In today’s Daily Bite, news that the head of global film and TV production company All3Media has left to join Sony Pictures Television; Italy and Argentina extend their co-production pact and last year’s most popular TV format finds its 35th broadcaster.
All3Media head to join Sony Pictures Television… Wayne Garvie, head of international production at All3Media, is leaving the global production company to join Sony Pictures Television. Garvie has spent less than two years with All3Media, who are behind shows such as ‘Shameless,’ ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.’ He joins Sony Pictures Television as chief creative officer for international production.
Italy and Argentina extend co-production agreement…Italy and Argentina have strengthened their co-production agreement at Cannes, according to Variety. The new deal will see co-productions include TV programmes as well as feature films. The two countries first signed a film co-production deal in 2007. Meanwhile, Variety also report that Italy's Apulia region is launching a new film fund to lure more international productions. They will offer incentives of up to €200,000 per film, as well refund 15 per cent of production spend incurred in the region. That is on top of Italy's 25 per cent tax credits and Italy's recently introduced VAT exemption for non-Italian productions.
‘Come Dine With Me’ picked up by 35th broadcaster…Recently revealed as the most screened TV format of 2011, ‘Come Dine With Me’ has been picked up by Brazilian network Globo TV bringing the total number of international territories producing the show to 35, reports C21 Media. Originally produced by ITV Studios for Channel 4, ‘Come Dine With Me’ first aired in 2005. The TV Formats in Europe report, published earlier this month by Essential Television Statistics, Madigan Cluff and Digital TV Research, analysed the programming output of 50 major formats and found ‘Come Dine With Me’ clocked up 4,126 hours on air last year.
If you watch one trailer today…Having opened the Cannes Film Festival last week, director Wes Anderson returns with ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ which stars Ed Norton and Bill Murray and is released in Ireland this Friday (May 25).