StudioCanal invests in Kudos alum Phil Temple’s Birdie Pictures, unveils first project

StudioCanal has made an undisclosed investment in Birdie Pictures, the nascent UK production firm launched by former Kudos exec Phil Temple. Temple has previously worked on shows including Code 404 and The Last Kingdom, having formerly been an executive producer at Banijay-owned Kudos, where he was most recently working on This Town by Steven Knight […]

ITVX lands StudioCanal deal for films & series incl ‘Spiral’ & ‘Hannibal’

Nascent UK streamer ITVX has struck a pact with StudioCanal that will hand it access to shows including Hannibal and Spiral. The deal will see ITVX carry the StudioCanal Presents service later in the spring, offering more than 400 films such as Paddington and Paddington 2, A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and classics including […]

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 […]

Scripted round-up: Viaplay orders ‘Bullshit’; UKTV’s Drama gets ‘Outrageous’; StudioCanal & Frank Miller team for ‘Corto Maltese’  

Viaplay orders ‘Bullshit’ Viaplay has commissioned Bullshit from Nordisk Film Creative Alliance as its next Danish drama series. Set to debut on the Nordic streamer next year, the series centres on a rootless young couple, Pia (Alba August) and Henning (Marco Ilsø), who long for rebellion and belonging. Drawn into Copenhagen’s biker subculture, their dream […]

Former Studiocanal exec named CEO of Legendary Entertainment & Tobis joint-venture

Isabel Hund, the German producer and former Studiocanal exec, has been appointed as CEO of newly formed joint venture between US studio Legendary Entertainment and German producer-distributor Tobis. Hund the as-yet-unnamed Munich-based company, which was first announced in July and is focused on developing, producing and distributing German-language scripted series and miniseries. Tobis is to […]

Nickelodeon boards S3 of ‘The Adventures of Paddington’

StudioCanal has renewed its global distribution deal with Paramount kids’ brand Nickelodeon, which has come board the third season of CG-animated series The Adventures Of Paddington.  Produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal, in association with Copyrights, the series is directed by Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s Adam Shaw and Chris Drew. Developed for television and written […]

MIPCOM round-up: StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’; ITVS & Media Musketeers present ‘Essex County’; D360 makes ‘A Cut Above’

StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’ StudioCanal has acquired Danish comedy series The Orchestra for launch at MIPCOM next week. Created by SAM Productions and directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, who is also head writer, the series follows the rules and hierarchies, power struggles, jealousies and relationship challenges behind the scenes at the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra. Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus […]

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