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Fox Entertainment and its in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment have unveiled an unscripted format fund designed to find new ideas and IP in international markets.
New York- and Toronto-based Cineflix Productions and LA’s Ping Pong Productions are teaming up to launch factual-focused joint venture Shiny Screens Entertainment with veteran showrunner Will Spjut.
Global streamer Netflix has revealed a slate of five new documentaries, including a sequel to its massively popular Tiger King: Mayhem, Murder and Madness docuseries and a pair of commissions for UK-based prodco Raw.
Ayo Davis has been tapped to succeed Gary Marsh as president of Disney Branded Television.
Canadian independent network Super Channel has acquired Lionsgate Television’s six-part limited series The Pact.
New Zealand funding body NZ On Air has backed another round of drama and comedy commissions for adults while putting NZ$13.3m (US$9.3m) towards content for children.
BBC Studios has appointed RDF's former director of production Katie Brewer-Frankl to the same post within its factual entertainment and events division.
LA-based indie producer and distributor Propagate has promoted its president of production and operations, Isabel San Vargas, to equity partner.
A+E Networks-owned Lifetime in the US has greenlit three new series for 2022, including a remake of UK dating format Five Guys a Week.
In the C21FM Weekly Review Show, which this week runs from 10am today to 10am on Monday September 27, we play highlights from a great week on the station. Tune in for a mix of music, news and interviews that put the global content business in perspective.
The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned a new international dating series from London’s 2LE Media, WPP-owned Motion Content Group and Banijay Iberia-owned Zeppelin.
ITV America-owned US prodco Sirens Media has bolstered its development team with the addition of two new executives, Melissa Purner and Tavi Kaunitz.
Newen-owned Dutch independent producer Pupkin is launching a new label, Juliet, to focus on creating crossover shows and family productions.
CONTENT CANADA: Kids’ content producers in Canada need new ways to get their projects to screen amid continuing declines in the volume of both animation and live-action production.
Free-to-air Turkish net Fox TV has debuted a local version of BBC drama Mistresses following a deal with local prodco Medyapım.
The Australian government’s production fund Screen Australia will provide over AU$6.5m to help finance three new TV dramas and four films.
Series writer Lisa McGee has confirmed that her sitcom Derry Girls, set in the 90s in Northern Ireland, will end after its upcoming third season.
The most popular pitches at Cartoon Forum 2021 – held in-person in France this week – have been revealed, with a project about a jazz-loving crocodile living in New Orleans topping the list.
Emtek Group-owned Indonesia Entertainment Group is set to launch a new children's free-to-air channel featuring a mix local and acquired programming.
A+E Networks UK has commissioned Honey Bee and fellow UK indie Freshwater Films to coproduce a Ross Kemp-fronted four-part factual entertainment series with WPP-owned Motion Content Group.
WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max has ordered a three-part docuseries celebrating the legacy of DC Comics.

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