Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Launches TV Division

Magazine article Screen International

Wild Bunch Launches TV Division

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Wild Bunch is extending its activities into the co-production and distribution of TV series with the creation of Wild Bunch TV, overseen by the company's head of international sales, Carole Baraton.

"Wild Bunch TV will initiate international TV series from all around the world, provide coproduction and financing services, and, finally, distribute and commercialize them worldwide," the company said in a statement.

The firm has pulled together a team of professionals experienced in the TV entertainment business, comprising Diana Bartha (development and international distribution), Thomas Triboit (acquisitions) and Aurélia Porret (marketing).

Veteran international fiction producer Georges Campana is also on board as an advisor.

Paris-based Wild Bunch, which has been pulling together the new TV division since before Cannes, will make its debut outing at MIPCOM with two initial acquisitions Medici: Masters of Florence and Four Seasons in Havana.

Medici: Masters of Florence is the latest project from prolific writer and producer Frank Spotnitz in collaboration with Nicholas Meyer.

Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden have signed for the eight-part, English-language series charting the rise of the Medici dynasty against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. …

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