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BBC’s David Brindley joins Twofour as chief creative officer

BBC commissioner David Brindley is joining Twofour as chief creative officer. The exec, who is to join the label next year, currently serves as head of commissioning for popular factual and factual entertainment, overseeing commissions for BBC One, Two and Three. Brindley’s recent commissioning credits include Race Across the World; Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out; […]

Twofour’s Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie depart to set up South Shore

Twofour bosses Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie are exiting the business to launch a new venture backed by ITV Studios. CEO Leach and CCO Mackenzie are in the final phase of talks with ITV Studios, which will hold a minority stake in their new outfit, South Shore. Twofour CFO and COO Anthony Hughes will also […]

Twofour strikes European sales for What Would Your Kid Do?

Twofour Rights has sold ITV’s What Would Your Kid Do? and This Time Next Year into Belgium and Eastern Europe. Medialaan is to make the Belgian version of Boomerang’s What Would Your Kid Do? for VTM, which will soon go into production and is to air in early 2019. The show – which challenges parents to guess how their […]

TwoFour ups Coller and Phillips in continued restructure

TwoFour Group has promoted Jonny Coller as group director of development and Edward Phillips as head of development, as its development team continues a restructure taking place since January. At the start of the year, head of formats Ana De Moraes departed the company and Coller became director of development. Phillips became head of factual.It […]

De Moraes exits as Twofour restructures development team

Formats veteran Ana De Moraes is leaving UK-based Twofour Group, which is restructuring its development team under Jonny Coller. Former BBC creative director De Moraes has been with Twofour since February last year, butis now  exiting. Her role as head of new formats is not being directly replaced. Coller is stepping up from head of […]

Twofour & ITV cousin to coproduce in US

Twofour Group’s US programming will have cousin ITV America (ITVA) attached as a coproducer from now on. A deal between ITVA and Twofour America means the former’s in-house arm, ITV Creative, will coproduce programmes and formats from the latter. Twofour’s US arm in turn gets access to ITVA’s infrastructure and resources. As a result, new […]

Ex-Viacom, Small World exec joins Twofour

Former Viacom and Small World IFT sales exec Marta Csizmadia has joined ITV-owned distributor Twofour Rights. She has joined as sales executive as Twofour Rights expands and rejigs its sales team after leaving London-based distributor Small World earlier this year. Other changes see Nicky Shales joining as format support executive, former deputy head of sales […]

Benelux nets look fowards to This Time Next Year

Deals for hot UK format This Time Next Year don’t appear to be slowing as 2017 gets underway. RTL in Holland and VRT in Belgium have commissioned local versions of the show, which Twofour Rights sells internationally. The series was the objectively the breakout format of 2016, with a majority of executives polled in TBI’s […]

Studio Lambert hires TwoFour exec for new label

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has created a shiny floor entertainment unit, and hired a top TwoFour Group creative to lead the prodco. Cat Lawson (pictured) will lead Gliiterbox as creative director, having most recently been head of entertainment at This Time Next Year prodco TwoFour. Glitterbox will have its own development team, but will also work […]

eOne turns down £1bn ITV offer

Entertainment One has rejected UK broadcaster ITV’s £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) takeover bid. The offer “fundamentally undervalues the company and its prospects,” according to an eOne statement released a statement to the stock exchange. eOne said the preliminary proposal, made ahead of a hard offer, came in at 236p per share, or £1.01 billion. It […]

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