DreamWorks Alum Dan McDermott Joins BBC Studios-Lionsgate Partnership

  • Variety
Dan McDermott has been tapped to head BBC Studios and Lionsgate’s TV partnership. The U.K. and U.S. partners announced late last year they were joining forces to work up scripted formats and IP for the U.S. market.

McDermott has been executive vice president of programming at Fox and president of television for DreamWorks. He also partnered with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to launch Di Bonaventura Pictures, and has executive produced series including “Zero Hour” and the upcoming “Jupiter’s Legacy” for Netflix.

BBC Studios is the commercial and production arm of U.K. pubcaster the BBC. In an earlier incarnation as BBC Worldwide, it joined forces with Starz on a drama slate that included “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Part of the BBC-Lionsgate pact involves scouring the huge BBC archive for IP that could be reworked for the U.S. market.

“BBC Studios is a treasure
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