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StudioCanal Buys Majority Stake in ‘My Best Friend Anne Frank’ Producer Dutch FilmWorks

StudioCanal has acquired a majority stake in Dutch FilmWorks, a leading independent producer/distributor in the Benelux region, for an undisclosed sum. The producer of local-language titles, including My Best Friend Anne Frank and holiday family franchise The Claus Family, Dutch FilmWorks is also the leading indie distributor in the Benelux region, having released such films […]

‘Paddington 3’ Finds Its Director and Title (Exclusive)

Break out the marmalade, Paddington 3 has found its director. Award-winning commercials filmmaker Dougal Wilson has been tapped to direct the latest installment of the hit family film franchise from StudioCanal and Heyday Films, titled Paddington in Peru. Wilson will be making his feature theatrical debut on the project after a long career in the […]

Sarah Doole to Step Down as CEO of ‘It’s a Sin’ Producer Red

StudioCanal said Monday that Sarah Doole is to step down as CEO of Red Production Company, its prolific Manchester-based TV banner that has produced shows including It’s a Sin, Years and Years, Happy Valley and Queer as Folk. Doole leaves after less than two years at the helm of Red, having joined in September 2020 […]

MIPTV: MHz Choice Takes North American Rights on French Series ‘Paris Police,’ ‘UFOs’

U.S. streaming service MHz Networks has picked up rights across North America for three top French series, namely the crime drama Paris Police, mystery comedy UFOs and the entire eight-season run of critically acclaimed cop drama Spiral from Studiocanal, the two companies unveiled on Tuesday. The deal includes VOD and home entertainment rights for Paris Police, currently […]

StudioCanal Boards Thomas Vinterberg Series ‘Families Like Ours’

StudioCanal has boarded Families Like Ours, the new TV series from Oscar-winning Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round), joining Danish production company Zentropa to co-produce Vinterberg’s first-ever television series. StudioCanal will also distribute the six-part series, which is set to shoot on location in Denmark, Sweden and The Czech Republic this fall. Written by Vinterberg […]

‘The Eddy’ Producer Olivier Bibas Named Head of Originals at France’s Canal+

Veteran French producer Olivier Bibas will be the next head of originals at Canal+, taking over responsibility for both drama and international co-productions at the Vivendi-owned French pay-TV giant. He replaces Canal+ drama head Fabrice de la Patellière, who is shifting to a production role at Canal+ subsidiary StudioCanal. Patellière launched the Canal+ originals division, […]

StudioCanal Eyeing Further European Acquisitions

StudioCanal’s buying spree isn’t over yet. The French production giant, a subsidiary of Vivendi-owned pay TV group Canal+, has been on an acquisitions binge this year, recently taking full control of U.K. production company Urban Myths, producer of Epix’s sci-fi drama War of the Worlds, as well as German outfit Lailaps Films, whose series includes […]

Cannes: StudioCanal Unveils Film, TV Slate, Sets ‘Paddington 3’ Production Date

StudioCanal celebrated its 30th anniversary in Cannes by formally announcing a bumper crop of film and TV projects, including putting a production date on the long-awaited third Paddington film. The Canal+-owned French mini-major revealed that principal photography will start on Paddington 3 in the second quarter of 2022, with a director and cast still under […]

Cannes: Nicholas Braun, Emilia Jones to Star in ‘Cat Person,’ Based on Hit ‘New Yorker’ Story

Nicholas Braun, best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Greg in Succession, is teaming with Emilia Jones, recently seen in Locke & Key and Sundance winner Coda, for the psychological thriller Cat Person, based on the short story by Kristen Roupenian, famously published in The New Yorker in 2017 to worldwide acclaim. Cat Person was […]

‘The Adventures of Paddington’ Heading to China

StudioCanal has teamed with Shanghai Senyu Media on the animated kids' TV series, which will be present at Hong Kong's Filmart.

StudioCanal to Rep Prokino’s Catalog, Including ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ in Germany

StudioCanal Germany will take over distribution in Germany for the back catalog of Prokino, a major local independent, handling physical and digital distribution in the German market for such titles as 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Amelie,' and Romy Schneider biopic '3 days in Quiberon.'

Comcast’s Sky Inks Content Deal With StudioCanal

Sky has bolstered its film offerings with another major content deal, gaining access to StudioCanal's upcoming releases and library.