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BFI and DCMS award Envision Entertainment UK Global Screen Fund Grant

18.01.24 – DB Films (a division of Envision Entertainment) has been awarded International Business Development funding to support the development of a slate of British genre films designed to appeal to global audiences.

Envision Founder Michael Nakan Featured at Shanghai-London Industry Forum, Facilitating Collaboration between Chinese and UK Screen Industries

15.10.23 – The inaugural Shanghai-London Industry Forum, organised by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism and Shanghai Municipal Administration of Radio and Television, and hosted by Phoenix TV, commenced on a resoundingly positive note at BAFTA London.

Clerkenwell Films & Envision Entertainment Team For Finishing School Drama From Rising Writer Amy Mason

29.09.23 – The End of the F***ing World producer Clerkenwell Films and Envision Entertainment are co-creating a six-part drama series about a working-class teenage girl sent to an elite finishing school.

Maddalena Ravagli, Leonardo Fasoli to navigate Envision’s Turbulence

10.05.23 – London-based scripted prodco Envision Entertainment has tapped showrunners Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero) for its drama anthology series Turbulence.

C21: Nippon TV’s Global Ambition (Paywalled Article)

20.04.23 – “…Scripted co-productions are now part of the mix, with recent high-profile examples including CONNECTED: THE HOMEBOUND DETECTIVE, co-created and co-produced by Nippon TV and the UK’s Envision Entertainment. In Japan, the crime series has become one of the most streamed titles on Hulu, and an English language remake has been optioned by Tomorrow Studios.”

UK’s Envision, South Africa’s Scene23 partner on action-comedy crime procedural

08.03.23 – London-based producer and coproduction specialist Envision Entertainment is developing an action-comedy crime procedural in partnership with South African prodco Scene23.

‘Connected’ prodco Envision hires HBO Europe alum for development

08.02.23 – Former HBO Europe creative exec Gabor Krigler has joined UK-based Envision Entertainment to work across scripted development.

Tomorrow Studios To Adapt Japanese Crime Drama ‘Connected: The Homebound Detective’ For U.S. Market

06.12.22 – Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has optioned Japanese crime format Connected: The Homebound Detective, produced by Envision Entertainment and Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV, for an adaptation in the U.S. market. 

TBI: Why the world has turned its eyes to Japanese content

06.12.22 – “Michael Nakan, CEO & founder of London-based Envision Entertainment, which co-produced Connected: The Homebound Detective (2022) with Nippon TV this year, believes the same can be said for scripted. ‘I’ve always had an affinity for Japanese video games, anime, film and TV. The quality of Japanese storytelling is second to none.'”

Envision Entertainment Secures Investment From Tetra Pak Heir Magnus Rausing

13.11.22 – Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing has made a “significant” investment in Michael Nakan’s Envision Entertainment.

Envision options Kuala Lumpur-based Inspector Mislan crime novel

18.08.22 – UK prodco Envision Entertainment has optioned rights to Rozlan Mohd Noor’s Kuala Lumpur-based crime novel, 21 Immortals: Inspector Mislan And The Yee Sang Murders.

TBI In Conversation: Connecting a Japanese drama format with global audiences

01.07.22 – Nippon TV revealed this week it is expanding its global ambitions, but the company has been quietly moving in this direction for some time. Michael Nakan, CCO of Envision Entertainment, tells TBI about his company’s partnership with the Japanese giant and what’s next for their joint drama project, Connected.

‘Dexter’ Producer Daniel Cerone Boards U.K. Adaptation of Japanese Crime Format ‘Connected’ (EXCLUSIVE)

22.3.22 – “Dexter” and “The Blacklist” producer Daniel Cerone has boarded the U.K. adaptation of Japanese crime drama format “Connected,” Variety can reveal.

Nippon, Envision unveil first scripted coproduction Connected

22.02.22 – Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV and London-based media company Envision Entertainment have unveiled the first project to emerge from their scripted coproduction alliance.

Former HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen & ‘Harry Potter’ Producer David Barron Join International-Focused Content Company Envision Entertainment

15.11.21 – UK-based production house Envision Entertainment has significantly expanded its ranks by appointing two key executives.

Japan’s Nippon TV & UK Outfit Envision Team On East-West Scripted Projects Slate

20.07.21- In an intriguing partnership that signals the continuing trend of far-flung international collaborations in the film/TV biz, leading Japanese multiplatform entertainment company Nippon TV is teaming up with London-based premium media outfit Envision Entertainment to form a joint slate. First up will be a series inspired by hit Japanese show Double Booking, and a pair of manga adaptations.