Monster Entertainment to shop Argentinean animation ‘Tales Of Terror For Franco’

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has picked up Argentinean 4K animated series Tales Of Terror For Franco for international distribution. The series, which is based upon the popular Latin American book series by Hugo Mitoire, is aimed at children aged 6-12 and was originally produced by Argentina’s 25-27 Estudios Audiovisual for the local pucaster Pakapaka. The […]

Stan & Movistar Plus+ among global buyers for Sean Penn’s Ukraine war doc ‘Superpower’

Broadcasters including Stan and Nine Network in Australia and Movistar Plus+ in Spain have acquired Superpower, the Sean Penn-directed documentary about Ukraine’s fight back against Russian invaders. Distributor Fifth Season has also struck deals for the documentary with HBO (CEE and Baltics), PCCW for Now TV (Hong Kong and Macau), DPG Media (Belgium), A+E Networks/History […]

Sky Studios hires Boffola Pictures’ head of development Emily Allen as commissioner

Sky Studios has hired Boffola Pictures’ head of development Emily Allen as a commissioning executive for comedy. Allen had been at Shane Allen and Kate Daughton’s Boffola Pictures for just over two years, where shows include Friday Night Live and comedy-thriller Am I Being Unreasonable, written by and starring Daisy May Cooper. Before joining BBC […]

Lionsgate’s TV production revenues fall by 59% as US strikes impact studio

Lionsgate has felt the impact of the US strikes in its Q3 results, with television production revenues falling by more than half compared with last year. The results, which come ahead of Lionsgate’s planned split with Starz into two entities, saw its revenue from producing TV shows falling 59% from $605m to $285m, while profits […]

Amazon gives new Nordic home to nine Viaplay dramas, orders Coben & Brocklehurst thriller

Amazon streamer Prime Video in the Nordics has acquired nine series originally destined for regional SVOD Viaplay, including season two of Monster Scripted’s Norwegian political thriller Furia and season four of Miso Films’ Danish crime drama Those Who Kill. Other titles now launching on Prime Video on 19 April for Nordic subscribers as part of […]

New Regency recruits Netflix’s Laura Delahaye as head of domestic TV

New Regency Pictures, the producer of recently launched Prime Video series Mr & Mrs Smith, has hired Laura Delahaye, Netflix’s director of overall deals for the US & Canada, as head of domestic television. In her new role, Delahaye will oversee the company’s slate of TV projects, which also includes the upcoming Man On Fire […]

UK’s BBC hires Channel 4 commissioner Cal Turner & promotes RDF alum Jasmyn McGuile

The BBC has hired Channel 4 exec Cal Turner as a commissioning editor across its factual output, while RDF West alum Jasmyn McGuile has also been promoted. Turner worked on fact ent shows including Snowflake Mountain, Grand Designs and Undercover Boss for Channel 4, which she joined in 2022. The broadcaster has since all but […]

Newen Studios buys ‘Gryphon’ prodco Dog Haus & consolidates operations in Germany

France’s Newen Studios is expanding its activities in Germany by acquiring a majority stake in The Gryphon producer Dog Haus and consolidating its operations in the country under a new outfit named Spark Films. Spark Films is being led by Martin Heisler and Eva Kemme, founders of Flare Film, which Newen acquired in 2021. It will […]

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