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Nick Ups Toys & Business Development Execs

NEW YORK: Nickelodeon has elevated Jennifer Caveza and Jon Roman to leadership roles within its toys and business development group. Caveza has been promoted to senior VP of toys and business development while Roman was upped to senior VP of ...

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NBCUniversal International Shakes Up AsiaPac TV Team

SINGAPORE: NBCUniversal International has appointed Ling Sze Gan and Paul Valentin to senior sales roles within its television business in the Asia Pacific. Gan has been named VP of affiliate sales and branded digital partnerships for NBCU International Networks in Asia. Her appointment is effective as of January 21, and ...

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Scorpion TV to Rep BBC’s Transsexual Stories

LONDON: U.K.-based Scorpion TV has picked up the distribution rights for the BBC documentary Transsexual Stories. Peachtree Films produced the hour-long special, which originally aired on BBC Scotland in August. It follows five women at various stages of transition as they deal with the physical and emotional changes of coming ...

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Rob Schneider Comedy Real Rob Picked Up for Netflix

TORONTO: The scripted comedy Real Rob, distributed by Tricon Films & Television, is headed to Netflix in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. The eight-episode series provides an exaggerated (yet honest) depiction of Schneider's real life. ...

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Yeti Farm Creative Forms Digital-Content Producer

KELOWNA: Canadian animation studio Yeti Farm Creative has launched YetiLABS, a new production and distribution unit focused on digital content. The venture has already rolled out two original digital-first productions, Knobs and Sweet Tweets, both available on YouTube. A girl-skewing action series is currently in production for a February debut. ...

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Netflix to Debut Original Crime Docuseries Making a Murderer

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has unveiled its plans to premiere Making a Murderer, an original ten-part documentary series that examines allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion. Making a Murderer will tell the real-life story of Steven Avery, who was convicted and later exonerated of a brutal ...

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