Stormy Daniels Doc Finds UK Buyer; New Job For Stephen Van Rooyen; ‘I Kissed A Boy’ Season 2 – Global Briefs

Stormy Daniels Doc Finds UK Buyer

The Stormy Daniels doc from the producers of Britney vs Spears and Judd Apatow has landed a UK buyer. Paramount-owned Channel 5 has secured exclusive first-run rights to air Peacock’s Stormy, telling the in-her-own-words story of the woman currently embroiled in a legal tussle with former POTUS Donald Trump. Produced by Sarah Gibson and Erin Lee Carr, Stormy offers an intimate look behind the scenes as the former adult movie star navigates her roles as a mother, an artist and an advocate striving to reinvent herself while contending with the explosive revelation that shook her life five years ago. Apatow is exec producing alongside Emmy Award-winning Sara Bernstein and Meredith Kaulfers from Imagine Documentaries. Daniels is currently involved in a very public legal battle with Trump over alleged hush money paid for her silence about an alleged sexual liaison years earlier. “Bringing UK viewers the first broadcast of Stormy builds on Channel 5’s strong tradition of offering audiences topical and compelling factual content,” said Damian O’Hara, Acquisitions Manager at Channel 5. “The unique access that the team behind the documentary gained to help tell Stormy’s story makes it a timely and thought-provoking watch.” The film was acquired from Blue Ant Studios, which has worldwide license rights for the documentary.

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Former Sky UK & Ireland Boss Stephen Van Rooyen Finds Next Job

Former Sky UK and Ireland boss Stephen van Rooyen has landed his next role. Van Rooyen has left the TV industry and will become CEO of VodafoneZiggo, the Dutch joint venture formed in 2016 between Vodafone and former All3Media co-owner Liberty Global. Van Rooyen has worked in media and telecoms for nearly 20 years. At Sky, he worked his way up the ladder to UK and Ireland boss and Chief Commercial Officer for the group, overseeing the likes of Sky Glass and Sky Q. He left Sky earlier this year, at which point his UK and Ireland operations started reporting directly to Sky CEO Dana Strong and he was not replaced. “Stephen is an exceptionally talented executive with a strong track record of driving growth and innovation over the last two decades with Sky,” said Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Van Rooyen will be based in The Netherlands.

‘I Kissed A Boy’ Greenlit For Season 2 By BBC

The BBC has greenlit a second season of I Kissed A Boy a day after the Dannii Minogue-fronted show was picked up by Hulu. The hit reality series is the UK’s first queer dating show. Follow-up I Kissed a Girl is currently airing to strong ratings for young people on BBC Three. The format sees 10 singletons matched up and meet for the first time with a kiss. They then enter a Love Island-style villa where they can remain with their couple or seek others, while some are slowly eliminated. “There are so many diverse and important stories yet to tell and I’m so excited to meet the next cast,” said Minogue. Hulu bought I Kissed A Boy and I Kissed A Girl yesterday from ITV Studios as part of its LGBTQ+ Pride month-long celebration. Twofour produces the series.

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