Kate Beale

Woodcut appoints BBC, Lion TV veteran

UK indie producer Woodcut Media has appointed Jeremy Mills chairman. Mills (pictured) is the co-founder of UK factual indie Lion and also had a long career in news, current affairs and factual programming at UK pubcaster the BBC. Having co-founded Lion, he exited after it was sold to All3Media. In the newly-created chairman role, Woodcut […]

Talent TV restructures, Beal launches new indie

The Talent TV Group is disposing of its subsidiaries and bringing in a new chairman in a wholesale restructure. The UK-based production group, best known for producing Eyeworks format Test the Nation in the UK for BBC, is has sold Talent TV South factual division to Stitchcombe for £96,000 (US$161,040). Stitchcombe is a UK-based lifestyle content […]

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, […]