Randeep Hooda's Tweet Actor Randeep Hooda honoured him by saying, "He rides off into the sunset.. I bet it was a great tune he was humming.. Rest in peace #EnnioMorricone you've left us some the most iconic of music pieces for us to whistle on to this one is from #TheGoodTheBadandTheUgly enjoy and say a little prayer of gratitude." … [Read more...] about AR Rahman, Farhan Akhtar And Others Pay Tribute To Oscar-Winning Composer Ennio Morricone
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Beyond Bake Off, Love has also produced such shows as The Great British Sewing Bee for the BBC and social issues documentary series Benefits Street for Channel 4, as well as The Great American Baking Show for ABC. The company was founded in 2004 by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. … [Read more...] about Sky Takes Full Ownership of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Producer
Said Sophie Turner Laing, managing director, content at BSkyB: "This is a significant step for our growing international content business. Love is one of the U.K.'s most innovative and creative independent producers with a track record of success across a range of genres, both in the U.K. and globally." … [Read more...] about BSkyB Buys Majority Stake in ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Producer
Ramping up its strategy to build a broad international content business, Britain’s Sky has acquired a 70% stake in Love Productions. The UK-based maker of Great British Bake Off was founded in 2004 by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Love has production bases in London, Bristol, NY and LA. Its other credits include Great British Sewing Bee and factual programming Baby Borrowers, Famous Rich And Homeless and the controversial welfare documentary Benefits Street which caused a stir on Channel 4 earlier this year. The indie will continue to operate as a distinct company under its new ownership structure and will produce for all major UK broadcasters. McKerrow and Beattie will continue to run the company with the current senior management team. Sky’s international distribution business, Sky Vision, will become Love’s distribution partner, representing all new finished programs and formats. Sky already has development deals with U.S. and UK production companies including … [Read more...] about Sky Falls For ‘Great British Bake Off’ Maker Love Productions
An analyst I spoke with believes that ITV is moving in the right direction. “Just as properties are collapsible, they also have growth potential. I think they’re looking very carefully.” This person believes people are “fairly bullish on ITV.” The group is “growing organically via ITV Studios as well as through acquisitions.” Indeed, the group had 20% growth this year, about half of which was organic and the rest via acquisitions. For the big groups, “if you’re a good broadcaster or content supplier, if you can get the synergy going then it’s a good thing. If ITV Studios is really doing good, then it benefits the in-house commissions.” In a changing advertising market, it’s also good business sense to spread risk. “If advertising turns nasty, you are less severely affected. The uncertainty of ad trends is a big reason why a lot of the companies look at other properties. They reduce their reliance on … [Read more...] about The Indie TV Production Company Buying Spree: What’s Behind It? When Will It End?