Warner Bros has picked up international rights to TV content from UK indie Outline Productions. Under the terms of a two-year deal, the TV arm of the Hollywood studio will have exclusive sales rights to new Outline programmes including 10x30mins BBC2 series Great British Food Revival.
Warner Bros, which is building a stable of production companies under the leadership of senior VP, creative, format development and sales, Andrew Zein, said that its prodcos and affiliates will also look to make local versions of Outline shows.
The deal was brokered by Chris Bonney who was managing director of Outright Distribution when its parent company Shed Media was acquired by Warner Bros for £99.9 million last year. He is now senior VP, sales and acquisitions at Warner Bros International Television Production and said: “Outline Productions has long been on our radar as a very talented team delivering breakthrough reality formats as well as high-performing entertainment and factual series. We very much look forward to working with them.”
Laura Mansfield, joint MD, Outline Productions said: “I think that our shows and our blend of popular and purposeful factual entertainment should fit really well with [Warner Bros’] catalogue and expertise.”