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Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

Sky, Canal+ order ‘Django’ series adaptation with Cattleya & Atlantique

European pay operator Sky and France’s Canal+ have joined forces for a reimagining of the classic Western Django, which is being produced by ZeroZeroZero prodco Cattleya and The Eddy’s Atlantique Productions. The 10 x 60-minutes drama will be loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film and will feature Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl) in the title […]

Nicola Shindler launches ITVS-backed Quay Street Productions

Former StudioCanal UK MD & Red Production Company founder Nicola Shindler has launched her new scripted production company under the ITV Studios umbrella. Quay Street Productions will be based in the UK city of Manchester and will focus on producing “modern, innovative, and entertaining programming” for the UK and international market. Shindler’s move was first […]

Canal+, Quebecor join for Xavier Dolan drama based on 2019 play

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has linked up with sibling production house Studiocanal and Canada’s Quebecor Content on the first drama series to come from award-winning director Xavier Dolan. The Night Logan Woke Up is a five-part psychological thriller adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s eponymous hit theatre production, which is set in the 1990s and tracks the […]

Go big or go small? Sales chiefs talk global deals

Covid-19’s impact on production coincided with US studios going direct-to-consumer, creating what appeared to be a sales opportunity like no other. Richard Middleton catches up with the world’s top distribution execs to gauge whether it was a fruitful summer US studios’ plans to launch their own streamers had been known for some time by the […]

StudioCanal hires Fremantle alum Sarah Doole to head Red Production

Shadowplay producer StudioCanal has appointed Fremantle’s recently departed director of global drama Sarah Doole to replace ITV Studios-bound Nicola Shindler. Doole will become CEO at StudioCanal-owned Red Production Company, which was founded by Shindler almost a decade ago. She joins the business on 5 October and will be based in Manchester, with a remit to […]

Studiocanal names Anne Cherel to head global TV sales

Studiocanal has rejigged its senior management team by promoting Anne Cherel to become EVP of global sales & distribution and promoting two others execs. Paris-based Cherel, who was most recently head of international sales with a remit focused on movies, will now oversee the international sales of TV series and feature films, reporting to CEO […]

StudioCanal developing Josephine Baker drama

French prodco and distributor StudioCanal has teamed up with local outfits CPB Films and Leyland Films to develop an English-speaking TV drama series about civil rights activist and entertainer Josephine Baker. American-born French performer Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture following her appearance in the 1927 film Siren […]

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