10 Stories You Should Know: 11/30/2022
Here are the stories that should be on your radar
Here are the stories that should be on your radar for Wednesday, November 30th, 2022:
‘Call My Agent,’ ‘Doctor Foster’ Adaptations Lead Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia Push (Variety)
“Hubungi Agen Gue!” (“The Talent Agency”), the adaptation of “Call My Agent,” was the new title revealed on Wednesday at the Disney Content Showcase held at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands convention center. Industry veteran Mira Lesmana serves as showrunner for the series that follows four agents in an Indonesian talent agency as they struggle to save their business following the death of the company’s founder.
Netflix Doubles Size Of Spanish Production Hub Tres Cantos (IBC)
Netflix is producing over 30 titles in Spain in 2022 including Élite, Bienvenidos A Edén, Amor De Madre, A Través Mi Ventana and Soy Georgina.
Fox Entertainment Global, Seeking International Co-Productions, Options Brit Thriller & Explores Detective Franchise (Deadline)
Fox’s new distribution outfit Fox Entertainment Global (FEG) is pushing into international scripted co-productions, has optioned a “best-selling selling British thriller” and is “looking into” an international detective franchise.
Mumbai Bizman Falls For Netflix Subscription Fraud, Loses Over Rs 1 lakh (Indian Express)
In a case of cyber fraud, a 74-year-old businessman from Juhu in Mumbai allegedly lost over Rs 1 lakh after he shared his bank account details in reply to an email purportedly sent by Netflix, an OTT platform, saying that his subscription has been kept on hold for non-payment of Rs 499, police said Wednesday.
Netflix’s Head of Content Acquisition in France, Sara May, Talks French Action Thriller Renaissance, Outlines Local Ambitions (Variety)
“Lost Bullet” follows a string of high-voltage French actioners that have thrived on Netflix. Previous hits include Julien Leclercq’s “Braqueurs,” “Sentinelle” and “Earth and Blood,” as well as Franck Gastambide’s “Restless” and Louis Leterrier’s “The Takedown” with Omar Sy, which held onto the top spot on Netflix’s Top 10 non-English film list 10 days after launching.
Disney Content Showcase Unveils 2023 Content Slate, Including Exclusive APAC Content (Kakuchopurei)
Featuring guest appearances from the stars and cast of Disney’s new Korean dramas Big Bet, Connect and Call it Love; Japanese titles House of the Owl, Gannibal, and Dragons of Wonderhatch; as well as Indonesian series Teluh Darah, Mendua, Hubungi Agen Gue, Tira, Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2 and Jurnal Risa, today’s event saw the unveiling of over 50 shows to hundreds of press and partners in attendance.
Warner Bros. Television Studios Close To Striking Animation Deal With Amazon For DC-Branded Content (Deadline)
Warner Bros. Television Studios is in the process of closing a major animation deal with Amazon for DC-branded content, according to Channing Dungey. Dungey teased the news at Content London, stating that the studio is “exploring animated IP on different platforms,” including WBD-owned HBO Max.
The Ocean Race, Red Sea Global And Warner Bros. Discovery Join Forces With New Innovative Partnerships (The Ocean Race)
For its part of the collaboration, Warner Bros. Discovery will harness its content capabilities and global reach to produce a series of short features around the ocean and travel in the region. The content will air around its live broadcast of The Ocean Race during 2023 and adds to Warner Bros. Discovery’s multi-year race coverage.
House Rules NZ Coming In 2023 As The Block NZ Postponed Due To 'Challenging' Housing Market (NewsHub NZ)
This year's The Block NZ: Redemption saw Chloe Hes and Ben Speedy declared winners after a tough auction for all contestants' properties in Orewa, north of Auckland.
They managed to sell their house for $4000 over the reserve price of $1,141,000 - the lowest profit win in the show's 10 year history.