Fremantle Media

fremantle_media_logoAnd we’re not talking longer pauses before elimination announcements on reality TV shows. No. Fremantle Media are planning on making bigger investments in drama, a shift away from shows like The X Factor and Got Talent which have been some of the cornerstone productions for the company.

Having produced 8,500 hours of programming last year, the global production company is focusing on adding further breadth and depth to its operations.

CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz would like to increase the share of revenue coming from scripted shows from 30% to 50%. She intends to do so through a combination of company acquisitions, such as the recent purchase of a majority stake in Danish drama producer Miso Film, organic growth at its existing production companies, such as UFA in Germany and FremantleMedia North America, where its drive into scripted is being led by Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk, and picking up third-party shows for global distribution. Continue reading »