Channel 4 Orders Comedy Pilot From Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan
The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned the pilot Catastrophe from Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. The pair will write and star in the single-camera comedy about an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London. Catastrophe is an Avalon Production for Channel 4. Adam Tandy will serve as a non-writing producer with Avalon Television UK producing. Delaney won the award for “Funniest Person on Twitter” at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards. His television credits include Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit, and the pilot Movie Nook for TBS. Delaney is repped by Kara Baker at Avalon Management, WME and CAA Touring.
Endemol Bets $13M On Social Casino Gaming Company Plumbee
Endemol said today that it has invested $13 million in social casino gaming company Plumbee. The digital start-up’s existing investor, Idinvest Partners, also participated in this round. The deal values the business at $40 million. Launched in 2011, Plumbee creates, operates and markets free-to-play online and mobile games on social networks. The two companies will create premium social casino games, exploiting Endemol’s global entertainment brands and building on Plumbee’s worldwide user base.
Altitude Film Books International Sales On Multiple Titles
Altitude Film has wrapped numerous deals in end-of-year festivals and markets. Sales for Big Game, starring Samuel L. Jackson, include Japan (Shochiku), Israel (Shoval) and Scandinavia (Nordisk); action thriller Spooks: The Greater Good has sold to territories including Latin America (Swen), the Middle East (Gulf Film); and thriller 47 Meters Down has booked the UK (Entertainment One), France (Wild Side), Australia/NZ (Vendetta), India (Pictureworks) and elsewhere. Other titles Altitude has sold internationally include sci fi pic Hangar 10, sci fi actioner The Call-Up, crime thriller Son Of A Gun, high-concept thriller Tiger House and football-hooligan spoof The Hooligan Factory.
Film London Taps David Shepheard As Sr. Inward Investment Manager
Film London said today that David Shepheard has joined the Inward Investment and Business Development team, promoting London as production destination to attract inward investment. As Film London’s Senior Inward Investment Manager, he will manage all activity related to filming in London, from showcasing the city globally, through to ensuring London remains film-friendly and ready to accommodate domestic and international film, TV and animation production.