Newen Connect

MIPTV round-up: Planete+ orders wartime docudrama; Wag seals science & mystery deals; Newen Connect to shop ‘In The Shadows’

Planete+ orders wartime docudrama Canal+ Group’s Planete+ has ordered 1914, Summer In Hell, a docudrama series from Pernel Media telling the story of the first summer of World War I from the perspective of the soldiers sent to the battlefield and civilians working on the frontline. The 4 x 60-minute series using colourised archive and dramatic recreation to […]

Newen Connect promotes for newly created chief commercial officer role

TF1-owned French distributor Newen Connect has promoted Leona Connell to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. In her new role, Connell will focus on international and French markets, broadening her remit to oversee a team of 20 sales representative across cinema and TV, covering all genres and types of content. She will be […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

Newen Connect adds France TV & NBCU alum to factual distribution team

TF1-owned French distributor Newen Connect has appointed former France TV Distribution and NBCUniversal exec Camille Serra to its factual distribution team. Reporting to Newen Connect’s SVP of factual distribution, Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj, Serra will responsible for developing the sales activity in US, English-speaking Canada, Japan, German-speaking Europe and Eastern Europe and will also oversee sales and pre-sales […]

Newen Connect hires ITVS & BBCS alum for English-language acquisitions

TF1-owned French distributor Newen Connect has appointed former ITV Studios and BBC Studios exec Josephine Fontaine to head English-language acquisitions in the UK, North America and Australia. Fontaine will serve as the primary contact for Newen Studios in-house UK producers and build new partnerships with other English-speaking producers. She is tasked with developing new TV […]

Exclusive: FAST dominates MIPCOM chat for distributors

The full fat version of MIPCOM was back with a vengeance in Cannes this week, but while Cara Delevingne and Emily Blunt provided some glitz, the clamour has been around something rather less glamorous. FAST was barely a subject for discussion at MIPCOM 2019 but spool forward three years and the revenue potential is clear […]

ABC Signature investigates French series ‘HIP’ for English-language adaptation

Disney-owned ABC Signature has acquired English-language adaptation rights to TF1 detective series HIP (High Intellectual Potential), following a deal with distributor Newen Connect. Work has begun on adapting the scripts of the French scripted series, with the showrunner, writing team and cast still to be announced. The US version joins upcoming Czech and Slovakian adaptations, […]

Andy Serkis & Newen prep Marie Tussaud drama with ex-TF1 drama chief

Venom and Black Panther star Andy Serkis is attached as showrunner and director on a period drama exploring the life of Marie Tussaud, the French artist known for her wax sculptures and the now world-famous museum Madame Tussauds. France’s Newen Connect, the sales arm of TF1 Group’s Newen Studios, will distribute the show, which has been […]

Newen Connect names Mercury & BBCS alum to lead UK & North America distribution

French distributor Newen Connect is increasing its focus on English-language markets with the hire of a former Mercury and BBC Studios (BBCS) exec to lead its sales operations across the UK and North America. Phil Sequeira becomes SVP of distribution at Newen Connect, which was created two years ago when the commercial activities of Newen Distribution, […]