Netflix and NASCAR Unite, Sony VFX Revelation, Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Comeback, Paramount+ Greenlit Shows, and More!

Netflix and NASCAR Unite, Sony VFX Revelation, Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Comeback, Paramount+ Greenlit Shows, and More!

Join us in this week’s edition of Entertainment Supply Chain Digest. From the exciting partnership between Netflix and NASCAR, Sony’s astonishing VFX revelation, the triumphant return of Apple TV+’s sci-fi saga, to the greenlit shows lighting up Paramount+, and beyond, we’ll cover it all.

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IP Deals

Hottest IP Stories, Formats, Books, Games, Podcasts to be turned into the next big blockbuster

Production Deals

Sneak peak into recently announced production projects worldwide
  • Netflix and NASCAR to partner on a docuseries that will spotlight the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Produced by Words + Pictures and NASCAR Studios, it will provide exclusive access to drivers, teams, and behind-the-scenes content on race days during the championship race this fall. (๐ŸŒ)ย 
  • Stefan Liberski’s fourth film, “De lโ€™art ou du Machond?”, explores the flaws of the contemporary art world through a satirical comedy. The movie is produced by Artemis Productions, co-produced by Le Bureau, with support from RTBF, Canal+, and Cinรฉ+. (๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท)
  • Galeria Distribuidora starts filming for “Mรฃe Fora da Caixa’,” a comedy inspired by a play about the changes brought by a baby’s arrival. Co-produced by Galeria Distribuidora, Telefilms, and Morena Filmes.(๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท)
  • Producer Chris Young is working on “The Life Of Reilly,” a film about Scottish footballer Rose Reilly. Written by Lorna Martin, the movie has UK’s Entertainment Film Distribution as a producer. Few more European producers are anticipated to join in. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, Scotland)
  • “Just Say Yes” (working title “Sag einfach ja”) is now filming as part of the ZDF Collection”Inga Lindstrรถm.” The movie, produced by Bavaria Fiction GmbH, follows wedding dress designer Linda as she returns to her hometown, triggering a journey of self-discovery and uncovering family secrets. (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช)

Season Renewals

More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements

Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
  • Small World IFT has acquired international licensing rights for the South African musical game show “Note for Note” (Noot vir Noot). This long-running show challenges contestants to recognize melodies, titles, lyrics, and music-related general knowledge from both local and international scenes.( ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)ย 
  • Mubi has secured international rights toย  Sofia Coppola’s film “Priscilla.” The movie, based on Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” will premiere at the Venice Film Festival. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Latin America ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Latin America ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ North America)
  • Greenwich Entertainment obtains U.S. distribution rights for Amjad Al Rasheed’s debut “Inshallah a Boy,” exploring gender roles and property rights. Premiering at Cannes and heading to TIFF. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)
  • Icarus Films has acquired North American rights to “Youth (Spring),” a documentary by Venice winner Wang Bing. The film was shot over five years in Zhili, China, focusing on young workers from rural areas near the Yangtze River. It will be screened at the New York Film Festival and TIFF. (North America)
  • Sovereign has secured UK and Ireland rights to Radu Jude’s film “Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World.” The movie, awarded the special jury prize at Locarno Film Festival, follows an overworked production assistant assigned to create a workplace safety video for a multinational company. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)

Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • BritBox International has secured the North American rights for the UK thriller ‘The Sixth Commandment’ and the U.S. rights for the Boris Johnson drama ‘This England.’ Both series, based on real events, have garnered attention in the UK. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ North America)
  • PGS Entertainment has secured international deals for “Momonsters,” a CG-animated preschool series. The show’s first and second seasons were acquired by Mediacorp, Myndform, and Canal+ Poland. Swiss broadcaster RSI and LatAm streamer Edye obtained the debut season, while Jeem in the Middle East got Season 2. ( ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Latam, Middle East)ย 
  • NHK has partnered with Espresso Media International for premium documentaries, agreeing to broadcast five of Espresso’s latest releases. The documentaries include “Woman,” “A Crack in the Mountain,” “Kaepernick & America,” “Zero Gravity,” and “Moscowโ€™s Dirty Gold Rush.” (๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • Moonbug Entertainment is expanding in South Korea through an extended distribution partnership with broadcaster KT. This includes adding more of Moonbug’s shows to KT’s IPTV service, Genie TV, such as “CoComelon Dance Party”, “CoComelon Animal Time”, “CoComelon Cody Time”, “Oddbods” (season one), “Minibods”, and new episodes of “Little Angel”.(๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)ย 
  • Irish suspense series “Clean Sweep,” starring Charlene McKenna, will debut on Canada’s Super Channel Fuse as an original series. Produced by Incendo Media in Montreal and ShinAwiL in Ireland, the show offers a unique perspective by portraying the killer as a self-sacrificing mother and wife. (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช)”


Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!

Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies
  • Post the sale of eOne, Hasbro has announced a new subsidiary, Hasbro Entertainment, to bring together the company’s film, television, animation, and digital media operations.(๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)ย 
  • Crayola is introducing Crayola Studios, a production division aimed at producing diverse content for children and families. This initiative explores the creative potential of children and integrates color as an essential storytelling element. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)
  • VFX AI startup Electric Sheep gets $500,000 funding to automate background removal in TV and film using AI, led by Dasein Capital with support from Spatial Capital and Look AI Ventures. This enhances the process of adding special effects by replacing green screens. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • Factual prodco Brown Bob has established a branch called Brown Bob Cymru in Cardiff, Wales. With 30 hours of confirmed projects, it will collaborate with BBC Wales, S4C, and other channels on Welsh stories. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • Tech-forward studio WORKPRODUCT, founded by Yates Holley & John Kim, launches in LA, uniting VFX, Animation, Design, and Live Action for global brand campaigns with diverse international talent pool. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)

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Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain

Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
  • ElevenLabs launches AI platform for synthetic voices in 30+ languages, making content universally accessible with emotional speech generation.
  • Deepdub partners with OOONA for AI dubbing solutions, expanding offerings to global entertainment and media clients through collaboration. (Isreal)ย 
  • Nomad London introduces Sound Department at Borough offices, led by Andy Humphreys. Equipped with 7.1 Dolby Sound, suites, vocal booths, Pro Tools MTRX studio for immersive sound production.(๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • AI-Media launches revolutionary AI-Powered LEXI Captioning Tool Kit, redefining automated captioning with advanced AI for global content creators and distributors. (๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ)
  • Al Jazeera extends Avid partnership, shifting production to cloud-based service for remote collaboration and production across multiple sites. (๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)

Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
  • VFX Legion intensifies horror in Lionsgate’s ‘Cobweb’ with 225+ shots, including 3D spider, limb replacements, and CG environments.
  • Sony reveals real-time VFX at Creators Conference, collaborating with Ghost Corps, Pixomondo, PlayStation Studios, and Epic Games. Innovative proof-of-concept project offers immersive experience beyond traditional CGI. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)ย 
  • Virtual production provider 209 Group is utilizing Brompton Technology’s solutions for building virtual production stages for various purposes including production, education and enterprise. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)
  • Opsive unveils Omni Animation, an advanced AI technique for lifelike 3D humanoid animations in gaming, film, and architecture. Streamlining workflows and saving hours, it’s a revolutionary leap in animation creation. (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)
  • Disney’s Lucasfilm/Industrial Light & Magic is shutting down its Singapore VFX and animation facility. This decision is due to industry changes, reflecting challenges related to technology, talent, and profitability in the global media landscape. (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ)

Fast Channels

World of FAST channels & related market moves
  • Amagi has teamed up with Brazil’s Sistema Brasileiro de Televisรฃo (SBT) and AD Digital to launch and monetize the TV Zyn FAST channel, aimed at teens. Initially available on Samsung TV Plus, the channel will expand to other FAST platforms in the near future. (๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท)”
  • UKTV enters FAST market, introducing four channels on Samsung TV Plus and Pluto TV by Paramount Global, marking its debut. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • Virgin Media introduces FAST channels through Amagi and 24i partnership, offering 14 channels to V6, TV 360, and Stream STBs using Appstage application framework. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • Ubisoft’s film and TV division, in collaboration with OTTera and Animaj, is launching a Rabbids IP channel on FAST platforms in Europe. This channel, distributed by Animaj via Samsung TV Plus, brings Rabbids content to 13 European countries and is powered by OTTera. (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท)
  • A+E Networks EMEA introduces History Play and Crime+Investigation Play FAST channels in Belgium, available through Prime Video Channels. Belgians can now access these channels as on-demand subscriptions for A+E Networks EMEA content. (๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช)

New Global Arrivals

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • Mattel’s Barbie returns to Malibu in new animated series, ‘Barbie: A Touch of Magic,’ premiering on Netflix. (๐ŸŒ)ย 
  • “Invasion” sci-fi series returns for its 2nd Season on Apple TV+. The season portrays Earth’s recovery from an alien attack while the invaders continue their war. (๐ŸŒ)ย 
  • China’s summer box office, defined by Maoyan Entertainment from June to August, has reached a record high, exceeding the previous 2018 record of RMB 17.8 billion well before the current season’s end, with minimal Hollywood influence.
  • Netflix gives the K- Drama Fans give new contents to add to their watchlist namely “Mask Girl” (S01), “Destined With You” (S01) which recently released and multiple other shows lined up for Sept 2023. (๐ŸŒ)
  • UKTV introduces comedy gameshow “Battle in The Box” on Dave and UKTV Play, based on a Korean format. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, comics and celebrities compete in box challenges. (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
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