London Screenings: Broadening horizons

Locked down audiences are craving new environments and the content business is doing its best to deliver them. Helen Dugdale  explores how the UK industry is embracing the travelogue With international and domestic travel currently off the cards for swathes of the world’s population because of the pandemic, a surging demand for onscreen escapism has […]

Drive forges Back2Back sales in Europe, Asia

Indie distributor Drive has sold a slate of Back2Back titles, including The World’s Deadliest Weather, into Europe and Asia.  The production-funding and distribution agency has sold the third series of the programme – a co-production brokered and distributed internationally by Drive – into BBC Earth and Discovery Italy. The 13 x 60-minute series was picked up […]

Back2Back hires trio of creative execs

UK indie Back2Back has hired three creative executives to meet growing demand for its new and returning series. Anna Boronat (pictured) has been hired as Back2Back’s head of production. She will be joined by Claire Hamilton who is now senior production executive and Mitzi David who will act as junior production executive. Boronat has worked a across […]

Discovery lines up Body Cam Cops

Discovery Networks UK has greenlit Body Cam Cops, a six-part series following police units wearing body-worn cameras. The series will be made by UK indie Back2Back. It will go out on Discovery’s free-to-air net Quest in the UK, DMAX in Germany, and Discovery Channel across central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and […]

Drive revs up first market slate

Newbie distributor Drive Media Rights will launch a commemorative Star Trek special and an extreme weather series at MIPCOM, its first market since forming last month. Drive started as a boutique funding and copro consultancy, and has now moved into programme sales, with former Zodiak sales exec Laura Masson at the helm. Its first slate […]