Waheed Alli


Banijay secures €365m as Survivor deal nears

Banijay Group has raised €365 million (US$416 million), which will be used in part to fund its takeover of Survivor owner Castaway Television. The cash injection will also be used to service debts accrued in its merger with Zodiak Media last year. Nataxis, Société Générale and Credit Suisse lead the bond issue transaction, which Banijay […]

Waheed Alli firm hires VP for EMEA

UK-based children’s television producer Silvergate Media has hired a VP for the EMEA region. Lisa MacDonald has joined Lord Waheed Alli’s production and licensing group from Hello Kitty brand owner Sanrio, where she oversaw the Mister Men property. The hire comes after Silvergate named former Walt Disney Company Latin America CFO Jeff Farnath as its […]

Octonauts prodco brings in former Disney exec

Kids prodco Silvergate has hired former Disney Studios Lat Am CFO Jeff Farnath as its new finance chief. The new recruit joins the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit producer from Discovery-backed digital lifestyle brand Thrillist Media Group. He has also worked at Classic Media (now part of DreamWorks) and been CEO of Coraline prodco Laika Entertainment. […]