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Sally Wainwright, Claudia Winkleman, ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Feature at Virtual BBC Studios Showcase 2022

BBC Studios has unveiled the line-up for its annual Showcase and it includes creatives such as “Happy Valley” creator Sally Wainwright and the hosts of “Top Gear.” The…

NBCU Poaches Hulu’s Annie Luo to Be Peacock EVP of Partnerships and Development

Kelly Campbell, the ex-Hulu chief who now serves as president of Peacock, recruited her former Hulu colleague Annie Luo for the NBCUniversal streamer’s leadership team. Luo is joining…

‘Poldark’ Producer Karen Thrussell Joins ‘A Very British Scandal’ Outfit Blueprint Television

Karen Thrussell has joined “A Very British Scandal” producer Blueprint Television as head of television. She will oversee the development and production of all series. Thrussell replaces Dominic…

Documentaries on the Holocaust, Zimbabwe and College Applications Among New Slate of BBC Storyville Films

The BBC’s Storyville strand, which sets out to showcase the world’s best international documentaries, has picked up a new slate of eight films. They will be screened on…

ITV Sets ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ Spinoff ‘Fastest Finger First’ From Sony’s Stellify Media

Sony Pictures Television-owned independent production outfit Stellify Media has created a new spin-off format from “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” titled “Fastest Finger First.” The show will…

Call My Remake: U.K. Adaptation of French Hit is ‘All Inspired By True Events’

French comedy “Call My Agent!” was a domestic hit after it launched on France’s TF1 network in 2015 but it wasn’t until later, when it got picked up…

‘The Princess’ Review: An Addictive Documentary About Princess Diana

“The Princess” is a perfectly timed, compulsively watchable once-over-lightly documentary. It’s a chronicle of Princess Diana culled entirely from television news footage and other public records. In other…

Reese Witherspoon Becomes Latest Celebrity to Read a Bedtime Story to British Kindergarteners

In addition to Academy Award winner, Reese Witherspoon can add the utmost honor of becoming the first best actress Oscar winner to deliver a bedtime story for British…

Spanish TV Fiction Producers’ Appetite for Co-Production Grows

Traditionally, Spanish broadcasters retained all rights, paying producers a percentage of the budget of their series, which prevented them from building catalogs of their own rights. Although at…

HanWay Films Boards Comedy Drama ‘Sweet Sue’ Starring ‘White Line’s’ Maggie O’Neill, ‘Rogue One’s’ Tony Pitts

HanWay Films have picked up comedy drama “Sweet Sue” from newcomer Leo Leigh with sales set to commence at the European Film Market in Berlin. Buyers will also…

Finland’s Take Two Studios Poaches Cinematic CEO Sara Norberg

Take Two Studios, the recently launched Finnish production banner, has enlisted industry veteran Sara Norberg as partner and COO. The company was created last October by three of…

BBC Studios Partners With ‘Animals’ Producer Sarah Brocklehurst, Brock Media

BBC Studios has struck a partnership deal with Brock Media, the new U.K. production company founded by “Animals” producer Sarah Brocklehurst. BBC Studios have also reserved an option…