Tuesday, 16 February 2010


[21.00 - French Time] Read on The Hollywood Reporter. Working Title Films, the UK production company behind the Bridget Jones movies, Johnny English or Frost/Nixon and owned by NBC Universal, is launching a TV division.

The company, Working Title Television, is a joint venture between Working Title and NBC Universal International and will have offices in London and Los Angeles. The first project of the new TV unit is a pilot for a dramedy, Love Bites, greenlit by NBC last month.

Interestingly NBC Universal owns British company Carnival Films (Hotel Babylon), co-producer of The Philanthropist - aired last summer on NBC. Carnival is also the producer of Material Girl, recently aired on BBC One. Part of the job of newly appointed NBC Universal VP of international television production Mike Beale is precisely to build on the acquisition of Carnival, bought in 2008 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014973.html?categoryid=19&cs=1).

Note that NBC Universal Television co-produces Law & Order UK, British version of the Law & Order franchise, with Kudos (Spooks, Hustle).


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