Adam Jacobs

Opinion: Quintus Studios’ exec Adam Jacobs on taking the plunge

At the beginning of 2021, I was a freelance development consultant working up ideas and pitching them to linear broadcasters and streamers. As we start 2022, I now find myself moving into a full-time permanent position at Quintus Studios, a next generation AVOD broadcaster and distributor. How times have changed! There was a time during […]

How to gain access to restrictive locations

Adam Jacobs, exec producer at UK-based Woodcut Media, discusses how to get access to restrictive locations that are normally closed to the cameras and explains how he built trust on his latest unscripted series. In the current climate of non-scripted television, access seems to be the buzzword that broadcasters are excited about. Whether it is […]

Yesterday lines up Woodcut’s ‘Greatest Palaces’

UKTV has lined up Woodcut Media’s World’s Greatest Palaces for factual channel Yesterday. The multi-channel broadcaster pre-invested in the series, which was also deficit financed by distributor TCB Media Rights. The programme, which will air later this year, investigates the history, engineering feats and pioneering design of some of the world’s biggest palaces and the monarchs […]

The importance of knowing your history

Adam Jacobs of UK indie Woodcut Media argues the history programming is rediscovering its mojo, and will soon be the programming of the moment again. History has always been a popular genre within non-scripted schedules. Whether it’s the study of conflicts such as World War II or the weaponry used by troops during battle over […]

Discovery pre-buys Tsunami feature doc

Discovery Networks Western Europe has pre-bought feature documentary After the Wave, for a number of territories. The deal, brokered with UK-based financing and co-production specialist Drive, hands Discovery broadcast rights in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. TVF International has distribution rights elsewhere. The 1x90mins After the Wave focuses on the […]