BBC Royal Family Doc
The BBC has ordered a new BBC Two 2x60min series, The princes and the press (working title), on the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the media. The program will be accompanied by a Radio 4 podcast for BBC Sounds. Both programs will be presented by BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan, who is also expected to host a new interview series for BBC Two. The interview series will see Rajan sit down with high-profile global guests, from tech barons to business leaders to cultural influencers. Rajan will also join the Radio 4 Today presentation team later this spring and retire from his animation duties on The Media Show and his presentation on BBC Radio 2.
‘In The Lost Lands’, starring Milla Jovovich and Dave Bautista, sells out for FilmNation at virtual EFM
See-Saw Films Recruitment and Promotions
See-Saw Films has promoted Simon Gillis to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company with immediate effect. Gillis was previously the film’s COO and will take on the newly created role in both film and television. Based in London, Gillis will continue to report directly to joint directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. In this role, Gillis will also oversee business development, strategic partnerships and deal-making, and lead See-Saw’s internal sales division, Cross City Films. Gillis will co-produce the See-Saw TV slate and continue to serve as executive producer on its films. See-Saw also announced three additional hires: Katie FitzGerald Frazer and Ellen Lister as Senior Business & Legal Affairs Executives, under the leadership of Alice Clough, Head of Business Affairs (UK); and Emily Leach as Senior Production Executive, reporting to Nicky Earnshaw, Production Manager (UK). Katie joins See-Saw from entertainment law firm Sheridans, Ellen from ITN Productions and Emily from Film4.
Games Workshop hires Hasbro Exec
Games Workshop Group has appointed Finn Arnesen, former director of Turner Broadcasting and Hasbro Studios, as its first head of entertainment development. Reporting to Jon Gillard, Games Workshop’s Executive Vice President for Global Licensing, Arnesen is tasked with exploring the Warhammer universe to develop live and animated content for broadcast channels and platforms. Arnesen was most recently SVP Global Distribution and Development at Hasbro Studios. It inherits an initial content roster that includes the previously announced live-action drama based on the hit novel series Eisenhorn. Eisenhorn is in development with Frank Spotnitz and his company Big Light Productions.