BBC Studios International Production Pacts with Alex Gale
BBC Studios International Production has signed a first-look development deal with the award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gale.
The deal will see Gale co-develop premium non-scripted content with BBC Studios’ local production companies in Australia, India, South Africa and Germany. BBC Studios will produce and distribute the developed programs internationally.
Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide Competition Series for NBC
NBC has added to its summer lineup the competition game show Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, inspired by the classic backyard slide.
A fresh take on Wham-O’s 1960s outdoor game, the show is set in a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides, offering contestants the chance to take home a cash prize. Saturday Night Live alum, comedian and actor Bobby Moynihan and comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will host.
Great Scott Media Unveils Pair of Senior Hires
Great Scott Media, an All3Media company, has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of two new hires.
Nadia Afiari has joined the team as head of production, and Sonia Sohal has been tapped for the post of head of development at Great Scott Media, which is led by Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman. Afiari was most recently a production executive at South Shore and has also worked with Definitely and Talkback. Sohal, meanwhile, has worked with RAW, Studio Ramsay and Lion TV.
TV Real Weekly
Love Nature’s Fresh Factual Focus
Carlyn Staudt, head of Love Nature, on the strategy for growing the reach of the multiplatform wildlife and nature brand.
TV Formats Weekly
LEGO Masters & the Power of a Global Brand
Simon Cox, senior VP of acquisitions at Banijay Rights; Karen Smith, the CEO of Tuesday’s Child; and Lucas Green, global head of content operations for creative networks at Banijay, discuss the LEGO Masters format.