Benchmark Television


ITV Studios, Sky execs join Lookout Point

High-ranking production execs at ITV Studios (ITVS) and satcaster Sky are joining UK drama house Lookout Point. ITVS creative director Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, DCI Banks) is joining as the senior management team as executive producer, while Louise Mutter is named head of production. Hopkinson will build and develop his own slate and produce new Andrew […]

BBCWW, Cohen form funding initiative

BBC Worldwide, Danny Cohen’s Access Entertainment and UK indie Lookout Point have created a premium drama funding initiative aimed at taking projects straight to series. The operation will be known as Benchmark Television. While it is not a production entity, it will commission projects from third-party producers and writing talent. BBCWW, the BBC’s commercial arm, […]