The Red Band Society


TF1 orders French version of Red Band Society

TF1 has ordered a local version of The Red Band Society, the Spain-originated medical drama that has previously travelled to Fox in the US. The French commercial broadcaster will run a six-part version of the show, which follows events inside a cancer ward in a kids hospital. Vema Production will make the French version, with […]

CBS poaches Fox, Television 360 drama execs

CBS Television Studios has hired a pair of drama executives, one from rival broadcaster Fox and the other from US indie Television 360. Meghan Lyvers, who was previously at Management 360’s TV unit, has been named senior VP, drama development, while Brianna Bennett has become VP, drama development. Lyvers is also the former former VP, […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]

Filmax’s cancer drama being remade in Italy

Spanish producer and distributor Filmax has inked a deal with Rai for a local version of its drama series The Red Band Society. The scripted format deal paves the way for an Italian version of the series, about a group of children with cancer, to air on the Italian pubic broadcaster’s Rai1 channel. Production has […]