Louise Pedersen


Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Starz, BBC and Company Pictures team for abduction drama

Production has started on The Missing, a US-European coproduced drama about a man obsessed with finding his abducted son. The eight-part drama will be a copro between US premium cabler Starz, UK pubcaster the BBC and All3Media-owned prodcos Company Pictures and New Pictures. Two Brothers Pictures and Playground are also attached along with Fortis Film […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

All3Media sells Rome and Ancient Egypt series around the world

All3Media’s sales arm has shopped Lion Television factual special Meet the Romans and Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings to various international broadcasters. Franco German cultural channel ARTE has picked up the Egypt series and Viasat has taken pan-Scandi and CEE rights to the 2x1hr show. Meet the Romans, meanwhile, […]

All3Media makes Midsomer Murders social push

UK-based programme distributor All3Media International is looking to take its long running drama series Midsomer Murders to a younger audience with the wide roll out of a new social networking extension. The firm launched a beta version of the Midsomer Murders Facebook game earlier this year, and is now in talks with broadcast partners about […]

All3Media will bring Million Second Quiz to market

All3Media’s distribution division will sell the hotly-anticipated The Million Second Quiz show and format internationally. The interactive quiz is being made for US network NBC by All3Media America and All3Media-backed Studio Lambert. NBC commissioned the show last month. Billed as a “state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance […]

Raft of broadcasters buy Gabriel Byrne drama Secret State

Numerous international broadcasters have acquired Secret State, the political drama that stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance, TBI has learned. The four-part miniseries is produced by Shameless producer Company Pictures, which is owned by super indie All3Media. Its sales arm, All3Media International, is selling the it internationally and AMC/Sundance Global has taken the show for […]

All3Media poaches Gary Woolf from BBC Worldwide

The international arm of UK-based super indie All3Media has poached digital specialist Gary Woolf from BBC Worldwide. At All3Media International he will be responsible for researching and implementing new and innovative commercial strategies in emerging and digital markets. At Worldwide he was VP of business development and digital media. Louise Pedersen, managing director at All3Media […]