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Wildling Pictures launches TV division

Toronto-based film and television production company, Wildling Pictures, has launched its new TV division featuring a varied slate of high-profile IP and scripted series. The production company has produced a range of original feature films including Young Werther starring Alison Pill, Douglas Booth, Iris Apatow, and the hit thriller See For Me starring Kim Coates […]

November 10, 2023

Sag-Aftra reaches tentative deal to end actors’ strike

US actors look set to resume work after their union, Sag-Aftra, agreed a tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end a four-month strike. On November 8th, Sag-Aftra reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) in a unanimous vote. The shutdown – combined with a separate writers’ strike – has […]

November 9, 2023

Netflix surpasses A$1bn in Australian content investment

In the past four years (2019-2023) that Netflix has been reporting its investment to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the streaming service has invested over A$1 billion (€0.6bn) on new Australian and Australian-related Netflix films and shows. The figure includes over $500 million on new kids and young adult programming and over $450 […]

November 9, 2023

UK announces C4 production protections

The UK’s TV production industry will benefit from a package of new safeguards as the government proceeds with reforms – including via the Media Bill introduced in Parliament on November 8th – to support Channel 4’s long-term sustainability. Earlier in 2023, the government committed to giving Channel 4 the ability via the Media Bill to […]

November 8, 2023

Call for creative industries AI protection

Coinciding with the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, Dame Caroline Dinenage, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons, has called on the Government to ensure the UK’s creative industries are properly protected from the risks posed by artificial intelligence while supporting the sector to make the most […]

November 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Whisper races to Formula E deal

All-electric single-seater racing series Formula E has selected sports and entertainment production company Whisper to deliver English language live race coverage and programming for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The new partnership will see Whisper produce English-language programming including pre- and post-race shows and live race content. Showcasing the driver […]

November 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Flynn launches Plegazoid studio

Former Youngest Media founder David Flynn has announced the launch of new studio Plegazoid, dedicated to creating innovative content. Plegazoid has entered into an exclusive joint venture agreement with South Shore, producer of recent Channel 4 hit Don’t Look Down, to develop and produce non scripted formats together. Flynn, a serial creator and producer of […]

October 30, 2023

MPs warn of digital extinction for Welsh culture, language

While Wales continues to go from strength to strength as a centre for high quality broadcast production and creative talent, the transformational changes in the broadcasting industry risk Welsh content becoming invisible to viewers on digital platforms, warns a report, Broadcasting in Wales, from the Welsh Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons. The […]

October 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Sizable potential TV audience for gaming IP

In today’s world, a perhaps under-leveraged IP are video games, suggests Hub Entertainment Research. Not for a lack of trying, but a track record full of shoddy movies based on gaming IP left gamers and the general public suspicious of anything based on gaming IP.  This changed when The Last of Us hit TV screens […]

October 24, 2023

Tyler Perry signs Netflix deal

Tyler Perry and Netflix have formed a creative partnership that will see Perry write, direct and produce feature films under a multi-year first-look deal. Perry’s upcoming films with Netflix include Six Triple Eight starring an ensemble cast led by Kerry Washington about the inspiring true story of the the first and only Women’s Army Corp […]

October 24, 2023