The Tunnel


Shine France COO exits as Endemol merger draws near

The COO of Shine France has followed Thierry Lachkar out of the door, as the production company nears its merger with Endemol France. Bouchra Réjani is leaving her role after seven years with the prodco, which has produced French versions of MasterChef and The Voice and coproduced English-language drama The Tunnel with Kudos (pictured). Réjani […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Fox plans Euro copros out of the UK

The international arm of Fox is planning to work up European coproductions that will be made out of the UK. Fox UK head of programming Toby Etheridge was discussing the copro plans at the Anglo-French Totally Serialized programming festival in London yesterday. Asked whether Fox, which recently restructured its international operations, was in the market […]

Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Krampe creates Beta-backed producer

Prolific German producer Ariane Krampe has launched her own production company with the backing of Jan Mojto’s Beta Film. Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion will develop high-end telemovies and series for the German and international markets, from its base in Gruenwald, near Munich. Krampe has more than two decades experience in German production, working at companies such as […]

Featherstone’s Kudos replacements named

Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs are jointly replacing Jane Featherstone at the top of Endemol Shine Group-owned drama label Kudos. Santer (left) moves across from his role as managing director of another ESG prodco, Lovely Day, while Isaacs (right) moves up from Kudos COO. They jointly take on the role of CEO, a position the […]

Sky, Canal+ pick through Debris with Tunnel 2

European pay TV players Sky and Canal+ are joining forces to make another series of The Tunnel, the English-French adaptation of Scandi noir series The Bridge. The Tunnel 2: Debris will be produced by Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Kudos and Shine France for Canal+ and Sky Atlantic. The series will follow an English and French detective […]

Shine has Parti to nurture Asian talent

Shine Group drama prodco Kudos Film & TV will work with indie Parti Productions to nurture Asian talent and develop Asian-themed scripted shows. As part of an exclusive first-look coproduction deal that Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone and Parti’s founder Nishi Parti brokered, the pair will seek to develop and produce TV dramas for the UK […]

SVT enters The Tunnel

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired the Anglo-French remake of one of its own dramas, The Bridge (Bron). The Tunnel will debut on SVT’s free VOD service, SVT Flow, on Friday (May 9), after acquisition unit SVT International acquired the show from distributor Shine International. SVT Flow launched on April 23. The web TV service allows […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: The Tunnel

Shine International will hope three is the magic number as it takes this new incarnation of the popular Nordic noir series Bron (aka The Bridge) to the global market. Where the original had Swedish and Danish detectives investigating a body carefully left between the two countries’ borders and 2012’s US version on FX paired Mexican […]