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Channel 5 Orders Second Season of Ratings Hit ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Channel 5 announces Season 2 of “All Creatures Great and Small,” BAFTA backs Indian talent, CJ ENM commissions format deals for “I Can See Your Voice” and Newen hires a new distribution executive. COMMISSION Channel 5 in the U.K. has commissioned a second season of its hit period drama “All Creatures […]

‘Selena: The Series’ Uses Full Ensemble to Tell Compassionate Story of Late Tejano Queen: TV Review

During the first episode of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” about the titular Tejano music superstar, the patriarch of the family, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (Ricardo Chavira), strums his guitar as his 8-year-old daughter Selena (Madison Taylor Baez) sings the popular 1970s song “Feelings” like any gifted little girl would. “The notes are good, you’re...

BBC Studios Reduces Gender, Minorities Median Pay Gap to Below 10%, Report Reveals

U.K. production and distribution powerhouse BBC Studios has reduced its gender and minorities pay gap to below 10%, the outfit’s 2019/20 U.K. Pay Gap Report reveals. The report shows that the company has narrowed the difference between the median pay for men versus women to 9%, down from 10.3% in the previous year. The report […]

‘Stateless’ and ‘Babyteeth’ Dominate Australian Academy Awards

Cate Blanchett-produced mini series “Stateless” and Shannon Murphy’s feature film directing debut “Babyteeth” dominated proceedings at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards). At a ceremony on Monday night at The Star in Sydney, immigration drama “Stateless” grabbed 13 awards including best telefeature or miniseries,...

DR Sales Scores Deals on Hit Danish Drama ‘Cry Wolf’ (EXCLUSIVE)

DR Sales, the distribution division of Denmark’s public broadcaster DR, has closed a raft of deals on “Cry Wolf,” a searing social drama created by Maja Jul Larsen (“Borgen”) and co-directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen (“Becoming Astrid”). The eight-episode limited series tells the intense and emotional story of a teenage girl who has written a...

‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Titanic’ at the Japanese Box Office 

The period action animation “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” has passed “Titanic” at the Japanese box office, to become the territory’s number two all-time hit, according to figures announced on Monday by distributor Aniplex. Based on a hit comic by Gotoge Koyoharu that has sold more than 100 million copies in all formats, including […]

Spain’s Onza Distribution Makes Factual-Led Pitch at Asian Television Forum

Spain-based Onza Distribution will use Singapore’s Asian Television Forum as the launchpad in Asia for a slate of recent series hits and some upcoming shows. The Madrid-based company handles sales of its own content, as well as telenovelas from TVI and fiction series from Movistar Latam. Under a recent deal, Onza also added representation of […]

Venice Critics’ Week Taps Beatrice Fiorentino as Chief After Giona Nazzaro Goes to Locarno

Italian film critic and academic Beatrice Fiorentino has been appointed new general delegate of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, the Lido’s independently run section dedicated to promising first works from around the world. Fiorentino — who was previously a member of the section’s selection committee — had been widely expected to replace her...

‘Patria’ Director Felix Viscarret to Direct Paco Leon, Leonor Watling in ‘From the Shadows’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In a powerful Spanish talent package, “Patria” director Felix Viscarret is set to direct “House of Flowers” Paco Leon and “Nasdrovia” star Leonor Watling in psychological thriller “From the Shadows” (“Desde la Sombra”), adapting a novel by Spanish writer Juan José Millas, winner of most of Spain’s foremost literary awards, including the Planeta, Nadal...

Conecta Fiction’s Geraldine Gonard, Producer Luis Collar Unveil Sales Agency Feel Content (EXCLUSIVE)

Two leading lights on the international Spanish film-TV scene, sales agent Geraldine Gonard, director of Spain’s Conecta Fiction co-production forum, and Luis Collar, a partner and CEO of The Circular Group, a diversified film company, have joined forces to create Feel Content, which makes its public market bow at Ventana Sur. A dedicated sales company,...

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