The Mark Gordon Company

Netflix elects Designated Survivor

Netflix has acquired international rights to new season ABC political drama Designated Survivor. The deal was first mooted at the LA Screenings, where producer and distributor Entertainment One Television debuted it to global buyers. A Netflix rep today confirmed a deal had been struck to bring it to all of the territories in which the streaming […]

Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell map Barbary Coast

Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson have all signed up to a new TV drama from Entertainment One prodco The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy). Gibson will direct, co-write and have a recurring guest star role in The Barbary Coast, with Russell and Hudson starring. Mark Gordon’s development, production and financing studio is helming […]

eOne has ‘firepower’ to double size as TV booms

Significant profit growth at Entertainment One’s television division is helping the indie studio to achieve its goal of doubling in size by 2020, its CEO has said. Unaudited half-year results showed television production and sales revenues were up 77% year-on-year to £81.6 million (US$124.1 million), with its Peppa Pig family and licensing unit bringing in […]

Mark Gordon to give MIPCOM keynote

Producer Mark Gordon will give a creative keynote at MIPCOM in October. Gordon, the producer of series including Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Ray Donovan among many others, will speak on October 6, the second day of the market. The producer recently went into business with production and distribution group Entertainment One, which shelled out […]

eOne forecasts growth on TV, Peppa sales

Entertainment One has pointed to significant growth in its TV sales and Peppa Pig units in a trading update. Full year earnings are expected to be ahead of management expectations following strong numbers reported this morning. This comes after AIM-listed eOne revealed an ambitious plan to double in size in the next five years. eOne’s […]

eOne pays $132.6m for Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment One has splashed out US$132.6 million to buy Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan studio The Mark Gordon Company (MGC). The deal hands Canada-based eOne a 51% stake in the prodco, with the two companies set to launch an indepedent joint venture studio as a result. This studio will produce and finance premium film and […]

CBS plants Criminal Minds spin-off in series

CBS is turning to its trusted backdoor pilot process to test another spin-off series, this time for procedural drama Criminal Minds (pictured). The pilot will be part of Criminal Minds’s latest season, and come in the shape of an episode written by original show showrunner and executive producer Erica Messing. It will follow a separate […]

ABC Studios and Sonar call on Fix It Men

ABC Studios and Sonar Entertainment have come together on a new time-travel drama for the international market. Through its deal with The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice), ABC Studios will coproduce Fix It Men with Sonar, with ABC taking distribution rights in North America and Sonar handling the rest of the world. The […]