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Arte acquires ‘The Pleasure Principle’ from Beta Film

Franco-German network Arte has picked up crime series The Pleasure Principle from Germany’s Beta Film. The 10 x 60-minute series was produced by Apple Film Production in co-production with Canal+ Poland, Czech TV and the Ukraine’s Star Media and was directed by Dariusz Jablonski (Photographer). The show revolves around the murder of three young women […]

Writer’s Room: Imagining the unimaginable with ‘The Windermere Children’

In TBI’s Writer’s Room, The Eichmann Show’s Simon Block discusses how he set about adapting the unadaptable with the Fremantle-distributed The Windermere Children for the BBC, which tells the story of child survivors of the Holocaust. Two years ago, I found myself in a small studio in central London watching a 90-year-old survivor of a […]

Exclusive: Netflix drives into European drama with hires for Paris, Berlin

Netflix is expanding its scripted might in Europe, building out offices in Paris and Berlin with top execs from local broadcasters and production companies. The streaming giant is building out its German team, having hired Lucas Schmidt – a long-time commissioner with German public broadcaster ZDF. Though he has been based in Amsterdam since joining […]

Show of the week: ‘One Planet: Seven Worlds’

Set to air in the autumn, One Planet: Seven Worlds is billed as the latest landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, following in the wake of Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Dynasties. Sir David Attenborough returns to narrate the series, which tells the stories of Earth’s seven continents. As such, expect […]

BBC, ZDF, Love Nature strike first copro with ‘Animals at Play’

The UK’s BBC, Germany’s ZDF and natural history operator Love Nature have joined forces on their first coproduction, which explores how and why animals play together. Animals at Play (2 x 60 minutes) is from UK-based Offspring and uncovers the surprising reasons why animals such as dolphins, chimpanzees, bears and wolves play. The show will […]

TBI Factual Hot Pick: ‘One Planet: Seven Worlds’

Set to air in the autumn, One Planet: Seven Worlds is billed as the latest landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, following in the wake of Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Dynasties. Sir David Attenborough returns to narrate the series, which tells the stories of Earth’s seven continents. As such, expect […]

Europe’s Alliance looks to Spain as it navigates different priorities

The fledgling Alliance of European public broadcasters is looking to get into business with Spain as it continues to become more established in the landscape.  Rai’s commissioner for international co-productions Michele Zatta has confirmed that the Alliance – a partnership formed last year between France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s ZDF to pool resources and […]

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