Emily Elisha

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

Banijay to distribute Diana death doc

Banijay Rights will sell a French-produced docu-film that explores the death of Princess Diana. The 1x60mins Diana: The Truth Behind Her Death (WT) features exclusive testimony from contributors and witnesses, including the team that investigated her death and emergency services who tried to save her. Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed died in a car crash […]

Zodiak celebrates Rare Day deal

Zodiak Rights has struck a first look deal with UK factual indie Rare Day, handing the sales arm of European production group Zodiak Media an initial nine new titles. Zodiak will debut the shows, which total 13 hours, at MIPTV. These include Channel 5’s 4x60mins Brain Hospital: Saving Lives and Channel 4’s 1x60mins Jackpots & […]