The Inbetweeners

White Gold shines at BBCWW’s Showcase

White Gold was the most popular show among buyers at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week. The upcoming BBC comedy, which is set in 1980s Essex and sees several of The Inbetweeners team reuniting, had the highest rating among the assembled acquisition execs in town for Showcase. It ranked ahead of wildlife […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: big drama in Liverpool

Buyers will get a first look at some of 2017’s most-anticipated dramas at BBC Worldwide Showcase including first looks at the new Top of the Lake, starring Nicole Kidman, Jimmy McGovern’s Broken, and Peter Moffat’s period drama The Last Post. Misha Glenny’s McMafia will also be on show while White Gold, reuniting several of The […]

Mutimer to run sales at Banijay-Zodiak

Zodiak Rights boss Tim Mutimer has landed the top distribution job at the soon-to-merge Banijay-Zodiak group, TBI has learned, with Banijay International boss Emmanuelle Namiech exiting. Mutimer has been CEO of Zodiak Rights since 2014 when he replaced Steve Macallister, who is now running All3Media International. Mutimer will helm the new rights arm of the […]

Studiocanal, Red back new UK indie

France-based film and TV giant Studiocanal is backing Guilty Party, a new UK prodco start-up from producer Spencer Millman and actor-writers Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet. Nicola Shindler, boss of another Studiocanal-owned UK producer, Red Production, will be the creative supervisor of Guilty Party. Millman has a long list of UK comedy credits including Harry […]

Inbetweeners pair exit Zodiak for new prodco

The creators of British comedy The Inbetweeners have left their Zodiak Media-owned production company to launch a new firm, Fudge Park. Iain Morris and Damon Beesley will head up the UK-based film and television production-focused indie as co-founders, along with Bwark creative director Simon Wilson, producer Phil Gilbert, managing director director Mark Lesbirel and head […]

Amazon confirms UK launch for original comedy

Amazon Prime Instant Video will launch original comedy series Betas in the UK tomorrow. The show about wannabe entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley was one of Amazon Studios first wave of original shows alongside Alpha House and a raft of kids content. Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video has not launched its original series simultaneously around […]

Inbetweeners prodco creates Sibling rivalry for BBC Three

The Zodiak Media-owned producer behind E4 comedy The Inbetweeners has been commissioned to create a laugher for a UK youth channel BBC Three. Siblings will star Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) and Tom Stourton (Live at the Electric) as “the world’s worst brother and sister” who “cause chaos and disaster wherever they go”. Zodiak’s UK prodco […]

MTG completes DRG acquisition, buys Novemberfilm

Modern Times Group Studios has finalised its acquisition of UK-based distributor DRG, and bought Norwegian production company Novemberfilm. The Scandinavian production and broadcast group has beaten off competition from Sky Vision to acquire a 92.4% stake in DRG, which counts The Inbetweeners and Don’t Tell the Bride in its catalogue, for an enterprise value of […]

Viewster adds 200 titles

Switzerland-based video-on-demand service Viewster has added more than 200 TV and film titles to its service after striking new content deals with distributors including DRG and Screen Media Ventures.  The new deals cover US movie titles, as well as British and Australian series, including Channel 4 UK comedies The Inbetweeners and Peep Show, SyFy’s Flash […]

Lovefilm inks Channel 4 deal

Amazon-owned subscription video-on-demand service Lovefilm has struck a new content deal with Channel 4, giving subscribers access to content from the latter’s 4oD on-demand service. The deal will enable Lovefilm subscribers to stream shows including Peep Show, Father Ted, The Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner. The shows will be grouped in branded 4oD collection that […]