Transistor Films

Transistor Films — new Sky Studios production company launched

Sky Studios has launched Transistor Films, a new, wholly-owned factual and unscripted production company headed by award-winning producer, Danny Tipping The company, based in London, launches under the new label this week with Executive Producer Ned Parker, Series Producer Zoe Hines and Development Executive Jason Oates joining the company. The name is inspired by the … >

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Troubador Theatres London

Troubador Theatres’ new London complex signals a healthy future

A new London location for Troubador Theatres promises a boost to the local economy and demonstrates the long-term health of the industry in the UK It’s a confusing time for the film and television industry. We’ve spent some time recently looking at various economic indicators, including deals such as Sky and STUDIOCANAL, the European growth of Netflix and the vast … >

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Sky and Studiocanal

Sky and STUDIOCANAL deal to bring wealth of content to subscribers

A multi-year Sky and STUDIOCANAL deal will make a range of new content available and increase the market position of the two organisations We’ve recently seen a lot of evidence of changes in the global (and therefore European) streaming market, as content owners and platform owners eye their market share as the future market develops. … >

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Netflix growth in Europe (London office)

Netflix growth in Europe continues as prices rise this month

Netflix growth in Europe continues but subscribers should be more interested in the latest price rise According to analysis by Ampere Analysis (Netflix becomes the second largest TV group in Europe it’s good news for the company as it is now second only to Comcast (who own Sky) in Europe. The link is worth following, … >

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Breeders: Martin Freeman to star in parenting comedy

After having a rough go of it in Sherlock, Martin Freeman is set to star in a new comedy about the ups and downs of parenting from Veep‘s Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison, it’s been announced. The series is described in the official press bumf as one that “exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very … >

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Catherine the Great: first look at Helen Mirren in HBO drama

In HBO/Sky’s upcoming four-part drama, Catherine the Great, Helen Mirren will be portray the Russian empress – and we’ve got fresh details on the series… The drama, which was announced earlier this year, will focus on the monarch towards the end of her reign and her romance with Gregory Potemkin. Mirren will assume leading lady duties … >

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Sky is making a new Chernobyl drama, attracts star cast

Sky continues to invest heavily in new dramas for its channels, in this case partnering with HBO to co-fund a drama by the name of Chernobyl. It’ll tell the story of the infamous, catastrophic nuclear accident that took place in the 1980s. Craig Mazin has penned the script, and Johan Renck is set to direct. … >

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