Tom Berry


Newen fast-tracks English expansion with Reel One acquisition

Newen Group’s acquisition of Reel One Entertainment sees the TF1 Group-backed producer-distributor look to crack the English-speaking market and exploit European IP in the US, Canada and UK. The deal marks the French firm’s first concrete move into the English-speaking market, having previously acquired the likes of Denmark’s Nimbus, as well as Dutch formats firm […]

Newen acquires Reel One Entertainment

French media giant Newen has acquired Canadian scripted producer-distributor Reel One Entertainment. Founded in 2001 by Tom Berry, Reel One specialises in licensing TV movies as well as developing and producing content for channels and streamers. With 90% of revenues generated outside Canada, the firm – which is headquartered in Montreal with offices in Los […]

Ex-TCB exec in as Reel One adds two

Reel One Entertainment has bolstered its international distribution team with the appointment of former TCB Media Rights sales manager Anna Budashevskaya and sales exec Mai Aboelfadle, with the latter joining from Warner Bros. Anna Budashevskaya (pictured) will be responsible for the continued development of new and existing broadcaster relationships specifically within CEE, German-speaking Europe and […]

Reel One hires Mary Kills People execs for int’l push

Montreal-based Reel One Entertainment has hired Mary Kills People producer Adam Fratto as senior VP of TV series, as part of a push into international drama. The company, which is a key telemovie producer in North America, has added the executive to expand its business in international television drama. Fratto has tied with both Hollywood […]