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Former BBC exec Maggie Boden joins Ink Factory creative team

Maggie Boden has been hired as director of development for the London and LA-based indie prodco The Ink Factory. Boden, who was formerly development producer for BBC Drama Studios and Big Light Productions, will be based out of the London office and report to The Ink Factory’s recently appointed creative director Katherine Butler. She also […]

ITV warms to Cold Feet reboot, new drama

UK broadcaster ITV is to bring back popular 1990s comedy drama Cold Feet after 13 years, and has commissioned dramas featuring a Goan hospital and a disturbed teenager with supernatural powers. Original Cold Feet producer Big Talk Productions, which is part of ITV Studios, will return to produce the show, which will be written by […]

ITV confirms £55m TwoFour acquisition

UK broadcaster ITV has confirmed it is buying Plymouth-based production and distribution firm TwoFour Group. The deal will see ITV pay LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, an initial £55 million for a 75% stake in TwoFour parent holding company Boom Supervisory Ltd, with a put and call option for the other […]

November confirmed as ITV drama boss

Acting ITV director of drama Steve November has been confirmed in the role permanently. November has been in the role on an interim basis since previous incumbent Laura Mackie announced she and ITV controller of drama commissioning Sally Haynes were leaving to launch her own drama indie, MainStreet Pictures, backed by Lorraine Heggesey’s Boom Pictures. […]

Lorraine Heggessey’s Boom backs new drama indie

Boom Pictures, the UK indie created last year by former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey, is providing the start-up funding for a new indie, MainStreet Pictures. The new production company is being created by Laura Mackie, currently ITV’s director of drama and Sally Haynes, ITV’s controller of drama Both ITV execs resigned from the broadcaster last […]