Anthology Group

Rights firm International Literary Properties expands Hilary Strong’s remit across Europe

New York- and London-based rights management firm International Literary Properties (ILP) has expanded the remit of its CEO Hilary Strong to cover Europe as well as the UK. Strong will have responsibility for the company’s acquisition programme, with her remit to acquire the rights in literary estates from those who have inherited them, as well as […]

Anthology Group merges Spark TV with Woodcut Media, launches new Bristol prodco

UK producer Woodcut Media has merged with Anthology Group sibling Spark TV to launch a factual-focused company that will be based out of Bristol. Woodcut West will develop and produce natural history and specialist factual programming for the UK and international market, with the company formally launching on 1 December. The move will see the […]

UK indie Woodcut Media opens distribution arm, plans co-financing

UK indie prodco Woodcut Media is expanding into distribution, with the launch of a new sales business, Woodcut International. Its launch was spearheaded by Woodcut Media’s director of business development, Koulla Anastasi, who will lead a team of international sales agents, with support from Polly Benton, COO of the Anthology Group, of which Woodcut Media is a […]

Hilary Strong & Bob Benton’s ILP strikes ‘eight-figure’ literary estates deal

Hilary Strong and Bob Benton’s recently launched IP management firm International Literary Properties (ILP) has struck an eight-figure deal to acquire a dozen literary estates, including Brideshead Revisited writer Evelyn Waugh. The agreement was struck with former rights holders Peters, Fraser + Dunlop and will see ILP also take control of the estates of Maigret […]

BBC links with Lionsgate to adapt The Play That Goes Wrong

BBC One has commissioned a six-part series based on theatre production The Play That Goes Wrong from Lionsgate UK, Big Talk Productions and Anthology Group-owned comedy producer Mischief Screen.  The series, entitled The Goes Wrong Show, sees The Cornley Drama Society undertaking another overly ambitious endeavour, held back by prolific over-actor Robert Grove, screen-hogging Sandra […]

Anthology Group emerges from Bob & Co.

A new UK production group is set to emerge from the re-organisation of the Bob & Co group of companies. Bob Benton and his partner Hilary Strong announced in Edinburgh today that the new entity will be called the Anthology Group and will bring together six television and film production companies (two of them entirely […]