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TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

TBI Special Report Part One: Adapting production during lock down and beyond

Screen production has been among the hardest hit sectors from the Covid-19 pandemic, with freelance workers in particular suffering badly. Mark Layton explores how some businesses have adapted and evaluates lockdown’s lingering effect It is hard to understate the impact that Covid-19 has had on communities around the world. First and foremost, of course, is […]

Buccaneer appoints Richard Tulk-Hart from A+E Networks as co-CEO

Richard Tulk-Hart is stepping down from his role as A+E Networks MD of international distribution, formats and co-productions to join Marcella producer Buccaneer Media. Tulk-Hart becomes joint CEO alongside company founder Tony Wood and will oversee the commercialisation of Buccaneer’s projects and driving business growth, with Wood focusing on creative development and production. Prior to […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights, Orange Smarty, Beano Studios

Cineflix Rights scores French deal for Marcella The London-based distributor has sold series one of hit drama Marcella into Canal Plus-owned French channel Polar+. The 8 x 60-minute crime thriller, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV and Netflix, stars Anna Friel as a Metropolitan police officer investigating a serial killer while dealing with a personal crisis. The drama — […]

Remedy Productions appoints CCO

Remedy Productions, whose recent productions include BBC1’s Saturday night, family game show Ready or Not, and a recent episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches, has just appointed Denis O’Connor as its new chief creative officer. O’Connor comes from Buccaneer Media where, as head of department, he oversaw development, pitching and production of the company’s unscripted department. Prior to that he worked […]

MTV inks deal for Just Tattoo of Us

Viacom network MTV is to debut a reality series titled Just Tattoo of Us on 62 international territories and digital platforms next year. The series, from Gobstopper Television, has been given the greenlight out of the UK, and will aim to tap into the zeitgeist around skin inking. “The popularity of tattoos right now is […]

Irvine Welsh novel set for TV remake

An Irvine Welsh novel is set to get a television adaptation, marking the such development in the acclaimed author’s career. Buccaneer Media has acquired rights to Welsh’s novel Crime, and is in Cannes searching for partners for the show, which will have the same name. Actor Dougray Scott (My Week with Marilyn) is attached to […]

Marcella co-creator joins Tony Wood indie

Marcella co-creator Nicola Larder has joined the ITV show’s production company, Buccaneer Media, as executive producer of development. Larder (pictured) has also worked with Buccaneer on Sky Living unscripted series Desi Rascals, as well as for indies such as World Productions and Leopard Drama. She joins following the ratings success of Marcella, which she co-created […]

Nick, YTV order Anglo-Canadian copro

Nickelodeon and Canada’s YTV have co-ordered a live-action series from British and Canadian production companies. The 20x30mins Ride will be a coproduction of the UK’s Buccaneer Media and Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment. The show follows a North American girl, who moves to England with her dad when he begins a job at an elite equestrian school. […]

Buccaneer nabs Big Bro exec from Endemol Shine

London-based Buccaneer Media has poached an Endemol Shine UK executive to become its head of unscripted. Denis O’Connor (pictured) joins the firm from Endemol Shine Group’s Initial, where he was creative director of Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit of the Side and Celebrity Big Brother. He will work alongside Buccaneer founder Tony Wood, who is […]