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Heather and Christopher McQuarrie

Gaumont signs first-look TV deal with Christopher and Heather McQuarrie

Gaumont has finalized a first-look agreement with screenwriter, producer, and director Christopher McQuarrie and producing partner Heather McQuarrie to develop multiple scripted drama projects for the studio.

Isabelle Fedyk

Bavaria, Germany: Isabelle Fedyk appointed to lead marketing and PR

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, one of the leading production houses in Germany, has appointed Isabelle Fedyk to lead marketing and PR for the company. In the newly created position as Head of Marketing and PR, she oversees national and international communications for the company's productions as well as its corporate activity.

Wildflowers

ABS-CBN: the most watched TV network in The Philippines in July

ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippine’s leading media and entertainment company, capped the month of July as the most watched TV network in the country after its programs dominated ratings in both urban and rural homes nationwide.

Michelle Lin

K7 Media launches inaugural Chinese quicklist showreel

This month, international media consultancy K7 Media is launching its first ever Chinese Quicklist, a video showreel of the most interesting global entertainment formats, created specifically for companies in the Chinese market.

Al Hayba

Sabbah: Al Hayba, a sensation across the MENA region

Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers) confirmed the great success of it drama series Al Hayba (30x’60) broadcast in 12 countries across the MENA region reaching 116.7 million of persons. A second run of the series is ready to be broadcast soon on CEE’s networks.

Greece: Antenna Group restructures senior management

Greece: Antenna Group restructures senior management

Antenna Group, a leading CEE international media and entertainment conglomerate, has restructured two roles within its’ senior management team in Greece to support the Group’s growing ambitions in both local and international markets.

MipTV 17 D1 Peter Iacono

Lionsgate licenses Candy Crush format to MENA region

Lionsgate has licensed its brand new entertainment format Candy Crush to Dubai-based Eagle Films, announced Peter Iacono, President of International Television and Digital Distribution.

X-Men

Bomanbridge Media acquire 350 hours of content for Mongolia

Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency recently picked up 350 hours of content including over 150 hours of Korean drama and 180 hours of feature films and series from Twentieth Century Fox.

Kerim Emrah Turna & Ezgi Ural

Turkey: Kanal D restructures its global business arm

Kanal D (Turkey) has restructured its senior management team as part of the company’s growth target in international markets.

Parrot Analytics: What do genre trends tell you about your show?

Parrot Analytics

In 2016 global audiences not only demanded less funny content but also, perhaps paradoxically, less scary content. Comedy and horror, as genres, both exhibited declining total “Demand Expressions”, the industry-standard metric that Parrot Analytics has developed to measure the multiple ways that consumers express their demand for content.

UK: Katie Boyd joins Screenchannel as creative director

Katie Boyd

Screenchannel Television, production company focused in factual, formatted and factual-entertainment programming, and acquired by Rare TV Group in February 2015, appointed independent producer Katie Boyd as creative director.

MTG sells Czech TV holding to Denemo Media

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

MTG (Sweden) has signed an agreement to sell its 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to the Czech joint venture, Denemo Media, on an operation estimated in € 237.4 million (USD 257.6M)