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NATPE Europe Panel Touts Strength of European Co-Pros

PRAGUE: This morning in Prague, Rola Bauer, president and partner at Tandem Communications, was joined on stage at NATPE Europe by a number of executives from across the international production community to discuss the region's value in the co-production landscape. The title of the summit was Now, the Story Starts ...

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HBO Europe Goes for Breakthrough’s Cas & Dylan

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has placed the movie Cas & Dylan, which stars Richard Dreyfuss, with HBO Europe. The HBO Europe deal is one of several agreements that Breakthrough shored up in Eastern Europe recently. It also licensed Boundless to Travel HD in Russia and Crime Stories to Telewizja Puls in ...

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Second Season for AMC’s Turn

NEW YORK: AMC is going for a second season of the Revolutionary War drama Turn, which averaged 2 million viewers a week in its initial ten-episode run. Season two will also have ten episodes, slated to debut in the spring. The network is pairing encores of the first season of ...

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Starz Orders Steven Soderbergh Anthology Series

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has greenlit the 13-part anthology series The Girlfriend Experience, inspired by the 2009 film of the same name directed by Steven Soderbergh, who will serve as an EP on the project. Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will serve as executive producers along with independent filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and ...

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Money Matters

This article originally appeared in the NATPE Europe 2014 issue of TV Europe. Drama producers and distributors are tapping into tax breaks and other production incentives across Europe.    The globalization of television production has been a steadily growing phenomenon. The genie is out of the bottle. Hollywood is no longer ...

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Amazon to Launch Half-Hour Dramedy Pilot

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios is slated to premiere the half-hour dramatic comedy Really as part of its third pilot season, which kicks off on Amazon Instant Video later in the year. Really, which comes from Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), Main Street Films' Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, follows four couples living ...

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Tandem Unveils New Details for Spotless

MUNICH/PARIS: Principal photography is set to begin July 2 in London on the drama Spotless, produced by Tandem Communications for CANAL+, with a cast that includes Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y.), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Miranda Raison (24: Live Another Day) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey). The darkly comedic one-hour drama is ...

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ABC Commercial’s Lance Armstrong Doc Heads to BBC

LONDON/ULTIMO: ABC Commercial has sold the feature-length documentary Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story to BBC in the U.K. for broadcast early next month. Co-produced by ABC Commercial and Passion Pictures, Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story explores the life and career of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong. ...

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New Program Scheduling VP for Cartoon Network & Boomerang

ATLANTA: Vishnu Athreya has been appointed as the VP of program scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.S. In his new role, Athreya will work out of Atlanta under Rob Sorcher, the chief content officer for Cartoon Network. He is charged with supervising the day-to-day scheduling and strategic ...

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Pana TV Nabs Streaming Rights for Half of a Yellow Sun

LAGOS: Pana TV, an African online TV service, has secured select streaming rights to the feature film Half of a Yellow Sun, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose. The online service signed a deal with London-based distributor Soda Pictures, making Pana TV the first to stream the ...

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