The Bully Project

Beta Film buys into Lineup Industries

Beta Film has bought into Lineup Industries, the distribution business set up in 2014 by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis. Beta will take a minority stake in Lineup for an undisclosed amount, marking a major move into unscripted programming. German producer and distributor Beta has a stake in Seapoint, the […]

ABC Oz hires indie execs for commissioning roles

ABC TV has recruited Julie Hanna and Stephen Oliver as commissioners in its factual department. The pair will join the Australian pubcaster next month. Hanna joins from the Australian division of Keo Films, where she is currently producing Bullied for the ABC, the local version of edgy factual format The Bully Project. Before Keo she […]

ITV orders Bully Project for the UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a local version of The Bully Project, the Dutch format that captures footage of kids being bullied and then seeks to address and resolve the problems at hand. The format is sold by Lineup Industries, the international distributor set up last year by former Sony and Endemol execs Ed […]

The consolidation, creativity and distribution challenge

The issue of consolidation in the television business has again come to the fore over the past months, with a collection of landmark deals being announced in quick succession. There is a rising tide of vertically integrated, multinational juggernauts, and the future for independent companies in both distribution and production has been the subject of […]

Lineup lines up raft of deals for Bully format

Fledgling distributor Lineup Industries has sold its buzzy anti-bullying format The Bully Project into the UK, US and other key markets. The new content company launched in the run up to MIPCOM with The Bully Project one of the formats on its launch slate. In the UK, Jamie Oliver’s prodco Fresh One has optioned the […]

New distributor Lineup snags output deals, Bully Project

New distribution firm Lineup Industries has secured content deals with a raft of indie producers, giving it a raft of new content including the buzzy Dutch format The Bully Project (pictured). Lineup is the new company created by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis earlier this month. It has announced the […]