Far Moor Media

Ringside hires Patrick Irwin as EP; reuniting Far Moor co-founders

UK-based prodco Ringside Studios, the joint venture launched last year between France’s Newen and British exec Gub Neal, has hired Patrick Irwin as an executive producer. Irwin served as EP on BBC dramas The Fall and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and more recently on Alibi’s Miss Scarlet And The Duke, and in his new […]

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 […]

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 […]

Endemol acquires The Fall producer

Production giant Endemol has acquired Wales-based drama producer Artists Studio, which is behind BBC Two’s hit drama The Fall. The deal means Artists Studio will sit within the Endemol UK division, which through its various scripted subsidiaries already produces shows such as Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street. As part of the agreement, coproduction specialist Far […]

UK drama experts set up Far Moor

Drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin have teamed with media law firm Lee & Thomson to launch a new business Far Moor Media. The new company will be an executive producer business offering consultancy and help to companies working on high-end scripted projects. It will advise on content and on the intricacies of […]