The Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

eOne sales down but Peppa props up profits

Entertainment One (eOne) has seen its half-year revenues dip slightly, but evergreen kids series Peppa Pig drove group profits up as it continues to build scale. London-listed eOne posted unaudited revenues of £395.7 million (US$523.7 million), which was down 1% from £401 million in the same period the year before. However, underlying EBITDA was up […]

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 […]

eOne profits plunge as TV investment ramps up

Entertainment One has seen its half-year profits slide 80% as the international studio reported a significant increase in spending on content and production. Profits before tax at the London-listed company were £3.7 million (US$4.6 million) for the six months to September 2016, down significantly on the £18.1 million posted in 2015. This was to due […]

Euro, Lat Am nets find Conviction with eOne

Major networks in the UK, France and Latin America have bought Entertainment One Television’s new US broadcast network drama Conviction. Pay TV channels in the UK and Latin America, Sky Living and Fox Networks Group, respectively, and French commercial broadcaster TF1 have acquired the ABC show, which launched at the LA Screenings this year. The […]

Netflix elects Designated Survivor

Netflix has acquired international rights to new season ABC political drama Designated Survivor. The deal was first mooted at the LA Screenings, where producer and distributor Entertainment One Television debuted it to global buyers. A Netflix rep today confirmed a deal had been struck to bring it to all of the territories in which the streaming […]

Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell map Barbary Coast

Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson have all signed up to a new TV drama from Entertainment One prodco The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy). Gibson will direct, co-write and have a recurring guest star role in The Barbary Coast, with Russell and Hudson starring. Mark Gordon’s development, production and financing studio is helming […]

eOne has ‘firepower’ to double size as TV booms

Significant profit growth at Entertainment One’s television division is helping the indie studio to achieve its goal of doubling in size by 2020, its CEO has said. Unaudited half-year results showed television production and sales revenues were up 77% year-on-year to £81.6 million (US$124.1 million), with its Peppa Pig family and licensing unit bringing in […]

Mark Gordon to give MIPCOM keynote

Producer Mark Gordon will give a creative keynote at MIPCOM in October. Gordon, the producer of series including Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Ray Donovan among many others, will speak on October 6, the second day of the market. The producer recently went into business with production and distribution group Entertainment One, which shelled out […]