April 23, 2018

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Fabrik Takes TV Rights for Swedish Novel The Patriots

***Image***Fabrik Entertainment has acquired the television rights for The Patriots (Patrioterna), the debut novel from Swedish author and journalist Pascal Engman.

The story is set in Northern Chile and centers on a Swedish terrorist cell that attacks leading journalists from some of Sweden’s largest newspapers. Red Arrow Studios International will distribute the show globally.
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Grey’s Anatomy Set for 15th Season

***Image***ABC’s hit medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy has been picked up for another season, which will be its 15th.

The show is ABC’s longest-running prime-time drama series. Only seven dramas in the history of U.S. television have had more seasons.
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Aysha Rafaele Shifts from Factual to Drama at BBC Studios

***Image***Aysha Rafaele, currently creative director of BBC Studios’ The Documentary Unit, is transitioning to a new role to set up a drama hub within BBC Studios’ scripted area.

Rafaele has been creative director at BBC Studios’ The Documentary Unit for six years, most recently developing the landmark five-part social history series Thatcher for BBC Two that was announced last week. Before joining the BBC, Rafaele was a commissioning editor at Channel 4, where she ran the new director strand First Cut, and she spent 10 years as a documentary and drama director. Her last directing job was on the teen drama series Skins.
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DramaFever Execs Land Expanded Warner Bros. Roles

Suk Park and Hyun Park have been tapped as co-heads of production and acquisitions for Korean drama TV series at Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The pair joined the studio when it acquired the streaming platform DramaFever in 2016. In their expanded role, they will oversee the acquisition and production of content for the Korean market. They will also manage the licensing of Korean formats for the U.S. and are tasked with bringing select Warner Bros. TV formats into Korea, such as The Mentalist.
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