John McMahon


Sky buys US drama Colony

Sky’s latest US drama acquisition is Colony, the futuristic drama from Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse. Cuse created the show with Ryan Condal (Hercules). Set in the near future, it follows a family struggling to survive in a Los Angeles that has been occupied by a mysterious military force. Legendary, the independent US studio recently acquired […]

Legendary poaches Viacom sales exec

The TV division of US indie studio Legendary has hired Marco Arabit as its vice president, distribution for the EMEA region. He joins from Viacom International Media Networks. Arabit will work out of Legendary’s London base and wll handle sales into Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He starts in the new role on […]

Dead Rising sequel piped through Legendary

The sequel to Crackle’s online film Dead Rising: Watchtower will go out through producer Legendary. Watchtower was Legendary Entertainment’s first digital television show, and launched before the Hollywood studio had hired Michael Grindon to run distribution. Therefore, digital sales specialist Content Television snapped up the rights. However, Legendary’s international TV boss Michael Grindon told TBI […]

Legendary moves into Asia, poaches Oe

Independent US studio Legendary Entertainment has expanded its TV operation to Asia and recruited influential Korean content exec Alex Oe to run the new operation, TBI can reveal. Oe has joined Legendary from Korean content group CJ E&M and will work in a new Seoul-based office. While at the producer, channel operator and distributor he […]

Legendary taps talent agent for top scripted job

US studio Legendary Television has appointed a WME talent agent as its president of scripted. Veteran literary agent Lauren Heller Whitney will take up the post at the Hollywood studio after Legendary president Bruce Rosenblum carried out a long search. Previous top scripted executive Peter Johnson, who is executive VP, has extended his contract until […]