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BBC Two plots Harvey Weinstein doc

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is to be the subject of a feature length doc from UK pubcaster BBC Two. Weinstein (WT) will look at the rise and fall of the producer, whose career is in tatters after multiple allegations of rape, sexual assault and other bizarre sexual practices. The doc will run to 90 […]

MIPCOM slates – Drive & Beta Film

Drive Media Rights UK-based Drive has revealed its factual slate for Cannes from a line up of premium programming from producers. The shows come from Tin Can Island, Oxford Films, October Films, Blink Films, Back2Back and Antidote. The slate includes six shows: Wilder Australia, a new Ray Mears series (pictured); Body Cam Cops, a hidden […]

Drive investigates Rome, debuts Annie

UK-based Drive Media Rights heads into its first MIPTV with a doc series studying the Roman Empire and another about a young women trying to understand her birth family’s troubled life. 8 Days that Made Rome is an 8x60mins series from October Films that focuses on key moments that defined Ancient Rome. Historian Bettany Hughes […]

Drive revs up first market slate

Newbie distributor Drive Media Rights will launch a commemorative Star Trek special and an extreme weather series at MIPCOM, its first market since forming last month. Drive started as a boutique funding and copro consultancy, and has now moved into programme sales, with former Zodiak sales exec Laura Masson at the helm. Its first slate […]

Drive’s distribution arm strikes Barcroft deal

Fledging distributor Drive Media Rights has picked up a raft of content from Barcroft Media. Drive is the UK-based funding and copro specialist that officially launched its distribution arm last week, with former Zodiak exec Laura Masson heading up sales. It said today that it has added a 1,000 short films from Barcroft, which has […]

Drive moves into distribution, strikes Netflix deal

TV funding specialist Drive has moved into distribution, launching a new division and striking a deal with Netflix. Former Zodiak exec Laura Masson will head up international sales. The sales arm of the company will be called Drive Media Rights. Its first sale is Ronachan Films’ doc First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon, which […]