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BBC, Netflix form disabled creatives partnership

BBC, Netflix form disabled creatives partnership

The BBC and Netflix have formed a partnership to develop and fund new dramas featuring disabled creatives both in front of and behind the camera. Building on the existing commitments…

Sky commissions raft of factual content

Sky commissions raft of factual content

Sky has unveiled four new titles for Sky Documentaries and a series each for Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky History. The seven new commissions, which will also air on…

HBO Max orders Soderbergh’s Full Circle 

HBO Max orders Soderbergh’s Full Circle 

HBO Max has ordered the limited series Full Circle from Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh and writer Ed Solomon. Soderbergh will direct all six episodes of the series and serve as executive…

ViacomCBS seeks UK originals for Paramount+

ViacomCBS seeks UK originals for Paramount+

Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer at ViacomCBS Networks UK, has revealed that the business would be commissioning local content for the new SVoD service Paramount+, set to launch in the…

Netflix orders trio of UK unscripted shows

Netflix orders trio of UK unscripted shows

Netflix has announced three new unscripted shows from the UK that will stream to its members across the globe. The line-up includes a new VFX dance competition that gives talented…

I’m a Celebrity returns to Romania

I’m a Celebrity returns to Romania

ITV Studios’ popular format I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is returning to Romania after an absence of seven years. Commissioned by Pro TV, the show is expected to…

PGGB announces Diversity & Inclusion Mentor Scheme participants

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB), in partnership with the British Film Commission, has announced the participants for its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Mentor Scheme which has matched 15…

SMPTE: “Covid has forced real industry change”

Barbara Lange, SMPTE’s executive director, suggests in a piece in the latest edition of SMPTE News that while many will consider the past year or so as a “lost year”…

Mobile Covid testing truck for UK productions

Mobile Covid testing truck for UK productions

The UK has remained the location of choice for many film and TV productions throughout the pandemic. That’s thanks in no small part to the extensive Covid testing facilities available…

Mediapro opens new production centre in Miami

Mediapro opens new production centre in Miami

Mediapro US, which produces more than 5,500 hours of television content annually and operates 10 television channels, has added a new production centre in Florida located adjacent to its existing…

Lakeside Studio in development in Sydney

Lakeside Studio in development in Sydney

Lakeside Studio and Penrith Lakes Development Corporation have announced a commercial agreement to develop a  purpose-built film studio and production training facility in Western Sydney to service the growth in…

Amazon to shoot Lord of the Rings Season 2 in UK

Amazon to shoot Lord of the Rings Season 2 in UK

Amazon Studios has announced that its as-yet untitled The Lord of the Rings original series will film its second season in the UK. Amazon says the shift from New Zealand…

Telemundo launches Hispanic streaming division

Telemundo launches Hispanic streaming division

Suggesting the initiative will launch NBCUniversal-wide efforts to reach and connect with what it terms ‘200%ers’ – Latinos who are 100 per cent Latino and 100 per cent American, NBCUniversal…

Ramsay, Fox prodco partnership

Ramsay, Fox prodco partnership

Chef, restaurateur and TV presenter Gordon Ramsay and Fox Entertainment are jointly forming Studio Ramsay Global, a new production entity co-owned between the two that will develop, produce and distribute…

Top Gear production moving to Bristol

Top Gear production moving to Bristol

Top Gear, the long-running BBC One motoring entertainment show, is transferring its production from London to the South West from spring 2022. BBC Studios Bristol is the production hub for…

Crunchyroll developing Dark Star Squadron with Cinestar

Crunchyroll developing Dark Star Squadron with Cinestar

Crunchyroll, the global anime streaming platform, is developing Dark Star Squadron, an epic animated space opera, in partnership with Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures. Todd Ludy (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is onboard…