Content giant Fremantle is making a big push into feature films as it expands its horizons, says group COO Andrea Scrosati who is also the multi-pronged company’s continental Europe chief.At last year's Venice fest Fremantle, known for talent shows “X-Factor” and “American Idol” and TV series such as “The Mosquito Coast,” was flying the flag with several pics including Paolo Sorrentino's prizewinning and Oscar-nommed "The Hand of God." More recently at Cannes, Fremantle-produced film "The Eight Mountains" scored the jury...
Group COO / CEO, Continental Europe
Scrosati was promoted last year to take on additional responsibility for Fremantle’s continental European operations, adding to a wide remit that also spans the TV major’s global drama and film slate, group M&A, strategy and marketing and its new global documentary unit. He has helped grow the company in 2022 by taking majority stakes in Dancing Ledge (“The Salisbury Poisonings”), Element Pictures (“Normal People”) and Lux Vide (“Medici”). Fremantle’s drama slate is booming, as the company this year delivered over 100 drama series produced in 18 countries. Its labels are also delivering or in production on 33 movies, up from eight in 2018, when Scrosati first joined the business from Sky Italia. Three of its films played in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September.