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Baker moving to the UK for EasyTrack

Rights management business EasyTrack is setting up in the UK, with former Foxtel acquisitions boss Alison Baker to run the London office. EasyTrack is a Sydney-based software firm, and its service allows content companies track rights, sales, acquisitions and reporting. It was created in 2008 by former Southern Star exec Christian McGowan. Baker will relocate […]

Wolf Creek to go Pop in US

Australian psychological drama Wolf Creek is heading to US cable channel Pop. Pop has licensed the one-hour drama from Lionsgate, which in turn has sublicensed distribution rights in Latin and North America from Zodiak Rights. Pop is a joint venture of Lionsgate and US broadcaster CBS focusing on entertainment, drama and unscripted formats. It will […]

TRX names Asian agency

Online deal brokering platform TRX has appointed the distribution arm of Vision New Media as its agent in Asia. Vision Plus Entertainment will represent the UK-based TRX’s efforts in the region, promoting the online sales tool and signing up buyers and sellers. Vision Plus execs, including CEO Poh Lin Ho, recently joined TRX chief executive […]

Humphrey to reunite with Namiech at Passion

Jimmy Humphrey will reunite with his former Banijay International boss Emmanuelle Namiech by joining UK-based Passion Distribution. The exec will become head of acquisitions at the Tinopolis Group-owned sales outfit on August 1. Reporting to Namiech, who succeeded Sally Miles as Passion chief executive earlier this year, Humphrey (pictured) will oversee the development, acquisition and […]

Steve Macallister leaves All3Media

All3Media’s International CEO Steve Macallister has left the company, TBI has learned. Macallister is a well-known figure in the international TV industry, having previously run Zodiak Rights and BBC Worldwide’s programme sales, as well as holding senior roles at Disney’s distribution arm. International industry sources confirmed the news and Macallister is understood to have left All3 at the […]

Fox scoops UK Wolf Creek as Outcast goes big

Fox UK has bought Wolf Creek, the Australian series based on the eponymous horror movie series. The deal hands Fox the UK rights to the six-part series, and the pay TV channel will launch it on August 30, in a 10pm slot. Wolf Creek is distributed by Zodiak Rights, which struck the deal. It follows […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]

Ex-Banijay sales exec joins New Flemish Primitives

Former Banijay International sales manager Siobhan Herriot is joining The Flemish Primitives as head of sales. She joins the Brussels-based distributor on June 1, reporting to general manager Steven Allcock. Herriot (pictured left) will work out of London and Brussels, selling formats such as The Mole, Eternal Glory and new efforts The House and Like […]

BBC snaps up French drama

The BBC has acquired French drama series The Disappearance for its BBC Four channel. The series, which follows the story of a family trying to find their missing daughter, was made for pubcaster France Télévisions, where it went out as Disparue on France 2, performing strongly in the ratings. Zodiak Rights sells it internationally and […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #8 a quiet drama

MIPTV’s answer to the international boom in high-end drama was the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings event at the JW Marriot Hotel on the Croisette on April 3, one day before the market proper. Organiser Reed MIDEM noted 350 buyers (later rounded up to 400) came and saw the twelve projects, which comprised Polish drama Bodo; Finland’s […]