Idris Elba’s Green Door Inks Co-Production Deal With Shine North
After collaborating on BBC Two racing documentary King Of Speed, Idris Elba’s Green Door production shingle and Shine North have pacted to develop more factual programming. The exclusive co-production deal will see the two companies work together to develop and produce shows for the UK and international markets. Elba will produce and host. King Of Speed aired in the UK in December and then sold to more than 100 territories. Elba has honed his hosting skills on other UK specials including Channel 4’s How Hip Hop Changed The World and How Clubbing Changed The World. He launched Green Door last year, and the shop is in development on scripted projects for various UK broadcasters. The nonscripted collaboration will be creatively managed by Shine North’s Rick Murray who exec produced King Of Speed with Elba. Shine International will handle world sales.
Charlotte Rampling Joins ‘Broadchurch’ Cast
Charlotte Rampling is set to take a lead role in the second season of ITV’s Broadchurch. Details of her character and how she impacts the show are being kept under wraps by ITV and production companies Kudos and Imaginary Friends. Creator Chris Chibnall exec produces Broadchurch with Jane Featherstone. Richard Stokes, who produced the first season, will produce this new series. James Strong who directed five episodes of the first season, will direct the first two episodes of the second.
Stuart Baxter Named President Of eOne Television International
Stuart Baxter has been tapped as President of eOne Television International. Based in London, he will oversee the company’s sales, acquisitions, co-production ventures, production financing and strategic partnerships across the division’s offices globally. Baxter most recently spent nine years at Sony Pictures, overseeing the distribution of its feature film and television programs to all media outlets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before that, he headed Warner Bros International TV’s EMEA business development team.