Fremantle owner RTL Group increased revenue by 11.3% to 1.5 billion euros ($ 1.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2022, while broadcast revenues from RTL + and Videoland grew by 23%. It is reported that about 4.4% of the total increase in turnover was organic, which occurred in the quarter when Fremantle acquired 70% of the Italian Devils producer Lux Vide. American gods The turnover of the distributor Fremantle for the quarter increased by 6.5% to 461 million euros ($ 487 million), which the group attributes to the positive impact of the exchange rate, the acquisition of This is Nice Group and Eureka and deliveries of the first season of AppleTV + Mosquito shore and Starz ‘third season American gods. RTL Group aims for 7.4 billion euros ($ 7.8 billion) for 2022 and 1.15 billion euros ($ 1.22 billion) in EBITDA, with RTL Croatia expected to close in the near future along with “significant consolidation steps in France and the Netherlands”, Group CEO Thomas Rabb. “RTL Group has dynamically started the new year, despite the uncertainty resulting from the war in Ukraine,” he added.
BBC Studios TalentWorks presents the Black Creator initiative
BBC Studios Talentworks, the producer-distributor unit for attracting young talent, gives four black content creators a guaranteed BBC commission. The In The Mix 2022 scheme will help successful contenders under the guidance of experienced producers, and they will also create a short film for BBC Reel to be presented at an event in London’s Barbican in November. Barbican and Black Creators Matter are partners in an initiative that launched yesterday. “We are excited to support new talent and are excited to work with Black Creators Matter to offer this opportunity to four budding creators to develop their skills,” said TalentWorks producer Katrina Bell.
Miso Film hires DR Drama Boss
Scandinavian production company Miso Film has signed former DR drama director Christian as head of development and producer. Starting in August 2022, Rank will have an overview of local and global productions, working on the development and production of script projects, attracting IPs and creating a list of creative talent. In DR he was responsible for many productions, including Borgen, When the dust settles and Crying wolf. “The decision to hire Christian is an important step in achieving Miso Film’s ambitions to expand the company’s profile and realize its huge market potential,” said Peter Boz, CEO of Miso Film Group.
The UK Directors Charitable Foundation is launching a mental health service
The UK Charitable Foundation of Directors (DCF) has launched a welfare and mental health service with the psychotherapy organization Solas Minds. The DCF Director’s Welfare Center will contain specially selected well-being resources as well as one-on-one therapy sessions at a significant discount. DCF chairman Andrew Chauns said directors “often feel isolated and pressured in their role,” and preferential therapy will help “those who need the moment they choose”. “We are helping to remove barriers to entry, and this will encourage more stage and screen directors to seek help and resources when they need it most,” he added.