Newen to merge distribution with TF1 Studios, appoints Studiocanal alum to oversee process

French production giant Newen has appointed former Studiocanal and Global Road exec Rodolphe Buet to combine the activities of its distribution operation and those of sibling TF1 Studio. Buet becomes chief distribution officer at TF1 Group-owned Newen and will focus “on bringing together the activities of Newen Distribution and TF1 Studio.” The aim, Newen said, […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Top execs reflect on 2019 and offer 2020 predictions

TBI speaks to leading execs from across the content business as they reflect on 2019 and discuss their predictions at the start of a new decade. Nina Lederman, EVP, global scripted development & programming, Sony Pictures Television How do you think the imminent launch of streamers such as HBO Max and Peacock will impact the […]

Studiocanal replaces outgoing CEO Didier Lupfer with UK managing director

Studiocanal has appointed the managing director of its UK business to become CEO at the company, after incumbent Didier Lupfer revealed he would be stepping down. Anna Marsh will take over at Studiocanal having most recently been managing director and EVP of international sales at the French company’s UK-based division. She will report to Maxime […]

MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

Studiocanal alum’s prodco adapts ‘Queer as Folk’ in France

Telfrance Group-backed production outfit Aux Singuliers, launched by former Studiocanal development and acquisitions executive Joris Charpentier earlier this year, is adapting UK drama Queer as Folk for the French market. The show first aired in the UK on Channel 4 two decades ago, having been produced by Nicola Shindler’s Red Production Company, which was acquired […]

Sales round-up: All3Media Int’l, Studiocanal strike deals for ‘Baptiste’, ‘Years’

All3Media International scores in Spain  The distributor has sold a slate of dramas into broadcasters and digital platforms in Spain. It has sold Two Brothers Pictures’ thriller Baptiste, which premiered in February on BBC One, into Movistar+. It has also licensed three-part drama Mrs Wilson (BBC One) into Filmin. Meanwhile, Atresmedia has picked up series seven of Kitchen Nightmares while A+E […]

Studiocanal boards licensing portal TRX

French producer-distributor Studiocanal is the latest business to join online licensing portal TRX. The business is launching its entire catalogue on the service, which enables distributors to strike sales directly with buyers using the platform, allowing them to maximize the value of certain TV rights. Launched in 2016 by Matthew Frank and David Frank, TRX […]

Studiocanal’s La Porta Rossa gets Russian remake

Studiocanal and TV-3 Russia have inked a deal to give the studio’s crime thriller La Porta Rossa a Russian remake. The series will be produced in-house by TV-3’s production arm, 1-2-3 Production, and will be distributed internationally by Studiocanal. Sarah Mottershead, sales executive at Studiocanal, brokered the deal. The finished Italian original was previously sold to […]

Studiocanal appoints strategy and finance boss

Studiocanal has promoted Jérémy Gabbay to the role of chief financial and strategy officer. The exec, who was previously head of business development at the French firm, will take up the role on 12 October. He will report into Didier Lupfer, chief exec of Studiocanal. Gabbay began his career as a consultant at firms BearingPoint […]

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