RTS London Unveils Lineup & Warner Bros Discovery’s Priya Dogra As Chair
Priya Dogra, the large winner within the current Warner Bros Discovery worldwide reshuffle, will chair this yr’s Royal Television Society (RTS) London Convention entitled The Fight For Attention, with bosses of all the most important channels addressing the occasion. The day of talks and classes is the primary to be principally sponsored by the newly-combined entity. Dogra, who was not too long ago promoted to grow to be President & Managing Director for EMEA in a serious reshuffle, will set the tone for the one-day conference that includes keynotes from BBC Director-General Tim Davie, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon and Sky Executive Vice President & CEO, UK & Europe, Stephen van Rooyen. More audio systems are incoming for the occasion, which strikes between London and Cambridge annually. “With extra selection than ever earlier than of what to observe and the right way to watch it, the battle for client consideration between broadcasters, streamers and different sorts of leisure is altering how we create, compete, and collaborate,” stated Dogra “Our collective response to this shifting panorama can have a profound effect on the form of our business, the tales we inform and the rewards for achievement through the years to return.”
Starzplay Acquires ‘Queer As Folk’ Reboot For UK & Others
Starzplay has acquired Peacock’s reboot of cult Channel 4 hit Queer as Folk for the UK and different territories. The remake of Russell T Davies’ basic will land in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands and the Nordics in July, together with the UK, the place the unique was created. Penned by Stephen Dunn, Universal Content Productions’ remake stars Grey’s Anatomy’s Devin Way and The Gifted’s Fin Argus and options the likes of Kim Cattrall. The present strikes from Manchester to New Orleans, the place the principal characters’ lives are remodelled after a tragedy. The authentic aired within the late 90s on Channel 4 and propelled the likes of Davies and lead Aidan Gillen to success.
Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals CEO
The Red Sea Film Foundation has appointed Chairman of the Committee Mohammed Al Turki as CEO of the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation. Al Turki joined the Red Sea Foundation in 2020 to help the event of the movie business within the nation and the competition’s mission to champion rising Saudi and Arab expertise. As CEO, he’ll spearhead the expansion of the competition, constructing on the success of the inaugural version that welcomed greater than 30,000 filmgoers together with 3,155 business professionals final yr. Al Turki has laboured as a producer throughout a 12-year profession in each Hollywood and the Arab world. His credit embodies Ramin Bahrani’s 2014 drama 99 Homes and Nicholas Jarecki’s 2021 thriller Crisis. The subsequent version of the Red Sea Film Festival shall be held in December this yr.
‘Three Identical Strangers’ Exec Tom Barry Heads To Sky
Three Identical Strangers exec Tom Barry has joined Sky’s factual commissioning group. The Raw TV Director of Programmes, UK Factual, turns into Commissioning Editor beneath Poppy Dixon and can order exhibits for the recently-launched Sky Documentaries channel, together with Sky Crime and Sky Nature. During a seven-year stint at All3Media-backed Don’t Fuck With Cats producer Raw, he exec produced BAFTA-nominated hit CNN doc Three Identical Strangers together with the likes of Stanley Tucci; Searching for Italy, Eva Longoria; Searching for Mexico and Paddy and Christine McGuinness; Our Family and Autism. “I’ve enviously watched the tasks Poppy and her group have commissioned in such a short while from afar and I’m thrilled to have the chance to hitch such a vibrant group,” he stated. Elsewhere, Sky Arts have commissioned Liam Gallagher’s 48 Hours At Rockfield, by which the previous Oasis star heads to the well-known Rockfield Studios in Wales together with his sons, Lennon and Gene for 48 hours of music, recollections and mayhem.