Versailles


LA-based Brits Mirren & Carmichael launch TV outfit

LA-based Brits Simon Mirren (Versailles) and Jamie Carmichael have teamed to launch a TV and film label named Atlantic Nomad. The new outfit will look at content development, financing, production and distribution. It will be based in LA and have an international outlook. Atlantic Nomad’s first two projects will be The Knowledge, a UK espionage […]

CityTV bags Screenings goodies

Canadian broadcaster CityTV has acquired four new season US broadcast scripted series for its 2017/18 season line-up. The Rogers Media-owned network has taken Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution-sold comedies Ghosted, The Orville and LA to Vegas (pictured) and medical procedura; The Resident. It has also acquired 2016/17 season comedy Speechless, Sony Pictures Television-sold action procedural […]

Versailles scoops French export award

Versailles has won the drama award at the TV France International 2017 Export Awards. Industry group TVFI annually awards the best-performing French-originated TV exports with this year’s winners crowned at producers’ association Procirep’s award ceremony for the French Producer of the Year in Paris last night. Banijay Rights and Versailles beat 100% Distribution with Spin […]

Canal+ takes Kissman stake

French commercial broadcaster Canal+ has taken a 50% stake in Kissman Production Group. Kissman is the prodco of Jamel Debbouze, whose comedy-entertainment series Jamel Comedy Club is a fixture on Canal+. Following the investment, financial terms of which were not disclosed, Canal+ and Kissman will work to develop new TV and digital projects in the […]

Canal+ rejigs channels around ‘galaxy’ plan

Canal+ has revamped its programming offering with the launch of a ‘Canal+ galaxy’ centred on four channels, all using the core Canal+ brand as the key to their identity. The Canal+ pay TV channel remains at the centre of the offering, focusing on premium exclusive content that can drive subscriptions. The broadcaster has promised 150 […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #8 a quiet drama

MIPTV’s answer to the international boom in high-end drama was the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings event at the JW Marriot Hotel on the Croisette on April 3, one day before the market proper. Organiser Reed MIDEM noted 350 buyers (later rounded up to 400) came and saw the twelve projects, which comprised Polish drama Bodo; Finland’s […]

Ovation takes exclusive US rights to Versailles

US arts network Ovation TV has acquired exclusive local rights to French period drama Versailles. The Canal+ original drama, which was shot in English, will premiere on Ovation on October 1. This comes after it closed a deal with Banijay Group’s sales arm, Zodiak Rights, whose sister firm Zodiak Fiction coproduced the series with France’s […]

Mutimer to run sales at Banijay-Zodiak

Zodiak Rights boss Tim Mutimer has landed the top distribution job at the soon-to-merge Banijay-Zodiak group, TBI has learned, with Banijay International boss Emmanuelle Namiech exiting. Mutimer has been CEO of Zodiak Rights since 2014 when he replaced Steve Macallister, who is now running All3Media International. Mutimer will helm the new rights arm of the […]

German, Nordic, Spain deals for Canal+’s Versailles

French period drama Versailles has been acquired by a raft of international broadcasters including buyers in Germany and the Nordics. The epic period piece, which was made in English for French premium pay TV broadcaster Canal+, has been bought by pay TV operator C More for the Nordics. In Germany, Sky has bought the series […]

TBI Scripted December/January 2015/16

SVOD drama: Netflix and its SVOD counterparts have turned the TV drama world on its head. Whereas the Holy Grail was once a US network commission, now a global order for Netflix, or an Amazon pilot, is becoming the greatest prize Spanish fiction: With Spain’s recession now over, TV producers are cautiously resuming plans for […]