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Caroline Kusser Named Co-Productions Head at Mediawan, Leonine

The fast-growing European media conglomerate made up for France’s Mediawan and Germany’s Leonine Studios has named former Fremantle Media executive Caroline Kusser its new head of international co-productions. Kusser will head up all TV co-production activities at Mediawan, producers of Call My Agent!, and German group Leonine, producers of Dark, overseeing shows across the more […]

Fremantle’s UFA Launches Stand-Alone Documentary Unit

Gwendolin Szyszkowitz-Schwingel and Marc Lepetit will run UFA Documentary, which will focus on high-end non-fiction, docudramas and serial features. 

‘Collective’ Director Alexander Nanau to Exec Produce Doc About Nazi Hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld (Exclusive)

The Oscar-nominated director of 'Collective,' Alexander Nanau, will executive produce a new documentary about Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Fremantle has also acquired the project, 'Klarsfeld' for international distribution — is being directed by Mike Lerner and Martin Herring.

Accusations of Racist Slurs and Discrimination on Set of Australian Soap ‘Neighbours’

Long-time cast member Sharon Johal said she endured slurs and mockery of her Indian heritage, following similar allegations by Indigenous cast members.

MIPTV: Fremantle Takes Full Control of ‘Shtisel’ Producer Abot Hameiri

Fremantle has bought out the Israeli production house behind the Netflix hit 'Shtisel' and Acorn TV's 'The Attache,' taking full control of Eitan Abot and Guy Hameiri's Tel Aviv-based Abot Hameiri.

German Media Giant Bertelsmann Boosts Profit Despite COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic hit Bertelsmann's ad-supported TV divisions Fremantle and RTL Group, but digital operations saw strong growth. 

Amazon Prime Takes ‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’ Global 

Amazon will bow the German drama series, based on the best-selling Berlin-set drama 'Christiane F,' across North America and Europe, following a deal with Fremantle.

Stephen and Ayesha Curry to Host HBO Max Game Show

The couple will also executive produce 'Tattletales,' based on a show that originally aired in the 1970s.

European TV Giant RTL Sees Ad Rebound, Streaming Boom, 2020 Profit Drops

Europe's largest commercial television company, and owner of 'American Idol' producer Fremantle, sees a "strong case for consolidation" in a European industry hard hit by COVID lockdowns.

RTL Group Sees Bounceback in European TV Ad Markets

Operating profits at Europe's largest commercial television group beat targets, with advertising revenue recovering faster than expected from the coronavirus downturn. 

HBO Max Takes Chilean Series ‘The Pack’ for U.S.

WarnerMedia has picked up U.S. rights for Spanish-language series 'The Pack' for its HBO Max streaming service. The deal, with producers Fabula and Fremantle, will see HBO Max bow the series for U.S. audiences on Dec. 16.

ITV Studios, Fremantle, Banijay, All3Media, eOne to Launch London Screenings

All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle, and ITV Studios have teamed up to launch an annual buyers' event, The London Screenings, in March.