House Productions


Exclusive: BBC Studios eyes “channels, streaming & prodco” investment

BBC Studios (BBCS) is looking to make the most of its increased investment capability following its annual results yesterday, with spending on production companies, streaming expansion and channels on the agenda. The commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster revealed record profits for 2021/22 of £226m ($267m), as well as a new sales high that hit almost $2bn, and […]

News round-up: Taiwan’s TAICCA links with Grazer’s Imagine; Disney serialises ‘Australia’; BBC extends ‘Sherwood’

Taiwan’s TAICCA links with Grazer & Howard’s Imagine Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) has partnered with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment to create a new scheme to support local writers. Emerge is designed to support Taiwanese writers, directors and producers to develop Chinese-language original TV series with hands-on guidance from experienced producers in […]

BBCS takes full ownership of ‘Brexit’ & ‘Sherwood’ firm House Productions

BBC Studios (BBCS) has increased its stake in UK-based producer House Productions, taking full control of the firm behind upcoming Disney+ show The Good Mothers and Channel 4’s Benedict Cumberbatch-starring drama Brexit – The Uncivil War. House Productions was launched in 2016 by Tessa Ross, former head of Film 4, and Working Title TV’s chief […]

House Productions to adapt Auschwitz book ‘The Volunteer’

BBC Studios-backed House Productions, the UK indie behind Benedit Cumberbatch-starring Brexit – The Uncivil War, has picked up rights to Jack Fairweather’s biography The Volunteer. The title, which was named Costa Book Of The Year last month, is the untold but true story of Witold Pilecki, a covert operative who volunteered to be captured and […]

UKTV & RTÉ board Sharon Horgan drama

UKTV has partnered with RTÉ to bring Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) drama Women on the Verge to UKTV’s premium entertainment channel W. The six part series will be co-produced by Horgan’s Merman and House Productions. Women on the Verge is based on the best-selling book Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, by Lorna Martin, […]

BBC-backed House continues staff build

Fledgling UK drama prodco House Productions has hired a commercial chief, as the firm continues to build its ranks. Haryy Dixon has left Film4 to become commercial director for House, which launched last year and quickly founded backers in the shape of BBC Worldwide and Danny Cohen’s Access Entertainment. Dixon will join in March, and […]

House Productions staffs up

Fledgling UK producer House Productions has added three execs to its ranks. It has hired Tom Leggett, Polly Buckle and Ann Phillip, who have all joined the new prodco’s development team House is the new London-based producer set up by Former Channel 4 drama chief Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title Television UK boss Juliette Howell. […]

BBCWW backs Alex Graham, Michael Jackson firm

BBC Worldwide has bought a minority stake in Two Cities Television, a new drama indie that Alex Graham and Michael Jackson have established. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster will gain global distribution rights across platforms for all Two Cities-produced shows over a five-year period in return. UK trade Broadcast broke the news this […]

Cohen, BBCWW make down payments on House

Former Channel 4 drama chief Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title Television UK boss Juliette Howell can count of the backing of BBC Worldwide and Access Industries for their new indie. The pair will run House Productions as joint CEOs, and will focus on premium television and feature films. News of the indie’s creation broke in […]