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Simon Cowell’s production company Syco Entertainment has raised US$125m to create an acquisition fund intended to expand its global reach.
Alisa Bowen has been appointed president of Disney’s direct-to-consumer service Disney+.
BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions has named Nicholas Oakley as senior VP, unscripted development.
Crazy Rich Asians and Delhi Crime producer SK Global has been acquired by London-based investment firm Centricus.
Noemi Ferrer, the executive director of Danish distributor DR Sales, is set to leave the company at the end of November.
London-based David Kosse is exiting his post as Netflix’s VP of international film.
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Jeff Frost is launching US-based scripted prodco Bristol Circle Entertainment, having departed as president of Sony Pictures Television earlier this year.
Mads Lindemann is returning to Scandinavia-based Viaplay Group as executive producer and development executive for non-scripted.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his producing partner Ben Grayson have launched a new multiplatform production company and entered a first-look deal with National Geographic.
Paris-based animation and live-action producer Superprod has acquired New York-based The Co-Production Company and made its founder Doug Schwalbe president of its fledgling US arm.
UK prodco Like A Shot Entertainment, part of the Argonon Group, has promoted exec Debbie Akinbola and is moving into original podcast production for the first time.
Fremantle-owned German prodco UFA Fiction is partnering with Hamburg-based Bombero International on a five-part series starring Diane Kruger as Marlene Dietrich.
Casta Diva Entertainment, the television production arm of Italian media organisation Casta Diva Group, has reorganised its team.
Finnish production company Intervisio has invested in the year-old indie Take Two Studios and a soon-to-launch podcast company from former Banijay and Warner Television execs.
Broadcasters and streamers from Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle East have picked up a feature documentary about the cultural impact of TikTok being sold by Vertigo Releasing and Goldridge Media.
Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) president and CEO David Zaslav has addressed recent speculation that the company is an acquisition target, stating that WBD is “not for sale.”
Banijay’s German prodco Brainpool TV has appointed Nico Rossmann from RTL Television as co-managing director.
Lionsgate says it is leaning toward spinning off its studio business, rather than its cable and streaming business Starz, as had been previously explored by the company.
Warner Bros Discovery has continued to shape its global leadership teams following the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, with execs now confirmed in France, Benelux and Africa.
London- and LA-based production company The Ink Factory has promoted Michele Wolkoff to creative director to replace Katherine Butler, who departed over the summer.

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