Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon hires ex-CBS current series chief

US producer The Mark Gordon Company has hired former CBS Television current programming chief David Brownfield. The seasoned executive and producer has been named executive VP at the Entertainment One-owned prodco, which is behind series such as Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan. He joins the US-based Mark Gordon after spending three years in development at […]

Mark Gordon enters UK as Marchand starts prodco

The Mark Gordon Company and parent Entertainment One have inked a multi-year partnership with film producer Xavier Marchand’s newly-established prodco, Moonriver Content. The move means LA-based Mark Gordon gains a foothold in the European production market, as film- and television-focused Moonriver is based in London. “We are eager to expand into Europe, and finding strong […]

Hulu, Lionsgate chiefs kick off Cannes confab

Bosses from on-demand service Hulu and US studio Lionsgate Entertainment will kick off MIPCOM this year in Cannes. Lionsgate’s president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer (right) will sit down with Hulu’s CEO, Mike Hopkins (left) on Monday, October 5, the first day of the market. Packer and Hopkins will discuss Hulu’s recent […]

eOne pays $132.6m for Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment One has splashed out US$132.6 million to buy Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan studio The Mark Gordon Company (MGC). The deal hands Canada-based eOne a 51% stake in the prodco, with the two companies set to launch an indepedent joint venture studio as a result. This studio will produce and finance premium film and […]

CBS plants Criminal Minds spin-off in series

CBS is turning to its trusted backdoor pilot process to test another spin-off series, this time for procedural drama Criminal Minds (pictured). The pilot will be part of Criminal Minds’s latest season, and come in the shape of an episode written by original show showrunner and executive producer Erica Messing. It will follow a separate […]