ViacomCBS International Studios

VIS & Wattpad Webtoon partner for co-production slate

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has partnered with Wattpad Webtoon Studios, the publishing arm of comics platform Webtoon and social reading service Wattpad, to develop a slate of original series. Under the deal, the two companies will work together to identify stories from Wattpad and Webtoon’s global IP libraries of digital comics and stories that can […]

ViacomCBS Int’l Studios to champion diversity with new social impact division

ViacomCBS International Studios is launching VIS Social Impact, a new studio division focused on developing content around climate, equity and health issues. The new studio will produce content for the ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including Paramount+, as well as third-party partners. It was set up as part of the company’s Content for Change initiative, which […]

ViacomCBS International Studios & Fasten Films prep ‘Pastor’

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has linked up with Barcelona-based Fasten Films to co-produce new drama series Pastor. The 10 x 50-minute series has been created and written by Natxo López (Stolen Away), with The Head’s Jorge Dorado attached to direct. Broadcaster/streamer details have not been revealed but VIS said the show would be sold to partners […]

ViacomCBS Int’l Studios strikes format pact with South Korea’s Something Special

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has struck a first-look deal with South Korea’s Something Special, the Seoul-based format production studio launched by former CJ ENM exec Jin Woo Hwang. VIS will have exclusive first-look rights to globally represent and co-develop up to 10 of Something Special’s top unscripted and factual entertainment formats, across genres including music […]

ViacomCBS hires Telemundo’s Fernando Gaston to lead Lat Am production

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has restructured its operations in the Americas, with a series of appointments and the re-hiring of Fernando Gaston. Gaston, who was most recently VP of development & production for Telemundo Global Studios, becomes VP of content and will oversee strategy, development and production of all VIS productions in the region. He […]

ViacomCBS unveils diverse Lat Am slate, following 25% budget pledge

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) in Latin America has revealed three new projects to have emerged from its previously announced policy to spend 25% of its budget on creating and developing Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) content. The initiative, revealed as part of the company’s No Diversity, No Commission global policy in October, is designed […]

ViacomCBS International Studios launches new kids division; Nina Hahn to head

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is launching a new kids content division and has appointed Nickelodeon exec Nina Hahn to head it up. The new division, VIS Kids, will allow for the expansion of the studio’s global kids content pipeline, broadening its kids content offering to include short and […]

ViacomCBS unveils new distribution arm, names senior management team

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has restructured its distribution business, with its activities combined with those of ViacomCBS’s International Programme Sales (IPS) arm. The revamp will see IPS, which had focused on finished tape and format sales for network-branded content outside Latin America, combined with VIS’s sales division, which previously focused on VIS original content revenues […]

ViacomCBS International Studios and La Claqueta partner for Spanish crime drama co-pro

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and Spanish prodco La Claqueta PC are to co-produce Jamila, a new scripted crime drama series. Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, producer of TV series Nacho Vidal, An XXXL industry and Alberto Marini, EP of the [REC] horror movie franchise, are attached as showrunners, while José Rodríguez Suárez, writer of Adiós (Goodbye), will co-create the series with them and serve as […]