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Canal+ buys ITV’s Frankenstein drama

French pay TV operator Canal+ has acquired 6x60mins drama The Frankenstein Chronicles from Endemol Shine International. The show, commissioned by UK broadcaster ITV, is set in 1827 London and follows a detective hunting a gruesome killer that comes up against the medical and political establishment as a conspiracy around reanimated dead comes to light. “We […]

Using the UK tax credit to boost trans-Atlantic relations

Patrick Irwin, Justin Thomson-Glover and Louisa Spring – the principals of London and LA-based exec-production, coproduction and financing consultancy Far Moor – discuss how the introduction of the UK TV tax credit should be used to benefit the business on both sides of the Pond. The US cable networks are now looking at their development […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]

Far Moor sets up in the US to exploit UK tax break

Far Moor, the UK consultancy set up by drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin and media law firm Lee & Thomson, has set up an LA base. It has recruited exec producer Louisa Spring (above) as its US representative, who will help channel in business from US companies looking to take advantage of […]

UK gov’t defends drama tax break system

The UK government has defended the incoming television tax break system, following concerns the scheme would favour US companies over UK drama producers. Earlier this week, Justin Thomas-Glover and Patrick Irwin of UK-based drama financing consultancy Far Moor launched a scathing attack on the system, which comes into effect on April 1. They claimed the […]

Experts warn UK producers over drama tax credits

A pair of top British drama executives have warned UK producers could miss out on the benefits of the incoming UK tax credits system to US rivals. Justin Thomas-Glover and Patrick Irwin of new UK drama production finance consultancy Far Moor pointed to CBS-owned network Showtime’s decision to use the credit, which comes into play […]

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 […]