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BBC Two gets in Vogue

UK terrestrial BBC Two has commissioned an observational documentary about British fashion magazine Vogue as it nears its centenary year. Simon Chinn’s Lightbox will produce the 2x60mins series in association with Richard Macer’s Platform Productions. The doc will explore the magazine’s role and influence in the UK, with filming taking place at fashion shows around […]

Discovery pre-buys Tsunami feature doc

Discovery Networks Western Europe has pre-bought feature documentary After the Wave, for a number of territories. The deal, brokered with UK-based financing and co-production specialist Drive, hands Discovery broadcast rights in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. TVF International has distribution rights elsewhere. The 1x90mins After the Wave focuses on the […]

The copro landscape: Meet the fixers

A batch of one-stop shop consultancies from the UK aimed at facilitating global coproduction has emerged in the past year. Jesse Whittock gets the low-down on their strategies as the boom in international drama continues. It is obvious that, with television drama in a prolonged golden era, broadcasters will increasingly be on the hunt for […]

SundanceTV puts gears in motion for Drive deal

UK production and financing consultancy Drive is to identify international scripted drama projects for US cable channel SundanceTV. AMC Networks-owned Sundance has put Drive on a retainer after the agency successfully brokered a coproduction between Sundance, BBC Worldwide and BBC Two for upcoming miniseries One Child. Former RDF and Channel 5 coproduction chief Lilla Hurst […]

Sierra/Engine selling brainy new ABC drama The Black Box

Distributor Sierra/Engine will sell The Black Box, the straight-to-series midseason drama just ordered by ABC, internationally. The US broadcast net has given the drama a thirteen-episode order and it will launch in 2014. It follows a world famous neuroscientist as she delves into the mysteries of the brain while dealing with her own family and […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

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