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BBCS, SBS & Sundance Now strike deals for BossaNova Development Day factual titles

UK-based distributor, content creator and financing firm BossaNova Media, has closed deals for several of the shows to come out of its Development Day pitching programme. Sundance Now in the US, and Foxtel Group and SBS in Australia have all picked up true crime documentary series The Flight Attendant Murders (4 x 60-minutes), produced by […]

BBC Four in UK picks up Stan & Sundance Now drama ‘Black Snow’

BBC Four in the UK has acquired Black Snow, the Australian crime drama that was produced for Stan and Sundance Now in the US. The six-part show, which will also be available in iPlayer, was produced by Goalpost Pictures and is sold by All3Media International. The story is set in a small-town Australian high-school, where […]

Deals round-up: Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’; ‘Morning Show’ returns to Apple; ‘Black Snow’ travels

Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’ Netflix has ordered comedy drama series The Corps (working title) and renewed political drama The Diplomat for a second season. The Corps hails from executive producers Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson, Scott Hornbacher and Sony Pictures Television. Inspired by the memoir The Pink Marine, […]

Sundance Now strikes pre-sale deal for Stan & Nine Network’s drama ‘Scrublands’

US-based streamer Sundance Now has struck a pre-sales deal for Australian drama Scrublands, which recently wrapped filming. The series is being produced by Aussie firm Easy Tiger and will become available on Sundance Now in the US and English-speaking Canada. Scrublands is based on the crime novel by Chris Hammer and stars Luke Arnold (Black […]

Virgin Media TV & Sundance Now order fact-based Irish drama, ‘The Vanishing Triangle’

Ireland’s Virgin Media Television and US-based AMC Network’s Sundance Now have commissioned The Vanishing Triangle, a new Irish drama series based on true events. The 6 x 60-minute series will go into production later this year, produced by Ireland’s Park Films, Paper Plane Productions in the US and 87 Films in the UK. Sundance Now holds […]

UK’s C4, S4C in Wales & Sundance Now partner for Duchess Street drama

The UK’s Channel 4 has struck its first co-production deal with Welsh public broadcaster S4C for a new 6 x 60-minute psychological thriller, which will also be aired on Sundance Now. The Light In The Hall (ak Y Golau) is being co-produced by Donna Wiffen’s UK-based Duchess Street Productions, Wales-based Triongl and APC Studios, which […]

AMC rejigs int’l networks & streaming content teams under Kristin Jones

AMC Networks is restructuring its international programming group, with Kristin Jones promoted to a new role with a new remit across its networks and streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV and Sundance Now. Jones, AMC’s EVP of international programming, will head up the newly enlarged division and be responsible for finding and developing series from around […]

Acorn TV & Sundance Now acquire ‘The Drowning’ amid global sales for UK thriller

AMC Networks-owned streamers Acorn TV and Sundance Now have picked up US, Canadian and Lat Am rights to UK identity thriller The Drowning, alongside further deals for the show in Europe and New Zealand. The deal will see the drama broadcast simultaneously on both platforms across the US and South America beginning 6 May. Acorn […]

AMC expands senior leadership roles for streaming focus

US-based AMC Networks has expanded the roles of senior execs Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway as part of the company’s continuing refocus around its streaming services. Company veteran Thomasma, who most recently served as executive director of BBC America, is shifting to a new position as general manager of streamer AMC+, where she […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

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