‘Intercourse Schooling’ & ‘Outlander’ Amongst BAFTA Scotland Winners – .
Outlander among BAFTA Scotland winners
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards in a digital ceremony last night. Highlights included winning Glenda Jackson in the Actress category for Elizabeth Is Missing; Ncuti Gatwa wins this year’s Actors’ Category for Sex Education; and Stanley Baxter received Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television Awards, and Phyliss Ironside received Outstanding Contribution to Crafts (in memory of Robert McCann). Schuld won two awards (Television Scripted and Director Fiction); Murder Trial: Margaret Fleming’s Disappearance won two awards (Factual Series and Director Factual); and Outlander was the recipient of the Screen Scotland Audience Award, voted by the British public.
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Critical Content, Keshet Pick Up German Format ‘Small Vs. Large’
Critical Content, the US producer of MTV’s Catfish, and Keshet Productions from Great Britain have acquired the rights to the German entertainment format Small Vs. Big in their respective areas. Deeply Superficial also selected the show as an option in France. The format puts children in mental or physical challenges against celebrities in order to demonstrate the talents of the children. Moderated by Kai Pflaume, Small Vs. Tall Airs on the German public broadcaster Das Erste and regularly attracts up to 6 million viewers.
Twenty Twenty Hires Creative Director of Warner Bros.
Warner Bros TV Production Twenty Twenty from Great Britain hired James O’Reilly, the former creative director of Sky-Backed Blast! Films as the new creative director. O’Reilly will be based in Bristol, where Twenty Twenty will establish a new headquarters and report to Wall To Wall CEO Leanne Klein. O’Reilly’s arrival in spring 2021 follows the departure of former Twenty Twenty CEO Emma Willis last year. The production company is perhaps best known for creating Channel 4’s First Dates dating show.
Oz Theater Company GFO acquired
Theater and live entertainment company Crossroads Live (CXL) has acquired the Gordon Frost Organization (GFO), one of Australialeading commercial theater producers. John Frost, CEO of the Gordon Frost Organization, is AustraliaWith nearly 200 productions around the world, he is the most productive and successful theater producer. The most important GFO productions include Wicked, Chicago, Grease, Dirty Dancing and the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon. CXL is led by its Chairman and CEO Tom McGrath, its President Dan Miller and David Ian, a director of CXL and CEO of David Ian Productions, which was acquired by CXL in 2019 as Cats, Chicago and Evita (with GFO and OA) and the upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar, Waitress and School of Rock.