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‘McMafia’, ‘Real Full Monty’ among International Emmy winners

UK series McMafia has picked up the International Emmy Award for drama at the 47th edition of the annual ceremony in New York. The BBC and AMC drama, produced by Cuba Pictures, follows the English-raised son of Russian exiles who is drawn into a life of crime when his family’s murderous past returns to threaten […]

AMC in league with BBC’s McMafia

US cable channel AMC has joined BBC One on an organised crime drama series. The latest collaboration between the networks is on drama McMafia and comes after AMC closed a coproduction agreement with BBC Worldwide North America. AMC, the BBC and Cuba Pictures (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) are coproducing the drama in association with […]

Worldwide buys into literary agency, prodco

BBC Worldwide has bought 10% of Original Talent, the parent company of literary agency Curtis Brown and UK drama prodco Cuba Pictures. Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, has had a first-look deal with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (pictured) producer Cuba since 2014. Cuba was set up as the TV production arm […]

Endemol secures Mam Tor first-look deal

Endemol Worldwide Distribution has secured an exclusive three-year development and distribution deal with new UK prodco Mam Tor Productions. Endemol’s sales arm will provide development funding and deficit financing in return for rights to programming coming from the prodco. Mam Tor launched in April this year with former film and TV agent Tally Garner at […]

BBC Worldwide cuts first-look with UK prodco

BBC Worldwide has agreed a first-look deal with Cuba Pictures, the UK production company behind Boy A and the upcoming Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Worldwide will help fund Cuba’s new programming and provide marketing and commercial support in return for international rights to its output. The prodco is part of literary agency Curtis Brown […]

Far Moor sets up in the US to exploit UK tax break

Far Moor, the UK consultancy set up by drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin and media law firm Lee & Thomson, has set up an LA base. It has recruited exec producer Louisa Spring (above) as its US representative, who will help channel in business from US companies looking to take advantage of […]

Endemol, BBC America, Bell onboard BBC1 drama

Endemol Worldwide Distribution, BBC America and Bell Media channel Space are among new partners to join upcoming BBC1 fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. The programme goes into pre-production this month, lead by producers Cuba Films and Feel Films and financing specialist Far Moor. It can now count Endemol Worldwide Distribution , BBC America, Space, Screen Yorkshire and Canadian prodco […]