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Asian ambitions: All3Media International

All3Media International has opened up in Asia ahead of ATF and now has a local team pushing drama, factual and, increasingly, factual entertainment. TBI speaks to local boss Sabrina Duguet about the base, and how All3 wants to be at the forefront of a fact-ent revolution in the region All3Media’s new Asian office is just […]

Studio Lambert hires TwoFour exec for new label

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has created a shiny floor entertainment unit, and hired a top TwoFour Group creative to lead the prodco. Cat Lawson (pictured) will lead Gliiterbox as creative director, having most recently been head of entertainment at This Time Next Year prodco TwoFour. Glitterbox will have its own development team, but will also work […]

Ex-All3 America boss launches indie

Former Studio Lambert USA and All3Media America president Eli Holzman has launched his own production company. Holzman (pictured) will lead The Intellectual Property Corporation with long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman. A pair of bosses featured on All3 format Undercover Boss in the US, property restoration magnate Sheldon Yellen and e-commerce expert Michael Rubin are funding […]

Sony orders Gogglebox South Africa

Sony Pictures Television has commissioned a local version of hit entertainment format Gogglebox for its own-brand channel in South Africa. Gogglebox was created by Studio Lambert and has proved one of the most travelled entertainment formats of recent years, with All3Media International on distribution duty. The Sony Channel version will run to ten, one-hour episodes […]

Undercover Boss breaks cover in Brazil

Brazilian broadcaster Globo has ordered its own version of All3Media International format Undercover Boss. This marks the first time the British-conceived format has launched in Latin America as an original. Globo will run the show as Chefe Secreto, running as an 8x15mins segment in weekly Sunday night primetime show Fantástico from this week (September 13). […]

All3, Undercover Boss chief form reality prodco

All3Media America has formally brought Undercover Boss showrunner Chris Carlson into the fold. Carlson will head up reality producer Commonwealth Unscripted, the eleventh producer in the All3Media-owned All3 America stable. The LA-based firm will look to create new unscripted programming for US broadcasters, while also overseeing production of the Emmy-winning Undercover Boss US, which airs […]

Lambert commits to All3, plans drama unit

Stephen Lambert will remain with All3Media until at least 2020 after agreeing a new deal that will allow his prodco to enter the drama space. Tying the well-known producer down long-term is a boon for All3, which last year was acquired by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global, and comes seven years after Studio Lambert was […]

Hulu extends CBS pact

US streaming service Hulu has expanded its deal with broadcaster CBS and landed thousands of episodes of library programmes, including Cheers and Undercover Boss. According to Hulu CEO, Hulu now offers more than 5,300 episodes of CBS programming. The new agreement covers classic comedies Cheers, The Brady Bunch and Everybody Loves Raymond; soap Melrose Place; […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

All3Media America launches German prodco in LA

The latest step in All3Media’s push into the US has seen it hire TwoFour America executive Danny Villa to launch an LA base for German formats prodco MME/Filmpool, TBI has learned. Villa has been named executive VP, MME/Filmpool USA, and will helm a new LA office, reporting into MME/Filmpool Germany CEO Christian Franckenstein. He will […]