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ViacomCBS-owned CBS Studios is teaming up with veteran showrunners Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman to launch a production entity aimed at amplifying diverse voices and creating sustainable career pathways from staff writer to showrunner.
US streaming service Hulu has promoted a pair of its LA-based original content executives to VP roles.
Banijay UK has launched a scripted production company called Double Dutch, with drama producer Iona Vrolyk at the helm.
Discovery Inc has promoted Anil Jhingan to president and MD of its operations in Asia Pacific to replace Simon Robinson.
California-based Genius Brands International is set to acquire Canada’s Wow Unlimited Media for around US$53m in cash and stock.
Today we hear from Sean Doherty Jr, chief operating officer of California-based FAST channels technology specialist Wurl, about the opportunities open to content owners in the rapidly growing sector.
Fledgling Italian art- and culture-focused streamer ItsArt has appointed a new CEO ahead of its expansion around Europe next month and a push into originals.
US network HBO has greenlit a fourth season of its hour-long drama Succession just over a week since the third season premiered on the network and its direct-to-consumer platform HBO Max in the US.
Interactive storytelling firm Charisma Entertainment has received investment from a growth stage venture capital fund focused on the metaverse.
BT Sport Films and UK indie Noah Media Group have teamed up for a three-part docuseries that tells the stories of some of English and international football's biggest young stars.
London-based independent distributor Scorpion TV has taken global rights feature documentary Meeting the Beatles in India outside the US and Canada.
Pablo Rodriguez has been reappointed as the minister of Canadian heritage, the political post overseeing the local broadcasting and production sector, following a cabinet shuffle from prime minister Justin Trudeau.
French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a second season of local format My Cake is the Nation’s Best, to air during the second quarter of 2022.
Pubcaster France Télévisions has picked up Australian kids’ show DisRupted and the second season of fellow Oz children's series Hardball.
SVT in Sweden and Mediaset in Italy are among the international buyers to have acquired nature and wildlife programming from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, the content licensing arm of Canada’s public broadcaster.
Nordic Entertainment Group has poached Stephen Mowbray, head of acquisitions at Swedish pubcaster SVT, for a role at its Viaplay streaming service.
NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to The Missing, an eight-part crime drama from Keshet Studios, Universal Television and writer/producer David E Kelley.
ABC in Australia has appointed two executive producers working across scripted, factual and animation at its kids' department and is set to premiere a documentary fronted by Claudia Karvan.
Global streamer Netflix and Canadian pubcaster CBC have co-commissioned young-adult comedy series Fakes.
US premium cablenet HBO has ordered a series adaptation of American author Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster from France- and LA-based studio Gaumont and Tessa Thompson’s prodco Viva Maude.
VTM in Belgium is set to launch a local version of US broadcast network CBS's competition format Tough As Nails, marking its first international version.

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