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Extra: FilmRise commissions serial killer series; Extreme, Storyboard team at COP26

FilmRise commissions Making a Serial Killer from FirstLook TV New York-based studio FilmRise has commissioned a true crime series, Making a Serial Killer, from prodco FirstLook TV. Under the agreement, FilmRise holds ...
October 29, 2021

FilmRise commissions Making a Serial Killer from FirstLook TV

New York-based studio FilmRise has commissioned a true crime series, Making a Serial Killer, from prodco FirstLook TV.

Under the agreement, FilmRise holds all rights for North America, German-speaking Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. The deal was negotiated by Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions & coproductions for FilmRise, and Will Hanrahan for FirstLook TV.

The 10-episode series examines what makes someone become a serial killer, with each episode focusing on a different murderer and exploring what makes them tick, including interviews with detectives, first-person accounts from survivors and their families and interrogation room footage.

“We are amazed by the access and exclusive content Will Hanrahan and his team have secured in this production,” Einhorn said in a statement. “After the success of our coproduction Meet, Marry, Murder, we were excited to partner with FirstLook TV again on this series. Serial killers and their atrocities did not disappear after the 1970s. These look like everyday people, so heed the warning signs this show shares with you.”

Extreme International, Storyboard Studios team on content for COP26 summit

Extreme International is partnering with Glasgow-based prodco Storyboard Studios to create content for youth audiences based around the COP26 global climate summit.

Six daily feeds will be produced from the Extreme Hangout at COP26, a “conference and entertainment hub” run by Extreme and intended to give youth a voice and platform at the COP (Conference of Parties) event in Glasgow.

The Extreme Hangout was created in partnership with the global forum One Young World, which promotes and connects the world’s young leaders. Among the speakers that have signed up to the initiative are adventurer and host Bear Grylls, Lilly Cole and Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, among others.

Conferences and events hosted at the Extreme Hangout venue will be broadcast live from Extreme’s four-camera studio and distributed to Extreme’s media network. There will also be coverage from Channel 4, Sky, One Young World, Waterbear Network, WhatWeSee and Earth Rise, as well as on social media. Content will include interviews with activists, business leaders, politicians, scientists, celebrities and influencers, as well as with coverage of panel discussions and Q&As, daily COP26 highlights and behind-the-scenes footage.

“We’re very proud to be supporting and collaborating with Extreme at COP26. The urgent actions being highlighted here need the world’s attention and Storyboard is passionate about playing whatever part it can in bringing the stories coming out of the climate conference from Glasgow to the globe,” said Natalie Humphreys, Storyboard founder and managing director, in a release.

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