Studio Canal

StudioCanal makes Scandi move with new prodco

French film and TV producer and distributor StudioCanal has joined forces with the creators of Scandi noir series Borgen and Forbrydelsen (The Killing) to create SAM Productions. Citing StudioCanal CEO Olivier Courson, French newspaper Les Echos first reported news of the new company, which will be equally owned by Scandi drama specialists Adam Price, Soren […]

StudioCanal closes in on deal for Red Production Company (exclusive)

France-based movie producer and distributor StudioCanal is locked in exclusive takeover talks with UK indie producer Red Production Company, TBI can reveal. The studio, which is part of the Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Groupe, has already staked a claim in the TV world with the acquisition of Munich-based Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines producer […]

Tandem adds trio of execs

Studio Canal-backed producer and distributor Tandem has hired three new executives. The Munich-based firm has hired Ben Stoll (pictured) as director of development, Marcos Eberle as logistics manager and Mitch Zamarin to run press and PR. Tandem has recently moved into the series world having previously specialised in the TV movie genre. The second season […]

News brief: Lionsgate teams Tandem for drama

Lionsgate Entertainment and Germany-based Tandem Communications will co-develop one-hour high end drama series under terms of a new co-venture. Crime drama Sex, Lies and Handwriting is the first project to come out of the pact, with Lionsgate’s Canadian co-venture partner Sea To Sky Entertainment also coproducing. The programme follows an international handwriting expert who gets […]