Category Archives: Mipcom

Federation Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Fabula Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Pascal Breton’s Paris-based Federation Entertainment has acquired a 51% stake in Fabula Pictures, Nicola and Marco de Angelis’ leading Italian production company. Founded five years ago by the de Angelises, the Rome-based company boasts a strong track record in TV and in film. Their latest project, “Baby,” which is Netflix’s second Italian-language original series, will… Read More »

Mipcom: Drama Abounds in Turkish Offerings

Avlu (THE YARD) FremantleMedia This adaptation of Australian soap “Wentworth,” co-produced by FremantleMedia, is set in a female prison in Istanbul. “Avlu” boasts the same characters as the Australian original, with action-packed stories of survival as the inmates are thrown together to tackle life behind bars. Abused wife Deniz, played by Demet Evgar (“Wounded Love”),… Read More »

Studiocanal Primes Talent Links, Fiction Format Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Launching new production units in France and the U.K., European film-TV powerhouse Studiocanal is priming its established talent relationships as it pushes ever more fiction format sales. The production-distribution-sales house hits Mipcom with “Pros and Cons,” the latest series from SAM Productions, co-run by “Borgen’s” Adam Price, and “,” from Nicola Shindler’s RED… Read More »

Mipcom: Buying, Production Trends at Major SVOD Players – Report (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — “Never predict, especially about the future,” the saying goes. Three of MipJunior’s key speakers and kids industry players – from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and the BBC –  took that to heart on Cannes’ Saturday afternoon when addressing the panel subject, “View from the Top: Gazing into the Future of Kids Media.” Rather than… Read More »

‘A Fantastic Woman’s’ Daniela Vega, Lucia Puenzo, Join Fremantle, Fabula on ‘La Jauria’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Global drama producer Fremantle is teaming with Fabula, headed by director Pablo Larrain (“Jackie”) and producer Juan de Dios Larraín (“Gloria Bell”), to produce “La Jauría” (The Pack), a brand new Spanish-Language drama series starring Daniela Vega, the lead in Fabula’s Academy Award-winning “A Fantastic Woman.” A psychological gender crime thriller set against and energized… Read More »