Arrow Pictures

How Arrow hit its target on doc about ‘forgotten’ AIDS pandemic

Grace Chapman, series director at UK factual prodco Arrow Pictures, reveals how docuseries Positive delves into the arrival of HIV/AIDS in Britain in the 1980s and explores its subsequent impact on society over the following four decades. In December 1981, The Lancet reported that a gay man had died from Pneumocystis pneumonia in the Royal Brompton Hospital. The […]

TBI Weekly: Delivering an alternative approach to the tragedy of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approach, Lucie Ridout, executive producer at UK-based Arrow Pictures, reveals the behind-the-scenes challenges of bringing a fresh and representative exploration of the tragedy to screen.  The terror attacks on 9/11, the most shocking event in many people’s lifetimes, have led to many high-quality documentaries and, as […]

Telefonica & SBS among global sales for 9/11 anniversary doc

Spain’s Telefonica and SBS in Australia are among several broadcasters from around the world to acquire UK prodco Arrow Pictures’ upcoming feature-length documentary, Generation 9/11, about the ongoing impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, ahead of its UK debut next week. In a range of deals struck by distributor PBS International, the programme has been […]

C4 supercharges true crime with new strand & raft of deals

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a true crime programming strand across its linear and streaming services and is stocking it with a raft of new commissions and acquisitions. True Crime on 4 will run across on demand service All4 and linear offering Channel 4, with two new commissions – Murder In The Alps and […]

PBS, ARTE France & Channel 4 co-commission 9/11 anniversary doc from Arrow Pictures

PBS in the US, ARTE in France and Channel 4 in the UK have jointly commissioned London-based factual producer Arrow Pictures for a new feature-length documentary about the ongoing impact of the 9/11 terror attacks. The 1 x 120-minute Generation 9/11 will mark the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda-orchestrated terrorist attacks on the US on […]

Arrow Pictures hires BBC alum Katie Elmes

Factual producer Arrow Pictures has hired Katie Elmes as a development executive. Elmes has a 15-year career in television working in both production and development on more than 100 hours of factual programming for the British, American and international markets including producers such as the BBC, Blink, Nutopia and Voltage. She most recently served as […]

Channel 4 commissions Arrow’s ‘Gay Dog And Other Animals’

Channel 4 has commissioned Arrow Pictures for an hour-long film exploring gay behaviour in animals.  My Gay Dog And Other Animals (working title) highlights recent research from scientists studying same-sex behaviour in an array of animals. The documentary sets out to challenge many pre-conceptions about animals and procreation, and features a wide range of experts who […]