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‘Batman’s Matt Reeves strikes Warner Bros. deal & hires Working Title alum

The Batman director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho production firm have snagged an exclusive overall deal with Warner Bros TV and hired the former head of television at Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. The multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. will see all of 6th & Idaho’s new TV projects going through the US studio. […]

Netflix kills off Gypsy drama

Subscription VOD service Netflix has cancelled its therapy-themed drama Gypsy after one season. The move highlights Netflix’s increasingly tough approach to its original programmes, and comes after high profile series The Get Down and Sense8. As the service does not release viewing figures, it is unclear exactly why Gypsy has been axed. Gypsy is a […]

NBCU Int’l hires former Gaumont exec

NBCUniversal International Studios has recruited Sam Semon. The business affairs exec recently left Gaumont, amid a restructure, and will be executive VP, business affairs for NBCUIS. Specifically, he will work across the Heyday Television US and Working Title Television US operations, and across the wider scripted output. Semon remains in LA in his new role. […]

Comcast eyes international growth but not ITV

NBCUniversal has highlighted the opportunity to grow its international business to put it on more of an equal footing with its big US media rivals, but doesn’t plan to buy UK broadcaster ITV. Speaking at the RTS London Conference – Full Stream Ahead this morning, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke (pictured) praised the company’s UK production […]

Ex-Channel 4 drama exec joins Working Title

UK-based Working Title Television UK has hired the former head of drama development at broadcaster Channel 4, Surian Fletcher-Jones. Also joining the NBCUniversal International Studios-backed prodco is Georgina Gordon-Smith, a former United Agents rep who becomes development executive. Fletcher-Jones is known for overseeing development on C4 series such as Cucumber, Banana and Indian Summers. She […]

Netflix orders therapy drama Gypsy

Netflix has greenlit a ten-part drama from writer Lisa Rubin about an inappropriate therapist. Psychological thriller Gypsy will follow Jean Holloway, a therapist that starts to form dangerous and intimate relationships with people in her patients’ lives. Universal Television and Working Title Television are coproducing, with Rubin executive producing alongside Working Title Film co-founders Tim […]

West Wing producer to head Working Title US

Former West Wing producer Andrew Stearn has been named president of NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Working Title Television US. The former president of television at John Wells Productions comes after Working Title TV US’s executive VP, Gina Girolamo exited after less than a year to return to Gossip Girl producer Alloy Entertainment. Stearn is best known […]

News brief: Sky 1 returns to Yonderland

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has commissioned a second season of Yonderland, its surreal family comedy. The new season, which Working Title Television is again producing, will launch in 2015. Sky Vision has international sales rights. The announcement follows the recent commissions of 8pm unscripted shows Welcome to My Garden and The Sun Set […]

NBCU hires international scripted boss

NBCUniversal International Television Production has hired JoAnn Alfano as executive VP, scripted programming. Alfano will be based in LA and run the international scripted business overseeing development and production at NBCU-backed prodcos Carnival, Lucky Giant and Matchbox Pictures. She will also work with Working Title Television and Lark Productions, both of which NBCU has production […]