Vice Studios

Vice Media Group hires financial advisors to explore sale

US-based Vice Media Group, which includes a studio, distribution division and the recently acquired UK prodco Pulse Films, is exploring a sale, according to reports. The Nancy Dubuc-led firm, which was valued at $5.7bn in 2017, is hoping to sell the entire business outright ­– and several buyers have apparently expressed early interest – but […]

Hulu orders ‘Tell Me Lies’ adaptation from 20th TV & Vice’s Refinery 29

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has picked up the adaptation of Carola Lovering’s novel Tell Me Lies, which has Grace Van Patten attached to star. The show, which will use the same title as the novel, is being produced by Disney-owned 20th Television and Vice’s US prodco Refinery29. The story follows a young couple who meet at […]

Vice launches global distribution arm, hires ITV Studios exec to run it

Vice Media Group has appointed ITV Studios (ITVS) exec Bea Hegedus to the newly created role of SVP and global head of distribution. Hegedus will report to Vice Studios president Kate Ward and lead the company’s global distribution and licensing strategy, with a focus on building new partnerships both in the US and internationally. Her […]

Exclusive: Danny Gabai details Vice Studios’ Jane Roe abortion doc

Vice Studios’ US chief and exec VP Danny Gabai has unveiled further details of its forthcoming documentary that features the final interview with Norma McCorvey (aka Jane Roe), the plaintiff in the landmark American abortion lawsuit Roe v. Wade. The as-yet untitled documentary will explore the history of the case and feature what is believed […]

Vice Studios UK hires director of unscripted development

Former Darlow Smithson exec Steven Bricknall has boarded Vice Studios UK as the fledgling production outfit looks to expand its development pipeline. The exec has joined as director of unscripted development, a newly created role. Reporting into Vice Studios UK creative director Yonni Usiskin, he will lead the production arm’s development slate for factual and […]

BBC Two goes behind the scenes of Brexit with Vice

BBC Two is readying a Vice Studios-produced behind-the-scenes Brexit programme with political editor Laura Kuenssberg.  The current affairs commission is entitled Inside the Brexit Storm (working title) and will follow Kuenssberg as she reports on the twists and turns of the political saga.  The special gives audiences a chance to share her perspective as the political editor […]

On the set with Vice’s first game show

  TBI speaks to Vice Studios exec producers Dan Louw and Yonni Usiskin on how the brand known for its subversive content came to produce Beat the Internet with John Robins, a family-friendly game show for UKTV, due to premiere this Thursday (15 November).  If someone said a new format would be coming to UK […]

5Star picks up Dirty Tricks from Vice Studios

UK broadcaster 5Star has ordered factual entertainment series Dirty Tricks from Vice Studios. The new six-part factual entertainment series (6×60’) follows street magic on unsuspecting members of the public. Dirty Tricks (w/t) will be fronted by social media starand magician Ryan Tricks with a number of guest appearances throughout the series. Tricks has already racked up over […]