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 […]

Red boss Nicola Shindler to lead Studiocanal UK

Nicola Shindler, head of Happy Valley producer Red, is to head up Studiocanal UK. Replacing outgoing chief Danny Perkins, she will be responsible for setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing British films. She will continue to run the Manchester-based Red, which was acquired by Studiocanal in 2013. She joins the […]

Tandem, Bron Studios set for thriller from The Bridge scribe

Tandem Productions, a Studiocanal company, and Bron Studios are set to produce a gritty dramatic thriller from The Bridge (pictured) writer Måns Mårlind. The two production outfits will co-produce the eight-part series with Germany’s ZDF. It will be co-financed by a line-up of major international networks, including Viaplay, CCanal+, Canal + Poland and Holland’s NPO. Set […]

Arte picks up rights to BBC drama Trust Me

Producer/distributor Studiocanal has licensed four-part limited series Trust Me to European cultural channel Arte. The character-led drama stars Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as a hardworking nurse forced to take drastic measures when she loses her job. Produced by Red Production Company, it was a ratings success for BBC One in the UK with the […]

Canal+ originals chief to lead new Studiocanal prodco

Canal+’s head of originals, , will lead a new French television production company at the pay TV giant’s subsidiary, Studiocanal. Saracco will also remain in her post as head of Canal+ Création Originale while also developing and producing new series in France as chairman of the prodco, which will sit within Studiocanal. She is best […]

Different shades of Red: Nicola Shindler one-on-one

Nicola Shindler is surely the most well known drama producer from Manchester, England, with a credits list including Queer as Folk, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. She tells Jesse Whittock about finding the perfect story and whether she could produce in the US Think of the most influential producers in the UK in […]