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Different shades of Red: Nicola Shindler one-on-one

Nicola Shindler is surely the most well known drama producer from Manchester, England, with a credits list including Queer as Folk, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. She tells Jesse Whittock about finding the perfect story and whether she could produce in the US Think of the most influential producers in the UK in […]

Fremantle hires Neylon as global content head

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has appointed Katrina Neylon to the role of executive vice president of global content. TBI revealed this past Monday that Neylon had departed her former role as EVP of international sales and marketing at Studiocanal at the end of July. Neylon begins her new role in September, where she will manage the […]

Studiocanal’s Neylon exits as Campos becomes sales head

Studiocanal executive VP of sales and marketing Katrina Neylon has departed the company, TBI has learned, as former Endemol Shine director Beatriz Campos becomes head of international sales. Neylon departed from the company on July 28. The former Shine International exec joined Studiocanal in 2015. Campos (pictured) previously acted as vice president of sales for Iberia, Italy, Latin America […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

TBI weekly round-up: Diana doc, Silverman’s Jamaican drama

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 19-23, 2017). Drive’s Diana doc delivers deals This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death and prodcos and distributors worldwide have taken notice. There have been a range of recent deals for shows around […]

Vivendi units team up with Red Bull production outfit

Vivendi’s production arm Studiocanal and sister company Universal Music Group has formed a co-development partnership with Red Bull-owned Terra Mater Film Studios (The Ivory Game, Mindgamers) as the first step in a global initiative by Vivendi and Red Bull to maximise the value of their combined assets. Projects developed from the deal, which was announced […]

Canal+ reverses subs drops, eyes earnings gains

Canal+ subscriber additions outnumbered cancellations for the first time in many quarters in the three months to March, and the struggling pay TV outfit’s parent company Vivendi said it expected a reversal of the downward trend in earnings in the second half of this year. In a call with investors, Vivendi’s CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine […]

Show of the Week: Ride Upon the Storm

‘Ride upon the storm’ is a line from the William Cowper poem God Moves in a Mysterious Way and the title of a new magic-realism-infused series from Borgen creator Adam Price. With some commentators suggesting Nordic noir is running out of steam, Price and Forbrydelsen net DR are seeking to reinvigorate drama from the region, […]

StudioCanal recruits ITV, BBC sales veteran

StudioCanal has hired Louisa Bayles as its head of sales for Australasia. The new recruit joins from ITV Studios and prior to that was at BBC Worldwide for 15 years. At StudioCanal she will oversee programme sales, digital and DVD across Australia and New Zealand. The company said it is targeting growth in the region, […]

Cumberbatch to produce, star in new BBC drama

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to produce and star in a BBC One adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel about the loss of a child. Cumberbatch’s new indie, SunnyMarch TV, is coproducing The Child in Time with another fledgling prodco, Pinewood Television, and Masterpiece, the drama commissioning arm of US pubcaster PBS. Studiocanal, which has […]

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