UK’s C4 partners with BossaNova on Egypt & Cambodia history shows

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has partnered with Paul Heaney’s BossaNova Media to co-finance two history series. Ancient Egypt By Train is being produced by Spark Media (Chateau DIY) and fronted by author Alice Roberts. The 4 x 60-minute series follows Roberts as she uses one of the world’s oldest rail networks to explore one of the […]

BossaNova snags Beyond alum as new head of sales

UK-based Searching For Michael Jackson’s Zoo distributor BossaNova has appointed Beyond Rights’ Holly Cowdery as head of sales. In her new role, Cowdery takes responsibility for the company’s distribution into the UK, North America, France, Italy and Asia. She will work alongside senior sales manager Tatjana Kostovski, who is in charge of sales to Germany, Nordics, […]

Sales Talk: BossaNova’s Paul Heaney on surging content & ‘The Tinder Swindler’

Buyers, hungry for new content, are in the UK capital for meetings, presentations and drinks – or logging on from across the globe – for London TV Screenings all this week. With so many new productions being showcased, TBI has been checking in with execs from international distributors of all sizes as they share the […]

Show of the week: Black Panthers of World War II

This one-hour special tells the story of the US’s first African American armoured unit to enter combat during World War Two – the 761st Tank Battalion. Known as the Black Panthers, the unit proved more than capable of living up to their motto of ‘Come Out Fighting’, but as this one-off programme reveals, they had […]

UK’s BossaNova unveils second pitching event plans

UK-based distribution firm Bossanova has put out an open call to factual indies interested in taking part its second Development Day event. The two-day hybrid event will take place on 11-12 January 2022 and mix in-person and virtual pitches and buyer participation. It will comprise of two strands – one dedicated to true crime and […]

UK’s BossaNova unveils second slate of ‘original’ productions

Paul Heaney’s UK-based distribution outfit BossaNova has unveiled its second slate of original productions, consisting of five new and returning factual strands. The deal follows BossaNova’s first creative investment since its acquisition last July by Herbert Kloiber’s Night Train Media, which provided funds to co-create and co-fund projects. Headlining the slate is Mysteries Of The […]

BossaNova hires NENT Studios exec for acquisitions & co-pros

UK-based funding and distribution company BossaNova has appointed former NENT Studios exec Olivia Morgan to the newly created role of acquisitions and co-production executive. Morgan will lead on the curation and development of BossaNova’s growing slate of collaborative projects, whilst working closely with the sales team on pitches and pre-sales. She reports to BossaNova founder […]

TBI Weekly: What attending a post-Covid event feels like

NEM Dubrovnik offered another indicator that the face-to-face events circuit is beginning to spark back into life, helped by some stunning views from the market floor. But what is attending a post-Covid event actually like? Tatjana Kostovski of UK-based sales and financing firm BossaNova, reflects on her experience. When the opportunity came along to attend […]

Germany’s Night Train Media buys UK distributor BossaNova

Germany’s Night Train Media (NTM) has taken a majority stake in UK-based distribution company BossaNova. Munich-based NTM was founded in 2020 by former Tele München Group MD Herbert L. Kloiber and focuses on working as a developer, coproducer, financing partner and distribution specialist for in-house and third-party projects. It is backed by German financier Serafin […]