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NEWS

California-based Lionsgate Television Group has struck a first-look production deal with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s production banner Le Train Train.
BritBox International’s CEO Reemah Sakaan and chief creative officer Diederick Santer have issued a call for a broader range of “game-changing” UK-driven stories, as the streamer looks to grow its subscriber base internationally and move beyond “lighter mystery and comfort series.”
Sky Deutschland has lined up a number of international scripted and unscripted series from in-house and third-party suppliers, all of which have been confirmed at its Up Next presentation in Munich.
NATPE BUDAPEST: Endeavor Content is in Central and Eastern Europe looking to plug a gap in the market opened up by US studios keeping content for their own streaming services, according to executive director Fabio Etienne-Tinchant.
LA-based production company and animation studio Oddbot has acquired the rights to three coming-of-age graphic novels as it looks to expand beyond preschool.
US-based studio Anonymous Content is partnering European media giant Fremantle and New York-based Spinning Nancy on a feature-length documentary set in the world of American beauty pageants.
NATPE BUDAPEST: 1+1 Media in Ukraine is looking for copro partners for a reality TV show that has been developed to help viewers prepare for war.
NATPE BUDAPEST: Estonian public broadcaster ERR is seeking international remakes of a format in which participants are challenged to set up a restaurant from scratch with the smallest possible impact on the environment.
NATPE BUDAPEST: A spin-off from a format from UK-based Can't Stop Media developed by StarLight Media in Ukraine has won a pitching contest here at Natpe Budapest International.
Today we hear from DLO Producciones chairman and founder José Manuel Lorenzo from last week's Conecta Fiction & Entertainment coproduction event in Spain about concerns over how new legislation will impact independent producers.
Disney’s board of directors has extended CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for another three years.
Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has promoted Marianne Furevold-Boland from exec producer of the channel’s scripted output to be its new drama editor.
DOC/FEST: UK commercial broadcaster ITV will become a bigger buyer in the factual and unscripted space as it looks to stock its new streaming proposition, ITVX, which is due to launch later this year.
DOC/FEST: The UK-based commissioning arm of US streamer Paramount+ is keen to find its own version of the ‘stranger than fiction’ limited series doc trend that has proved so successful for rival services.
NATPE BUDAPEST: Media Group Ukraine is developing a trio of drama projects based on the incredible stories of courage that have emerged since Russia's invasion began earlier this year, including one about a bomb-sniffing dog.
European production and distribution group Banijay has moved quickly to appoint a new CEO for its subsidiary Endemol Shine India.
LA-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has closed its acquisition of rival talent agency ICM Partners, the companies announced today.
Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV has appointed a new president and established a content strategy division to co-develop and coproduce "large-scale" projects with international streamers, broadcasters and producers.
Léonor Grandsire, the former MD for Southern Europe at NBCUniversal Networks, has been named deputy MD of Newen Group’s French arm.
Boat Rocker-backed Canadian prodco Insight Productions has promoted Alex Kitz to senior VP, business and legal affairs.