Jane Tranter


HBO boards BBC1’s His Dark Materials

HBO has boarded Bad Wolf’s His Dark Materials adaptation for BBC1, picking up distribution rights for the drama outside the UK. The AT&T-owned cable channel has swooped in for the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, signing on to co-produce alongside Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The drama – which started filming […]

Danny Cohen’s Access buys into Tranter’s Bad Wolf

Access Entertainment has acquired a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the Wales-based prodco that is making a TV version of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Access has already invested in House Productions, the drama indie run by former Channel 4 drama chief Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title Television UK boss Juliette Howell. Former BBC director of television […]

BBC ups Welsh programming investment by 50%

UK pubcaster the BBC is to increase its funding in English-language programming at its Welsh operation by £8.5 million (US$10.6 million) per year. The BBC claimed the increase, which will take its total investment in English-language TV in Wales to about £30 million by 2019/2020, is “the biggest expansion of BBC Wales television output in […]

Jane Tranter’s prodco staffs up

Fledgling producer Bad Wolf has hired Miles Ketley as its chief operating officer and brought on three execs from BBC Worldwide. The prodco, which was formed last year by ex-BBC Worldwide US drama chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is adapting hit novel His Dark Materials for television. As well as Ketley joining, Bad Wolf […]

Jane Tranter sets up £100m Welsh prodco

Jane Tranter has set up Bad Wolf, a new Wales-based prodco that will bring £100 million (US$155.9 million) of investment to the region. Tranter, the former head of BBC Worldwide’s LA production outpost, has teamed with Julie Gardner,  who was part of her team in the US. The new company will be based in south […]

Forde upped as Tranter exits BBC Worldwide Prods

Matt Forde (below) has been promoted at BBC Worldwide North America after the company confirmed the departure of UK-bound Jane Tranter. Julie Gardner is also leaving BBCWW North America’s BBCWW Productions and subsidiary Adjacent Productions to work with Tranter (below right) on a new independent production company. As a result of the departures, executive VP, […]

Tranter to exit BBC Worldwide Productions

Jane Tranter is to leave LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions and return to the UK indie scene. Tranter has been at the head of BBC Worldwide’s US production team since 2009, but is preparing to step down in the next few months, according to UK trade paper Broadcast. BBCWWP’s senior VP, scripted programming Julie Gardner is expected to […]

BBC Two, America on alert for Intruders

The UK’s BBC Two and US cable channel BBC America are coproducing an 8x45mins mystery thriller drama starring Life on Mars actor John Simm. Intruders counts the two channels, plus LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions, as coproducers, with BBC Worldwide distributing internationally. The series will follow a secret society that chases immortality by seeking refuge within […]

BBC America orders original drama Intruders

BBC America has ordered a new original drama series, titled Intruders. Based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel of the same name, the eight-part one-hour series follows a a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Jane Tranter’s West Coast-based BBC Worldwide Productions division will make the series […]

BBC Worldwide on board Starz Blackpool series

Blackpool is the next series to come under the Starz and BBC Worldwide production pact, TBI has learned. Starz announced the show earlier this year although BBC Worldwide’s involvement was not mentioned, but Starz has confirmed that the pair are codeveloping the series as part of their wider programming pact. Worldwide, the commercial arm of […]