John Morris

Atlantic rejigs distribution after Morris exit

UK producer Atlantic has reorganised its commercial operations in the wake of the departure of commercial director John Morris, TBI has learned. Morris left Atlantic last October and then spent the remainder of the year on projects outside of the industry. As 2016 gets underway he told TBI he is focusing on Morris Media Consulting, […]

ABC Oz buys new Attenborough BBC series

ABC in Australia has bought Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, the latest series from the renowned naturalist David Attenborough. The Australian pubcaster will launch the three-parter next year. It follows Attenborough as he returns to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, including exploring the aquatic eco system in a manned submersible. The 4K series was commissioned by BBC […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

Broadcasters buy new David Attenborough series

Atlantic Productions has sold its two-part documentary David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates to a host of broadcasters. National Geographic Channels International, ABC in Australia and TVNZ have acquired the show, which was originally commissioned by the BBC in the UK. The two-parter looks at the evolution of vertebrates, taking in key […]