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EOne grows UK unscripted team with Boomerang, 12 Yard execs

Entertainment One (eOne) is growing its unscripted footprint in the UK with the appointments of execs from prodcos Boomerang and 12 Yard. Matt Pritchard (pictured, right) and Matt Walton (left) have joined the indie studio as EVPs of unscripted TV, based out of London. The duo will jointly oversee day-to-day operations of eOne’s unscripted team […]

Entertainment One buys Daisybeck to continue UK unscripted push

Entertainment One (eOne) has agreed to acquire UK-based factual and factual entertainment producer Daisybeck Studios as part of its strategy to expand its unscripted activities in Britain. Daisybeck’s managing director and founder, Paul Stead (pictured), will continue to oversee day-to-day operations at the company, which was founded in 2013 and has been behind The Yorkshire […]

eOne inks overall TV deal with UK prodco Fired Up Films

Entertainment One has signed a multi-year overall TV deal with Simon Howley and Jon-Barrie Waddell’s Fired Up Films. eOne will co-produce and serve as the studio on scripted and non-scripted content under the partnership. Based in LA, Ireland and London, UK, Fired Up Films is the recently-launched scripted and non-scripted television production company focusing on […]

eOne snaps up Gerrie’s Whizz Kid Entertainment

Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired a majority stake in UK non-scripted television production company Whizz Kid Entertainment, led by company founder Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman. The deal is eOne’s first UK-based television production company acquisition. However the acquisition further bolsters a robust eOne UK business that includes the company’s Family & Brands business and […]

eOne brings in CMT exec for alternative

Entertainment One Television has hired Julia Silverton from US cable channel CMT as senior VP, development of alternative programming. Based out of LA, she will lead development efforts for a unit whose shows include the recently-announced Fuse series The Hollywood Puppet Show (WT). Silverton (pictured) joins from Viacom’s CMT, where she was VP, development, ushering […]

Hasbro backs Boggle Battle TV series

The content arm of games giant Hasbro has teamed with the creators of Chopped and indie studio Entertainment One to adapt board game Boggle into a TV show. Hasbro Studios, Keller/Noll and eOne will partner for Boggle Battle, which is they said will introduce the classic word game to a whole new audience. Family and […]

eOne inks deal with Chopped pair

Entertainment One has inked a deal with Keller/Noll, the US indie producer created by the team behind Chopped and Winsanity. The prodco is run by Cleve Keller (right) and Dave Noll (left) and the pair will develop and produce new unscripted fare that eOne will take to market. Keller and Noll said: “We create shows that […]

eOne alternative chief in Long term deal

Entertainment One Television has signed its executive VP, US alternative programming, Tara Long, to a new contract. Long has signed a long-term agreement that will see her remain with the North American studio as it seek to double in size by 2020. Long launched eOne’s alternative programming unit, and has gone on to sign first-look […]

eOne staffs up US reality division

Entertainment One has made several hires at its US unscripted division. The Transatlantic producer and distributor has brought on reality producer Mark Herwick (pictured) and new development execs, Ben Megargel and Jesse Daniels. Herwick becomes head of current, US alternative programming at eOne. A seasoned reality producer, his credits include Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares […]

eOne nurtures Creature with first-look

Entertainment One has secured a first-look deal with unscripted specialist Creature Films, which veteran producers Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez run. The deal sees Ford and Lopez work with eOne to develop and produce unscripted programming, which eOne will then sell internationally. “We have strategically built out eOne Television’s alternative programming business in a way […]