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DRG seeks copro partners as drama pact renews

UK-based distributor DRG is looking for coproduction partners on a range of new drama projects after it renewed its first-look deal with scripted producer Three Rivers Fiction. DRG first joined forces with Three Rivers in March 2015 as it began striking a series of representation agreements with indies. It has this week re-upped with the […]

BBC exec moves to Jasper James’ Screen Glue

Will Aslett has joined UK indie Screen Glue from pubcaster the BBC. Screen Glue is the independent UK-based prodco created by Jasper James, former creative director at Walking with Dinosaurs producer Impossible Pictures. James and Aslett worked together at Impossible, and will be reunited at Screen Glue, with the new recruit coming in to work […]

Beowulf story set for ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a 13-part drama re-imagining of the mythical fantasy story Beowulf. ITV Studios is working up the series, with filming beginning in April next year ahead of an unspecified TX date. ITV is billing the show as “a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past”. No cast […]

New UK factual group buys 360Production, plans acquisitions

A new British production group whose top executives include former Red Arrow UK and RHI Entertainment boss Joel Denton and Ingenious Ventures co-founder Antony Fraser has acquired Impossible Pictures’ 360Production. Rare Television has launched with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co, a London-based boutique media services and advisory firm. It has […]

News brief: eOne agrees first-look with UK indie

Producer and distributor eOne has agreed a first-look deal with Three River Studios, the UK factual indie created by former Impossible Pictures exec Jonathan Drake. eOne will have an exclusive first-look option on Three River projects and will handle the worldwide rights for all accepted projects.    

Primeval duo setting up drama division at ITV

Impossible Pictures executives Tim Haines and Katie Newman have left the Primeval producer to join ITV and will set up a new high-end drama division at the UK commercial broadcaster. Haines was creative director at Impossible and is now creative director, drama, ITV Studios. Newman is executive producer, drama, the same title she had at […] hires Jane Hyndman

Content rights specialists has hired Jane Hyndman. The former etv and Europe Movieco Partners (Disney and Sony), will advise clients on their use of apps and social media including games on Facebook and Twitter. The company, which advises companies across the TV and film and wider media industry, also announced that it will open […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

Syfy and Hulu buy Primeval: New World

Entertainment One has sold Primeval: New World to Hulu and Syfy in the US. The distributor will be launching the series at MIPCOM and has concluded several deals ahead of the trip to Cannes. In the US, Syfy has basic cable rights and Hulu has subscription and ad-supported video-on-demand rights. Syfy has also pay TV […]