The Bridge

Nordisk funding boss joins SVT as drama chief

Nordisk Film & TV Fond CEO Hanne Palmquist is leaving the funding organisation to join SVT. Palmquist will be commissioning editor for drama at the Swedish public broadcaster. She steps into the new role in November. The Nordisk Film & TV Fond is financially supported by a raft of Nordic TV channels and film institutes […]

Klein leaves BBC Four to take ITV factual post

BBC four controller Richard Klein has been hired to lead rival ITV’s factual charge, as part of a series of new appointments. He will become the UK commercial channel’s director of factual, with former Channel 4 daytime chief Helen Warner becoming director of daytime. The pair join ITV this summer to take over the duties […]

Shine America hires Belzberg for production role

Shine America has hired Leslie Belzberg as senior VP, scripted production and the veteran producer will oversee projects including The Bridge for FX. Belzberg’s recent movie producing credits include Crazy Heart and at Shine she will oversee day-to-day scripted production. One of the first projects she will work on will be the US remake of […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

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