Dancing Ledge Productions

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from MIPTV 2022

While the first MIPTV in three years might have attracted folk from more than 80 countries to the French Riviera, the big stories of the week were happening elsewhere. For those of a British persuasion, news that the UK government has chosen to formally press ahead with privatisation of Channel 4 dominated dinner discussions on Monday night in Cannes. Attention on Tuesday […]

Fremantle takes majority stake in UK’s Dancing Ledge Productions

Fremantle has upped its stake in Dancing Ledge Productions to become the majority shareholder of the UK-based indie that is behind BBC dramas such as The Responder and The Salisbury Poisonings. Founded by CEO Laurence Bowen in 2016, with backing from Fremantle, Dancing Ledge Productions has expanded rapidly, with Chris Carey joining as managing director […]

ScreenSkills & Dancing Ledge reveal mentors for new writers initiative

UK training organisation ScreenSkills and The Responder firm Dancing Ledge Productions have unveiled four leading writers to mentor rising stars in the ScreenSkills New Writers Programme 2022. The four are: Joe Barton (Giri/Haji), whose mentee is yet to be confirmed; Chris Lang (Unforgotten), who will work with Abigail Rolling; Camilla Blackett (New Girl), who mentors […]

BBC orders ‘Crossfire’ thriller with Dancing Ledge & Keeley Hawes

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned Crossfire, a new miniseries about a hotel shooting to star and be executive produced by Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes. Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge Productions will reportedly team with Hawes’ Buddy Club Productions to produce the three-part series for BBC One. It will be written by Apple Tree Yard scribe Louise Doughty […]

Disney+ greenlights action-comedy ‘Wedding Season’ for Star

Disney+ has greenlit Wedding Season, a UK-produced original romantic-comedy action series for the streamer’s Star label. The eight-part series is being produced by Dancing Ledge Productions (The Salisbury Poisonings) and Jax Media (Emily In Paris), and written and executive produced by Oliver Lyttelton. Chris Carey, Laurence Bowen and Toby Bruce will also exec produce for […]

AMC explores BBC’s ‘Salisbury Poisonings’ after striking Fremantle deal

US cable network AMC has picked up rights to BBC scripted series The Salisbury Poisonings, which recently became the UK broadcaster’s biggest overnight drama launch in six years. The show, which will debut in the US this autumn, is based on the true story of the 2018 Novichok poisonings and the impact it had on […]

Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge appoints Chris Carey as MD

UK-based Dancing Ledge Productions has promoted its executive producer Chris Carey to become the Delhi Crime prodco’s MD. Carey will work alongside CEO Laurence Bowen to oversee the Fremantle-backed company, which has also been behind TV and film projects for UK broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, Dave/UKTV, Film 4 and the History […]

‘Les Mis’ producer Chris Carey boards Dancing Ledge

Les Misérables producer Chris Carey has joined Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge Productions.  The exec, who most recently served as an EP for BBC Studios-owned Lookout Point, is to serve as executive producer for The New Pope prodco as it expands its drama slate. Carey — who recently took part in TBI’s inaugural One-to-One session with Sky exec Jane […]

Fremantle inks first TV deal with author Paulo Coelho

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), together with Random House Studio and Dancing Ledge Productions, has signed an exclusive deal with The Alchemist author Paulo Coelho to develop the first-ever TV drama series based on his work. Exploring themes and characters from his novels, The Devil and Miss Prym, Brida and The Witch of Portobello, the crime […]