Thunderbird Films

ABC Family drama apes Amanda Knox story

Disney-ABC Television Group-owned ABC Family has greenlit pilot production of a drama clearly based on the recent case of American murder suspect Amanda Knox. Guilt will be a one-hour soap billed as a “sophisticated, sexy and suspenseful crime epic” in which a female American student in London becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder […]

News brief: MBC to tell Celebrity Style Story

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has acquired Celebrity Style Story, a format from Global Agency-owned World Wide Entertainment. The pan-regional network is getting its own version of the show, which Thuderbird Films first produced for E! Canada. The format tells the story of celebrity’s style history using archive interview clips, red carpet footage and photos, with […]

Kevin Costner signs first-look deal with Lionsgate venture

Hatfields & McCoys star Kevin Costner has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films joint venture Sea To Sky Entertainment. Costner’s Treehouse Films will work to develop and produce new scripted television series. The Hollywood star will work in conjunction with Treehouse creative executive Jasa McCall and may direct and/or act in the […]

Thunderbird acquires Continuum producer Reunion

Canadian producer Thunderbird Films has acquired compatriot Reunion Pictures for an undisclosed sum. Miniseries and feature film prodco Reunion formed in 2004 under the leadership of principals Matthew O’Connor, Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe, who will all remain at the company following the deal, which Thunderbird confirmed last night. Reunion will also keep its branding […]