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eOne brings in CMT exec for alternative

Entertainment One Television has hired Julia Silverton from US cable channel CMT as senior VP, development of alternative programming. Based out of LA, she will lead development efforts for a unit whose shows include the recently-announced Fuse series The Hollywood Puppet Show (WT). Silverton (pictured) joins from Viacom’s CMT, where she was VP, development, ushering […]

Hasbro backs Boggle Battle TV series

The content arm of games giant Hasbro has teamed with the creators of Chopped and indie studio Entertainment One to adapt board game Boggle into a TV show. Hasbro Studios, Keller/Noll and eOne will partner for Boggle Battle, which is they said will introduce the classic word game to a whole new audience. Family and […]

eOne inks deal with Chopped pair

Entertainment One has inked a deal with Keller/Noll, the US indie producer created by the team behind Chopped and Winsanity. The prodco is run by Cleve Keller (right) and Dave Noll (left) and the pair will develop and produce new unscripted fare that eOne will take to market. Keller and Noll said: “We create shows that […]

eOne alternative chief in Long term deal

Entertainment One Television has signed its executive VP, US alternative programming, Tara Long, to a new contract. Long has signed a long-term agreement that will see her remain with the North American studio as it seek to double in size by 2020. Long launched eOne’s alternative programming unit, and has gone on to sign first-look […]

eOne staffs up US reality division

Entertainment One has made several hires at its US unscripted division. The Transatlantic producer and distributor has brought on reality producer Mark Herwick (pictured) and new development execs, Ben Megargel and Jesse Daniels. Herwick becomes head of current, US alternative programming at eOne. A seasoned reality producer, his credits include Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares […]

eOne nurtures Creature with first-look

Entertainment One has secured a first-look deal with unscripted specialist Creature Films, which veteran producers Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez run. The deal sees Ford and Lopez work with eOne to develop and produce unscripted programming, which eOne will then sell internationally. “We have strategically built out eOne Television’s alternative programming business in a way […]

Entertainment One making Michelle Williams reality series

Entertainment One is making My Sister’s Keeper, a reality series based on the life of singer and former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams. The show will follow the lives of Michelle and her sisters and the pressures on the star as she gets ready to release a new solo Gospel album. Williams is signed to […]