Keshet poaches Lat-Am exec from Sony’s Teleset

Keshet International has recruited Frank Scheuermann as head of development and production for its Lat-Am business. He joins from Teleset, the Colombian prodco that is part of Sony Pictures Television. In his Keshet role he will oversee development and production out of Lat-Am, reporting to Kelly Wright, head of Latin America. His credits include the […]

Mexican net, SVOD service co-order Sony format

Mexico’s Canal Sony and Lain American SVOD player Claro Video have co-commissioned the first version of business-cum-reality-entertainment format Shark Tank. Shark Tank Mexico: Negociando con Tiburones will first play on SPT Networks-owned Sony channel, with episodes then made available on American Movil-backed Claro Video. The deal was done with Canal Sony stablemate SPT, which sells […]

Sony and Telemundo ink three series production pact

Sony Pictures Television will make a series a year, for three years, for Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo under the terms of a production pact. The first project will enter production next year. NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo will distribute the resulting series through sales arm Telemundo International. No details are available yet about the first series, but Telemundo said […]

Teleset follows Breaking Bad remake with drug cartel series

Teleset, the Sony Pictures TV-backed Colombian producer, has secured an order for a new original series about a drug cartel. The prodco is producing one of the most anticipated Spanish-language series in years, Metastasis, the remake of AMC cable hit Breaking Bad (Metástasis). Like Metástasis, En la Boca del Lobo will delve into the drug […]

Vince Gilligan ‘hopeful’ of Breaking Bad spin-off

The creator behind meth drama Breaking Bad says he is “hopeful” AMC and Sony Pictures Television will strike a deal to create a spin-off series based around the Saul Goodman character. Vince Gilligan (pictured right) told TBI he was working with Breaking Bad co-writer and producer Peter Gould on the spin-off, which would follow lawyer […]

Sony preps El Mariachi TV series

Sony Pictures Television is making a TV series based on the Robert Rodriguez action movie El Mariachi. The Spanish-language series will be aimed at the Spanish market and produced by SPT and its Latin prodco Teleset. Based on the movie of the same name, the 70x1hr series will follow a young mariachi musician who is […]

NATPE news: MundoFox and RCN order singing format

MundoFox and RCN in Colombia have jointly commissioned a Spanish-language version of UK-originated singing format Who Dares Sings. The show is distributed by ITV Studios General Entertainment and the deal marks the first time it has been remade for Latin or US Hispanic audiences. The 8x60mins will debut on both channels in early 2013. MundoFox […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]