The Miracle

Betty hires Optomen development chief

Discovery Communications-owned indie Betty has hired Optomen Television’s head of development. Damian Pitman will take the same post at the Bear Grylls: Mission Survive producer, where he will work closely with managing director Neil Smith. At Optomen, he helped develop the upcoming primetime series The Miracle for ITV and Employ Me for BBC Two. In […]

A walk on the Wildside

Italian writers are an increasingly appealing option on the menu of global scripted content. Rome-based Wildside plans to use that notion to super-charge a push into high-end international drama coproduction, its co-founder Mario Gianani tells TBI. Italian drama specialist Wildside is aiming to be the latest name associated with high-end international drama coproduction. That list […]

Wildside launches new divisions in scripted formats push

Italian drama producer Wildside has launched a pair of new production divisions as part of a bid to create scripted formats for the global market. Wildside launched in 2009 as the result of a merger between Italian firms Wilder and Offside, and has now launched TV production unit Wildside Series and film arm Wildside Cinema […]