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Lionsgate UK & Clarke team for Kidulthood remake

Inspired by a social media post by Kidulthood creator Noel Clarke (pictured), Lionsgate UK is reteaming with the actor-writer’s prodco Unstoppable to bring the feature to television. The pair said the adaptation will stay true to the heart of the film franchise, but refreshes the concept for a new platform and a new catchment audience. […]

Lionsgate buys into UK indie Potboiler

North America’s Lionsgate has bought into another UK prodco, this time taking a stake in film and television firm Potboiler Productions. The indie is run by Andrea Calderwood (Generation Kill, The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener), and Lionsgate UK has taken an unspecified equity stake in its fledgling TV drama […]

Idris Elba, Lionsgate UK to crown up-and-coming writer

Three finalists have been selected in the competition run by Lionsgate UK and Idris Elba prodco Green Door Productions to find a new generation of TV writers. Three projects have been chosen for The Write to Green Light competition, with an urban reworking of Cleopatra, a man coming back from the dead and mass murder […]

Lionsgate hires former ITV drama chief

The UK division of Lionsgate has hired former ITV drama boss Steve November to head its British scripted TV efforts. November was with UK broadcaster ITV for 16 years, exiting earlier this year amid a raft of changes as Kevin Lygo became director of television. The US studio has been ramping up its UK efforts, […]

Thorp exits eOne for Lionsgate post

Charlotte Thorp has left Entertainment One to become senior VP and head of television sales, Europe, for US studio Lionsgate Entertainment. Thorp will lead European sales for Lionsgate UK, which is the British arm of Hollywood’s Lionsgate. She will be based in London and head up sales of films and TV shows to broadcast, cable […]

Lionsgate makes UK TV move with Kindle deal

The UK division of independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate has taken an equity stake in indie producer Kindle Entertainment, TBI can reveal. Kindle is the prodco founded by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, and makes kids shows including Hank Zipzer, Dixi (pictured below) and Dinopaws. The Lionsgate deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, gives the studio […]