Amazon signs commissioner Channel 4
Channel 4 Documentary Commissioner Fozia Khan has joined Amazon Prime Video’s unscripted team in the UK. She will report to the head of unscripted Dan Grabiner, who is responsible for the shows, including All or nothing: Tottenham Hotspur. Khan will join Amazon this summer and the news of his departure follows a restructuring of the commissioning at Channel 4. His appointment was first reported by UK Trade Broadcast.
ITV Studios production team for ‘Moneyball’ game show
Producers of ITV Studios Potato, known for The hunt, and Possessed, which is behind TBS-bound Rat in the kitchen, combine forces to Moneyball. Presented by former footballer Ian Wright, Moneyball is a game show in which the difference between making life-changing money and coming home with nothing is all about the bounce of a ball. In a variation of the genre, players may wish to leave the game with their prize, but they have to take one last hit, which could see them forced back into the game or come away with their hard-earned cash. Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill for Possessed and Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott and Barry Hart for Potato. ITV Studios distributes internationally.
Amazon duplicates German originals; Commissioned series based on Wolfgang Hohlbein’s “ The Gryphon ” from “ Dark ” producer W&B Television
ShortsTV launches global festival
ShortsTV, the network dedicated to short films, is launching a world film festival and awards ceremony in December this year that the company says will showcase the best of the best in short film. The winners will be chosen from the United States, Europe, Latin America and India, and will be broadcast on ShortsTV channels after the ceremony. Submissions are open until March 31. The regional selections will take place in June and will air on regional channels in October. The nominated films will air on ShortsTV in November. “Launching a global short film competition has long been one of our goals at ShortsTV. We built the ShortsTV Worldwide Film Festival as a World Sports Match or Eurovision Song Contest, starting with regional competitions in four regions and preparing for a final round where the best shorts from around the world compete against each other. . said ShortsTV CEO / Founder Carter Pilche.