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Sympatico, a production partnership combining the U.K.’s Argo Films and Malaysia’s Double Vision, is hatching a busy slate of film and TV productions that it says will be authentically Asian. “Too often, Southeast Asia has been portrayed in a mix of styles on screen with, for example, iconic establishing shots…

Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures, behind Sundance winner “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” has partnered with Fremantle International on Jennifer Podemski and Hannah Moscovitch’s original drama series “Little Bird,” which is set to premiere on Crave and APTN in Canada.  The series, which stars Darla Contois and Lisa Edelstein (“House,…

Between the Netflix documentary “Pamela, A Love Story” and the memoir “Love, Pamela” from HarperCollins, Pamela Anderson has been spilling plenty of tea, including some embarrassing, ’90s-era anecdotes about Tim Allen and Sylvester Stallone. And while both actors have emphatically denied Anderson’s claims, director Ryan White is pushing back in…

Anton, the London-based company behind “Mothers’ Instinct” and “The End We Start From,” has hired Fremantle alumni Sangeeta Desai and Sarah Doole to spearhead its newly launched TV production arm. Anton said it will seek to attract leading creatives to launch production scripted labels across Europe. The banner will also…

“When capital grows, do the middle and working classes inevitably have to grow poorer?” asks Salla Nurminen, a smart economics student delivering her PhD dissertation on the need to control money markets. Two years later, having gotten a job with Finland’s Bank Inspectorate, which investigates financial skullduggery, she returns to her…

Fatima Salaria, managing director of Fremantle’s Naked Television, which has produced shows including “Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne,” is stepping down from the role. Salaria has led the company since moving over from Channel 4, where she was head of specialist factual, in 2020. She will step down this spring…

MORE TALENT JOINS ‘AGENCY’ Indonesia’s Miles Films and SK Global Entertainment have revealed more of the talent participating in their “The Talent Agency” (aka “Harbungi Agen Guei”) the local version of the hit French series, “Call My Agent!.” Other recurring roles go to Sheryl Sheinafia, Chicco Kurniawan, Dea Panendra, and…

Spend any time talking with those in the documentary sector, and they’ll lament how hard it is to land commissions without having a celebrity aboard – a precondition that invariably impacts on journalistic rigour. If you’re seeking the greenlight for a magazine show on 21st century sexuality, however, attaching model-turned-actor…

South African crime drama “Reyka,” a co-production between global producer-distributor Fremantle and South African broadcaster M-Net, has been greenlit for a second season. South African-born Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) will reprise their roles in the series from writer and creator Rohan Dickson, with production set to…

Fremantle’s spy thriller and family drama “No Man’s Land” has been renewed for a second season and principal photography has commenced in Morocco. Rotem Shamir, winner of the Israeli Academy of Television Director’s Award, and whose credits include “Fauda” and “Hostages,” is directing the second season. Series regulars regulars Mélanie Thierry (The Princess of Montpensier”),…

Fremantle has acquired a majority stake in Silvio Productions, the Israeli production outfit behind hit documentary series such as “Shadow of Truth” and Showtime’s “Buried” which earned an Emmy nomination. Silvio Productions, previously known as EGG Films, was founded by the award-winning Israeli filmmakers Yotam Guendelman and Mika Timor. The acquisition…

Behind-the-scenes looks at Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” are now available for streaming through X-Ray, providing insight into the making of all eight episodes from the show’s first season. The all-new series of bonus clips is titled “The Making of ‘The Rings of Power.’”…