Kew Media Distribution


Show of the week: ‘High Maintenance’

High Maintenance (8 x 60 minutes) is something of a new take on the popular engineering sub-genre that explores the building of megastructures. Rather than focusing on construction, this series is about maintenance. The series was developed by Toronto-based Frantic Films, part of Kew Media Group, and is repped by its distribution arm Kew Media […]

Kew Media Distribution: Beyond ‘Neverland’

Tim Dams explores the rise of documentary powerhouse Kew Media Distribution Halfway through 2019, there’s little doubt about the most impactful documentary of the year – Dan Reed’s explosive and revelatory Michael Jackson film, Leaving Neverland. The documentary, which prompted a rethink about the legacy of the late pop icon as well as furious backlash […]

TBI Factual Hot Pick: ‘High Maintenance’

High Maintenance (8 x 60 minutes) is something of a new take on the popular engineering sub-genre that explores the building of megastructures. Rather than focusing on construction, this series is about maintenance. The series was developed by Toronto-based Frantic Films, and is repped by Kew Media Distribution, both of which are part of Kew […]

Wild Money: The new rules of play in distribution

Distributors are under greater pressure than ever, needing to be nimble, innovative and cash-rich – all at the same time. TBI gathered distributors of shows such as Bodyguard and Leaving Neverland to discuss all things content: what’s cutting through, what they’re walking away from and why they’re stepping in where commissioners are falling short How […]

Kew Media receives “unprecedented” interest in Jackson doc

Kew Media Distribution says it has received “unprecedented” interest in Channel 4/HBO doc Leaving Neverland and has brokered over 130 deals around the world. Through a host of individual and pan-territory deals, multiple countries are set to air the two-part doc after a successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Among the line-up of channels […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

Kew lands int’l rights for C4 & HBO’s Leaving Neverland

Kew Media Distribution has secured the international rights – excluding the UK and US – for the Channel 4 and HBO co-production Leaving Neverland. Leaving Neverland is a two-part documentary featuring two men who recount their experiences of being abused by Michael Jackson. James Safechuck and Wade Robson recount how they were both befriended by […]

Kew lands global rights for Nick Broomfield’s Leonard Cohen doc

Kew Media Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights for Nick Broomfield’s Sundance-selected doc Marianne & Leonard – Word of Love. Marianne & Leonard is a story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Broomfield, first met Ihlen aged 20 when she introduced him to Cohen’s music. She remained an influence […]

US arts network Ovation buys Frankie Drake Mysteries

Kew Media Distribution has sold CBC drama Frankie Drake Mysteries into US arts network Ovation. Ovation has signed on for two series (21 x 60 minutes) of the Canadian drama, which is set in 1920s Toronto and follows the city’s only female private detectives. The show is an original for the Canadian public broadcaster. It […]

Kew Media Distribution appoints business development VP

Kew Media Distribution has hired Graham Begg to oversee business development and producer relations. The newly created role will see the exec serving as producer liaison on content acquisitions across all genres, working closely with the company’s suppliers to ensure efficient collaboration with the distribution team. The London-based Begg – whose official role is VP […]