Barcroft Studios


Sam Barcroft quits Barcroft Studios; Alex Morris takes reins

Alex Morris, chief creative officer at the UK’s Future plc-owned Barcroft Studios, is taking over the day-to-day running of the company, following the exit of founder and CEO Sam Barcroft and COO Caspar Norman. Morris will also lead Future Studios and take responsibility for its company’s new “video centre of excellence” as he seeks to […]

Media publisher Future buys Barcroft Studios for $30m

Media publisher Future plc has wholly acquired Sam Barcroft’s award-winning production group Barcroft Studios for £23.5m ($30m). The deal will enable the business to grow its pipeline of series, and will see CEO Barcroft  staying on to oversee day-to-day operations of the Barcroft Studios brand under Future plc’s ownership, alongside chief operating officer Caspar Norman […]

One to One: A year of Facebook Watch

TBI’s ‘One to One’, in which industry heavyweights put each other in the hot seat, returns with the powerhouse coupling of Facebook’s Dan Biddle and Barcroft Studios’ Sam Barcroft, who lift the lid on the challenges and opportunities of producing for Facebook Watch. By Manori Ravindran Biddle and Barcroft are no strangers to innovation. They’ve […]

FYI drives off with Barcroft Studios, TCB Media Rights series ‘Ultimate Rides’

A+E Networks’ US cablenet FYI has boarded a co-production with Barcroft Studios and distributor TCB Media Rights for a show that explores unique vehicles. Ultimate Rides (20 x 30 minutes) promises to “take viewers up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible vehicles” and will air as part of the Drive strand […]

Snap orders mental health show from Barcroft Studios

Snapchat has commissioned UK-based Barcroft Studios to produce a new unscripted series that will explore issues around mental health. Mind Yourself will be a 10-episode series that will attempt to provide an honest and intimate portrait of a young person experiencing or recovering from a mental health issue. It will explore issues such as OCD […]

Barcroft Studios appoints commercial head for branded content drive

Barcroft Studios has hired a commercial head as it looks to expand branded content production and distribution.   Jungle Creations exec Mitch Strong has joined the business as head of commercial, tasked with developing brand partnerships across the company’s portfolio of digital series with extensive and loyal audiences. To date, Barcroft Studios has produced branded […]

Barcroft Studios appoints former Vice exec for 4Real

Factual production company Barcroft Studios has appointed a former Vice exec to oversee content output for 4Real, the youth programming strand from UK broadcaster Channel 4. Al Brown becomes executive producer at Barcroft and is tasked with overseeing the content output for 4Real, working with the prodco’s founder and CEO Sam Barcroft to create over […]

Barcroft hires Nerd TV creative director

Factual producer Barcroft Studios has hired one of the co-founders of fellow UK prodco Nerd TV as its creative director and promoted two of its senior execs. John Farrar will oversee the output of both the production and development teams at Barcroft, as well as focusing on securing long-form commissions for the company. He reports […]