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UK public broadcaster the BBC and US network Showtime have co-commissioned The Woman in the Wall, a gothic thriller produced by Endeavor Content-backed British indie Motive Pictures.
The Lord of the Rings franchise is set for further expansion after Sweden's Embracer Group acquired the IP rights to JRR Tolkien's fantasy literary works.
Servant of the People, the comedy series that helped to launch the political career of its creator and now Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, is being remade in Poland by free-to-air network Polsat.
James Reatchlous, the creator of British animated children’s series Moley, has launched a production company called Two Daughters Entertainment.
Broadcasters and streamers across 88 territories have acquired the upcoming Sky drama that stars Kenneth Branagh as UK prime minister Boris Johnson during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Netflix is rebooting Belgian reality competition format De Mol (The Mole), with a new version set to launch worldwide on the streamer later this year following a deal with Primitives.
Great Pacific Media, the factual entertainment arm of Vancouver-based Thunderbird, has promoted Lindsay Macadam to executive VP and Todd Serotiuk to VP of creative.
The number of SVoD subscriptions in Africa will triple by 2027, according to UK analysis firm Digital TV Research.
Toronto-headquartered Boat Rocker Media has signed a first-look deal with Canadian actor, writer, producer and director Jay Baruchel.
Canadian pay-TV channel VisionTV has ordered a new factual format called Bake & Makeup from Toronto-based prodco Go Button Media.
Netflix has set up a writing programme for female creatives in Egypt as part of its efforts to create new opportunities for underrepresented communities within the entertainment industry.
Swedish pubcaster SVT has unveiled two dramas in its upcoming schedule, including newly completed thriller The Lost from acclaimed screenwriter Ulf Ryberg.
Sky Kids in the UK has commissioned a science and history series presented by YouTube stars The Slow Mo Guys and ordered a second season of educational rap show MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps.
Longtime Entertainment One president and CEO Darren Throop will step down from the role at the end of the year when his contract expires.
Stephan Schäfer is leaving his role as co-CEO of German media company RTL Deutschland as part of a management reshuffle after less than a year in the post.
Amazon has rejigged the management team at its AVoD service Freevee, with Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi and getting new roles.
Toronto-based production company Amaze, which produces series including The Lake for Amazon Prime Video, has hired veteran exec Alex Lalonde as its chief operating officer.
Toronto-headquartered Wattpad Webtoon Studios is continuing to grow its content ambitions by expanding its television team and launching an animation division.
Spanish-language media giant TelevisaUnivision has hired former ViacomCBS International Studios exec Guillermo Borensztein as senior VP of international content licensing and coproduction.
Italian public broadcaster Rai has boarded a television adaptation of children’s book series Will Moogley Ghost Agency.
Amazon’s Prime Video has given a series order to Dr Seuss Baking Challenge, a baking competition format originally announced earlier this year.

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