Wag Entertainment

Exclusive: Private equity & trade buyers circle Asacha Media as potential sale explored

Private equity companies and a clutch of trade buyers are understood to be circling Asacha Media Group, the fast-growing outfit behind See No Evil producer Arrow Media and Beyond Paradise firm Red Planet Pictures. The company has appointed French bank Lazard to explore its options and a full or partial sale is now being considered, […]

Show of the week: The Real Fatal Attraction

This 75-minute documentary tells a real-life British thriller story – the case of Anisah Ahmed and Iqbal Mohammed. In 2010, 22-year-old Ahmed made the first of many social media approaches to barrister Mohammed purporting to be seeking career advice. Her online overtures eventually led to a meeting and an affair. But when Ahmed discovered Iqbal […]

MIPTV round-up: ‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch; Wag & Insight TV ink FAST deal; Escapade to shop ‘Spice Trails: Latin America’  

‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch Show Must Go On has won the 2023 MIPFormats Pitch presented by MIPTV and Fox Alternative Entertainment. The pitch from Turkish company Formatworkshop was chosen from the five finalists who all presented original unscripted entertainment formats on stage in the Palais des Festivals to a jury chaired by Allison Wallach, […]

MIPTV round-up: Planete+ orders wartime docudrama; Wag seals science & mystery deals; Newen Connect to shop ‘In The Shadows’

Planete+ orders wartime docudrama Canal+ Group’s Planete+ has ordered 1914, Summer In Hell, a docudrama series from Pernel Media telling the story of the first summer of World War I from the perspective of the soldiers sent to the battlefield and civilians working on the frontline. The 4 x 60-minute series using colourised archive and dramatic recreation to […]

ITVX makes double Wag true crime order & bulks up with WB shows

Soon-to-launch UK streamer ITVX has ordered two true crime titles from Wag Entertainment and struck a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery International Television Distribution to bring a raft of US dramas to the platform. In Search Of Instagram’s Worst Con Artist is a 2 x 60-minute series telling the inside story of Belle Gibson, the […]

TBI’s MIPCOM deals round-up

Keep checking back for updates as more distribution deals are struck at MIPCOM Silverlining Rights sales Following deals struck by Silverlining Rights, Spun Gold TV’s World’s Most Luxurious Island (4 x 60-minutes) has been pre-sold to DPG Belgium, while Strident Media’s Deck the Halls: The Luxury Christmas Decorators (1 x 60-minutes) has been sold to TV4 […]

MIPCOM round-up: BeyondTNC eyes copro partners; Wag unveils the ‘Unexplained’; Dutch Features rebrands & hires in LA

BeyondTNC eyes copro partners Music documentary firm BeyondTNC is heading to its first MIPCOM with a new special featuring DJ Norman Cook, as it seeks new coproduction partners. The music-focused production outfit, which was launched in 2019 by Beyond Entertainment and UK-based TNC Media Holdings, is taking Right Here, Right Now to Cannes, with the 1 x 90-minute […]

Asacha-owned Wag Entertainment hires Spun Gold exec to lead development

Asacha Media Group-owned Wag Entertainment has appointed a former Spun Gold TV exec to lead its development slate. Jane Glasson takes the newly created role of director of UK development and will work alongside Bri Marzigliano, head of US development, who will continue to deliver on Wag’s existing international slate. Glasson reports into creative director Bridget Boseley […]

Wag Entertainment hires Bridget Boseley as first creative director

UK factual production and distribution company Wag Entertainment has hired former Spun Gold exec Bridget Boseley to the newly created role of creative director. The appointment comes as part of the company’s plans to expand its output in the UK market and develop business with a focus on streaming platforms. It also follows its recent […]

Asacha buys majority stake in UK’s Wag Entertainment

European production outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG) has acquired a majority stake in UK factual production and distribution company Wag Entertainment, whose founder and CEO Martin Durkin will step down at the end of the year. Following a transition period, Wag’s current COO Steven Green will be promoted to become managing director of the company. […]