TCA: Gareth Neame On Shakespeare-Based PBS Mini ‘The Hollow Crown’

Gareth Neame came to Summer TV Press Tour 2013 to talk about PBS’ broadcast of The Hollow Crown – NBCUniversal International’s filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history … Read More »

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Zodiak Rights Restructures; Jane Millichip To Exit, Sara Wookey Named COO

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 4:10am PST

Wallander, Millennium Triology and Fort Boyard producer and distributor Zodiak Media today said it would reorganize its London- and Paris-based international sales operation, Zodiak Rights. As a result of the restructure, managing director of Zodiak Rights London, Jane … Read More »

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NBCUniversal International’s ‘Still Standing’ In First Format Sale To China

SINGAPORE – 12 April 2012 – NBCUniversal International today announced that Still Standing, its new primetime trivia competition format, has been sold to Chinese broadcaster, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation. This is NBCUniversal’s first format sale to China and the series will be aired in Mandarin, known locally as 一站到底. Still Standing China will debut in March and will run in a weekly primetime slot for 26 episodes.

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Working Title Television Sells 6 Projects

By | Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 11:23am PST
Nellie Andreeva

In its second full development cycle, Working Title Television has sold six series projects in broadcast and cable. This is the largest slate in the 21-month history of the TV production company, a joint venture between NBCUniversal International and Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner that in July tapped Daniel Pipski as its new head. Four of Working Title TV’s six projects are at NBC and Universal Television, which have a first-look deal with the company through the joint venture arrangement: dramas We, The Potters written by David Sussman, McMafia written by Matt Johnson & John Turman and Gypsy Tea Room written by Chris Monger, and comedy My Nuclear Family penned by Lucy Dahl. Universal TV also produces The Outside Man, a light drama Working Title TV has in the works at NBCU’s flagship cable network USA with Matt Johnson and John Turman writing. The company’s remaining project, thriller drama Off The Grid, was set up at ABC before the recent relaunch of the former NBC production arm as a full-fledged studio producing for all networks, so it will be shepherded through ABC Studios. Read More »

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Roma Khanna Out At NBCU International, Kevin MacLellan Gets Top Job

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 7:07am PDT

The ramifications of Comcast’s takeover of NBC Universal continue to be felt overseas too. Roma Khanna, president of Universal Networks International, has decided to quit NBCU International. Kevin MacLellan is moving from Los Angeles to London having been named … Read More »

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NBC Universal International Acquires UK Production Company Monkey Kingdom

By | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 1:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC Universal International has acquired independent U.K. production company Monkey Kingdom. The pact represents the first acquisition at NBCU International by the company’s TV production president Michael Edelstein. It also marks the third production venture for NBCU International … Read More »

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