Hat Trick International


Show of the week: Drag Lab

Distributor: Hat Trick International Producer: Summer Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A British drag collective gives guests lacking in confidence a drag makeover Summer Films’ 6 x 60-minute series centers on one of the UK’s most popular drag collectives, Manchester’s The Family Gorgeous, which hosts a monthly workshop where they teach guests how to […]

Hat Trick’s Whose Line is it Anyway? heads to the Middle East

Unscripted comedy format Whose Line is it Anyway? is set to be adapted for the Middle East and will be the first version to be produced in Arabic. Commissioned by Ten TV from Cairo-based Global Productions, the local adaptation will initially air for 14 episodes. The series is now in production and will debut in December […]

Hat Trick hires ex-Gaumont exec for first acquisitions role

Hat Trick International (HTI) has hired former Gaumont exec Hana Zidek as its first acquisitions executive for third party titles. Zidek has been at HTI for 13 months on maternity cover for Sarah Bickley, who is now back in her role as senior sales executive. In this role, Zidek sold scripted series and formats, in […]

UKTV takes Pop copro as W’s debut drama original

Britain’s UKTV has commissioned its first ever original drama for its W net, a coproduction with US cable channel Pop that has Anna Paquin (The Piano) as its star. Flack will follow as a sharp and witty American PR guru living in London, whose working expertise clashes with her inability to have a successful personal […]

Ex-Gaumont sales exec joins Hat Trick

Former Gaumont International sales VP Hana Zidek has joined Hat Trick International, TBI has learned. Zidek left Gaumont earlier this year as the company restructured its sales team under Vanessa Shapiro, shifting its operation from LA to London, but has now joined the sales arm of UK indie producer Hat Trick. At HTI, she has […]

Hat Tricks offers Cheap Cheap Cheap option

London-based distributor Hat Trick International is debuting four formats next month in Cannes, including a Noel Edmonds effort. Cheap Cheap Cheap is billed as “an inspired collision of comedy and gameshow”, taking place in a fictional convenience store where British presenter Edmonds (Deal or No Deal) plays a store owner. He will invite pairs of […]

Deal monitor: RTÉ, Radio Gaga, Exodus

BBC Worldwide will sell an upcoming comedy from Ireland’s RTÉ, while Hat Trick International and Lineup Industries have signed new distribution deals. The BBC’s commercial arm has taken rights to Nowhere Fast, which Deadpan Pictues (Can’t Cope Won’t Cope) is producing with support from local body the BAI and Section 481 tax credits. The RTÉ2 […]

TRX preps move into movies

TRX is looking to add movies to the TV content on its soon to launch rights trading platform, its execs have told TBI. The platform, which received funding from Sky and Channel 4 in its latest funding round, was conceived as a way to buy and sell TV rights but it now looking to expand […]

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