Wahlburgers


Red Arrow’s 44 Blue hires production, dev execs

Wahlburgers firm 44 Blue Productions has appointed Andrew Paskoff as SVP of production and Brent Jacoby as VP of development. Paskoff is to oversee all aspects of physical production for the Red Arrow-owned prodco’s slate of programming, reporting into EVP Sarah Poage. Meanwhile, Jacoby is to develop for all major US networks, reporting into SVP […]

Wahlburgers prodco nabs Delmore from Endemol Shine prodco

Wahlburgers producer 44 Blue Productions has hired Elyse Delmore from Endemol Shine North America-owned reality house 51 Minds. Delmore has been named senior director of development at the Red Arrow Studios-owned 44 Blue. Working out of LA, she’ll work on development and sales of new ideas to cable, broadcast, syndication and digital platforms. At 51 […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

Red Arrow buys Wahlburgers prodco

Red Arrow Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in 44 Blue, the LA-based prodco that makes cable series including Wahlburgers for A&E and Pit Bulls & Parolees for Animal Planet. The longstanding production business was created in 1984 by Rasha Drachkovitch and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch. Both execs will stay on following deal completion. 44 Blue’s […]

Wahlburgers prodco staffs up

44 Blue Productions, the company behind A&E unscripted series Wahlburgers, has hired a pair of development executives and promoted another. Alison Dammann and Willis Robertson are the new hires, with Julie Merson upped. Dammann joins having previously worked in development at Relativity Media, whose TV division this week spun out of the financially-challenged company under […]

A&E channel heads to Spain, Portugal

A+E Networks’ general entertainment channel A&E will continue its international rollout next week with the launch of the channel in Spain and Portugal. As with its launch in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last week, A&E will replace Bio in these territories. A+E Networks initially announced its plan to roll out A&E in the German-speaking markets, […]

A&E channel heads to Spain, Portugal

A+E Networks’ general entertainment channel A&E will continue its international rollout next week with the launch of the channel in Spain and Portugal. As with its launch in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last week, A&E will replace Bio in these territories. A+E Networks initially announced its plan to roll out A&E in the German-speaking markets, […]

A&E set for Germany, Iberia, Africa launches

A&E is to launch in 10 million homes across Europe and Africa this autumn. The A+E Networks International-owned channel will go live in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. It will replace the Bio channel, which is rebranding. In German-speaking Europe, this is scheduled for September, while Iberia and Africa will follow in […]

Whoopi Goldberg making reality series about her daughter

Whoopi Goldberg’s One Ho Productions and US indie 44 Blue Productions are teaming to make a reality series about Goldberg’s daughter Alex Martin and her family. The show, which has no broadcaster yet attached, will follow Martin as her eldest daughter moves back into the family home with her fiancé and new baby. She is supported […]

MIPTV 2014: A+E hopes Flowers in the Attic blooms

A+E Networks is launching the new Flowers in the Attic (pictured) TV movie at MIPTV. It will also have follow-up, Petals on the Wind, giving it the first two adaptations from the VC Andrews quartet of books. Both shows are 1x2hrs. In the US, Flowers in the Attic launched on female-skewing cable net Lifetime in […]