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Who to meet in Cannes: Katie O’Connell Marsh, Platform One Media

Name: Katie O’Connell Marsh; Company: Platform One Media Liberty Global’s push into original content has been one of the more notable narratives in international scripted circles in the past year. Having first entered the original content market through a 50% stake in All3Media, it has now partnered with Texas-based TPG Growth to launch LA-based studio […]

Ex-Gaumont chief to lead Liberty-backed producer

Former Gaumont Television CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh is to lead to lead a production and distribution company with backing from Liberty Global and Texan TV financier TPG Growth. LA-based Platform One Media will aim to develop, produce and distribute high-end scripted programming for the US and international markets, with Narcos producer O’Connell Marsh (pictured) leading […]

Tencent, PCCW buy into US studio STX

Chinese web video giant Tencent and Hong-Kong based TV and digital player PCCW have invested in fledgling US studio STX Entertainment. Both Asian companies have made “significant strategic investments” in the film-focused producer and financier, which has pushed into television through drama series such as NBC’s State of Affairs and a new unscripted arm led […]

Disney, Sky, ProSieben invest in VR firm

The Walt Disney Company has led a new US$65 million funding round in cinematic virtual reality (VR) firm Jaunt, with Sky also upping its investment in the firm and ProSiebenSat.1 coming on board as an investor. The Walt Disney Company led the Series C funding round alongside Evolution Media Partners, TPG Growth, Participant Media, and […]

Ellender’s Slingshot to launch Keanu Reeves’ Rain

David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media is working Hollywood star Keanu Reeves on a TV adaptation of Rain, a best-selling book series from author Barry Eisner. Reeves will executive produce and star in Rain, which follows a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin that specialises in making his kills seem like natural deaths. Reeves will play the lead […]