Creative England

Duck Soup taps Creative England exec for development

Duck Soup Films has appointed Creative England’s Kate O’Hara as its new development executive. O’Hara will assist the development of a wide range of high-end scripted drama and comedy across a variety of formats from conception through to production. The new exec will be tasked with discovering new and emerging talent and identifying projects that […]

Sky greenlights Kickstarter toon

Children’s Media Conference: European pay TV platform Sky has commissioned a short-form series that began life on Kickstarter. Sky head of kids content Lucy Murphy ordered an 18x2mins series of Labuntina after finding it online. The singalong property is based on a series of animated music videos aimed at entertaining the two-year old daughter of […]

UK media reacts to Brexit

Industry groups and companies are continuing to react to, and weigh the impact of, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. With the two main political parties in the UK involved in leadership battles and sterling and share indexes taking a post-Brexit hit, the media and creative industries have reacted to last Thursday’s vote. […]

eOne hires chief for drama JV

Entertainment One has hired Polly Williams as the boss of its new UK drama joint venture. The production and distribution group announced in June that it was teaming with Creative England to create a new drama fund designed to back UK-originated drama for the domestic and international markets. Williams joins from UK dram prodco Sally […]

eOne, Creative England create drama fund

Producer and distributor Entertainment One and Creative England are joining forces to create new drama fund designed to back UK-originated drama for the domestic and international markets. Creative England is the not-for-profit group that works with commercial organisations and regional authorities on creative industry initiatives. Alongside eOne it will create a new drama venture and […]