eOne Hires Common Worldwide Studios Exec — International Briefs – Deadline
Leisure One has employed Christopher Kennedy from Common Worldwide Studios as Improvement Govt – UK, Tv. Within the new function, Kennedy will oversee improvement for the studio’s unique scripted drama slate, with a concentrate on relationships with top-tier UK expertise. He’ll be based mostly in London and report back to Sharon Hughff, eOne’s Inventive Director, Scripted Tv – UK, who joined in February from Left Financial institution Footage to broaden the producer-distributor’s slate of scripted content material for patrons in Europe and Asia. At Common Worldwide Studios, Kennedy oversaw improvement of sequence similar to Everybody Else Burns for Channel 4 and the BBC’s Dodger and labored on Peter Kosminsky’s Channel 4 and Peacock co-pro Darkness Rising.
Networks Hook Sinking Ship’s ‘Odd Squad’ And ‘Annedroids’
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian children sequence Odd Squad and Annedroids have secured new gross sales. Comedic maths sequence Odd Squad has offered to youngsters’s streamer Kixi in Germany, whereas Amazon Prime Video unique STEM sequence Annedroids has gone to Pop within the UK and Mexican academic community Canal As soon as. “Each Annedroids and Odd Squad proceed to journey the world and add new broadcast companions and followers, as they each resonate with children and oldsters throughout,” stated Kate Sanagan, Sinking Ship’s Head of Gross sales and Distribution. Dwell action-series Odd Squad, co-produced by Sinking Ship and Fred Rogers Productions for PBS KIDS, in affiliation with TVOkids, follows a core group of younger brokers from a high-tech group run by children who examine odd phenomena and use maths to place proper issues, whereas live-action/CGI hybrid Annedroids the story of budding scientist Anne who builds robots to assist her carry out experiments along with her associates Nick and Shania, and her android creations. Sinking Ship produces it in affiliation with TVOkids, SRC and KiKa. These newest offers come after non-exclusive streaming rights for Odd Squad have been licensed to HBO Max in Latin America.
British community Channel 5 has unveiled solid for its four-part psychological thriller The Catch, which is based mostly on creator T.M. Logan’s novel of the identical title and comes from Projector Pictures, in affiliation with Evening Practice Media and All3Media Worldwide. BAFTA-winner Jason Watkins (The Misplaced Honour of Christopher Jefferies, W1A) is the lead, taking part in a proud father and native fisherman decided to maintain his household collectively. Aneurin Barnard (Peaking Blinders, Time) performs a wealthy good-looking youthful man who enters the lifetime of Watkins’ daughter, performed by Poppy Gilbert (Chloe, Keep Shut), and threatens to take her away. Additionally solid are Cathy Belton (Hidden Property, Miss Scarlet & The Duke), Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot), Ian Pirie (Halo), Jade Jordan (Redemption) and newcomer Morgan Palmer. Michael Crompton (The Vacation, Silent Witness) and Robert Quinn (McDonald & Dodds, The Bay) are adapting Logan’s novel for the small display screen.
Viaplay Luggage ‘Disaster In Cocaine Valley’ Doc From Germany
Viaplay has landed streaming rights to Disaster in Cocaine Valley from the one-hour function doc’s co-financier and distributor Quintus Media. The doc, which is from Quintus’ German compatriot Maximus Movie, reveals how the Covid disaster has led to the close to extinction of the huge cocaine manufacturing websites deep within the rainforest of the Peruvian Andes. That includes unique entry to quite a few key gamers within the area, the doc’s makers efficiently observe down deserted and energetic cocaine swimming pools and drug labs to uncover the pandemic’s affect on the drug commerce, and divulges how components of ‘Cocaine Valley’ have collapsed, and with it, the native financial system. Quintus and Maximus co-financed the doc via the Quintus Content material Membership, an initiative launched in March to streamline the event of funding of factual applications.