scripted series for their distribution partners to take to market, but the popularity and lower cost of formats and reality shows poses a threat to the sector, report Dan Barrett and Stewart Clarke. Expectation. Its shadow carries considerable weight across Australia and […]

Johnsons becomes first Kiwi drama to travel to the US

NBCUniversal-owned cable net Syfy has acquired Kiwi series The Almighty Johnsons, marking the first time a show from the country has aired in the US. The series follows four ordinary brothers who have inherited the powers of Norse Gods. Syfy has acquired the show from All3Media International, the sales arm of UK super indie All3Media, […]