Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share


CHRYSALIS Visual Entertainment are to re-structure their UK television production activities by merging their production companies and setting up new divisions specialising in entertainment, drama, sport and factual programmes.
A new production company, Chrysalis Entertainment Ltd, will group together the entertainment producers from Chrysalis-owned Assembly Film and Television, Tandem Television and Watchmaker Productions.
The new division, based in the Chrysalis building in Notting Hill, will be headed by Elaine Bedell, formerly Managing Director of Watchmaker Productions, who will become Managing Director of Chrysalis Entertainment. Bedell’s senior Sitcom Executive Producers will include Sue Birbeck and William Burdett-Coutts. Birbeck is producing Davina McCall’s new sitcom ‘Sam’s Game’ for ITV.
Bedell said: “We will be much stronger, and more powerfully creative than we were as smaller, separate outfits and I’m very much looking forward to working more collaboratively with my Chrysalis colleagues. We’re producing talked-about entertainment across the board, sitcom, chat shows and factual entertainment programmes, it’s a fantastic base on which to build. It’s my intention that Chrysalis Entertainment will shortly be leading the force in television entertainment.”
Head of Chrysalis TV Tony Moss will also join the Entertainment division as a key member of the Senior Executive team. He will bring with him Comedy Executive Gary Reich.
Executive Producer Karen Steyn will continue to oversee her portfolio of archive and entertainment programmes, including the returning series ‘The Unforgettable’ for ITV, and Jacques Peretti will executive produce experimental, innovative entertainment programmes under the brand, ‘Allied Forces’. Paola Colpani, formerly Deputy Managing Director of Watchmaker productions, will be Deputy Managing Director of Chrysalis Entertainment.
All drama output from Chrysalis will in future be produced by Chrysalis-owned Bentley productions based at Pinewood studios. Brian True-May, Managing Director of Bentley Productions has appointed Emma Kingsman-Lloyd as Script Editor and is developing new drama series alongside the established ‘Midsomer Murders’, starring John Nettles, now in production for its fifth series.
Islington-based Chrysalis Television, under Managing Director Neil Duncanson, will continue to specialise in sports programming through Chrysalis Sport, and infotainment programme through Chrysalis TV. (CD)

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Disguise Opens New Production Studio In New York City
Disguise has opened a new office in the heart of New York City. Featuring a state-of-the-art virtual production space with both LED and green screen s
Palmer Digital Group Moves Into New Office Space
Palmer Digital Group has moved into a new 2500 square-foot office space to accommodate the company's rapid business growth over its first five years.
ITV Appoints New Group Chief Data And AI Officer
ITV has appointed Stefan Hoejmose as its new Group Chief Data and AI Officer, starting on 08 July. Stefan joins ITV from Roku, one of the largest US s
Giant Worldwide Introduces New Subtitling Services
Giant Worldwide has introduced new Subtitling Services, in addition to its full suite of post-production offerings. By enhancing its Subtitling, Close
Atlona's New Version Of AT-OME-MS42 Now Shipping
Atlona is now shipping a new version of the AT-OME-MS42, one of its most popular Omega™ Series matrix switchers that helps customers simplify the conn
Digigram Releases New Sound Card
Digigram has released a new sound card, ALP-AES67, as part of its acclaimed ALP-X range. Available today through Digigram's extensive network of distr
OpenDrives Appoints New CEO
OpenDrives has appointed Sean Lee as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lee recently served as the company’s Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
ITV To Produce New Post Office Documentary Film
ITV has commissioned Little Gem to produce new film, Mr Bates vs The Post Office: The Impact [WT], which will reveal how the ITV drama series [also pr
NUGEN Audio Unveils New NUtility Toolkit
NUGEN Audio unveils its new NUtility Toolkit, which comprises its SigMod, AB Assist, Jotter and Aligner plug-ins. Ideal for entry-level and profession
Adam And Ryan Thomas To Host New Game Show On ITV
ITV has announced that brothers Adam and Ryan Thomas have signed up to host the new game show, 99 To Beat. Since starring in the nation's most popular
Channel 4 Sales Launches New Partnership With giffgaff
Channel 4 Sales has launched a new partnership with giffgaff, which will see the mobile phone network tying in with the universe of upcoming Channel 4
Visual Productions To Unveil New PoeSwitch
Visual Productions is to unveil its new PoeSwitch at InfoComm 2024 (ACT Entertainment Booth C8034). An unmanaged, DIN-rail mounted network switch, the
Bridge Technologies Releases New Canvas Interface
Bridge Technologies has released its new Canvas interface, an innovative new way to organise and interact with the extensive functionalities of the VB
Glensound To Unveil New Products At IBC 2024
Glensound is to introduce several new products at IBC 2024. Among these, one notable introduction is the European Parliamentary Broadcast System. Know
CVP To Showcase New Production Solutions At Summer Kit Fest
CVP has announced that the 2024 Summer Kit Fest will take place on 24-25 July from 11am to 6pm in Fitzrovia, London. Originally conceived in 2019, the