Fresh Meat

BBCWW backs new Peep Show team indie

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has backed a new indie formed by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the writers behind Peep Show and Fresh Meat. Various Artists Limited (VAL) will be lead by Bain and Armstrong, who have joined forces with former Channel 4 commissioners Phil Clarke and Roberto Troni on the venture. BBCWW will take a […]

Viceland poaches BBC exec in trio of hires

As Viceland sets itself to launch in Europe, the Vice Media-owned channel has poached a BBC documentaries development chief as one of three new hires. Dan Louw has joined the US-based firm as VP, development for Viceland UK, with Peep Show and Fresh Meat producer Debi Roach also joining as VP, TV production, EMEA. Cam […]

All3’s Objective invests in drama prodco

All3Media-owned UK prodco Objective Productions has set up an umbrella deal with fledgling drama and documentary indie Vox Pictures. The deal will see Vox relocate to Objective’s County Hall, London base, and receive back-end support, financial advice and distribution, with Objective taking a minority stake in future Vox projects. Vox will remain an independent company […]

Hulu unveils 2014 originals, acquisitions

US streaming site Hulu has unveiled a deep slate of original programmes and new acquisitions for 2014 that includes a raft of content from international partners. NBCU, Fox and Disney-owned Hulu announced seventeen new or returning series yesterday including Deadbeat, its first copro with Lionsgate. The 10x30mins supernatural comedy will debut in April, be exec […]

New drama hub for UK’s Manchester as tax breaks kick in

The UK city of Manchester is continuing its push into media production by opening a new 360,000 sq. ft. drama hub designed to take advantage of the new British tax credit system. The site will complement The Sharp Project’s existing drama studios in Gorton, Greater Manchester, where shows including Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Sky […]

Sky Living announces new pilots in drama drive

Sky Living HD has ordered two new pilots and announced big name cast additions for previously announced projects as part of an ongoing push into original drama. The pair of new offerings from the UK pay TV network, which is part of BSkyB’s channel portfolio, are Lawless and The Psychopath Next Door (pictured). Lawless will […]

Channel 4 renews raft of comedies

British broadcaster Channel 4 has recommissioned a number of its hit comedies including Fresh Meat and Phone Shop. The ad supported commercial network has renewed both series for third seasons. Lime Pictures-produced Fresh Meat airs on the main Channel 4 network, while Phone Shop, which is produced by Talkback Thames, airs on digital channel E4. […]