Neal Street Productions


Inside UK drama’s tipping point

As 2019 kicks off with the anticipation of new drama-packed SVODs, Neal Street Productions co-founder Dame Pippa Harris tells Kaltrina Bylykbashi how the rise of streamers has left UK drama at a dangerous tipping point For Dame Pippa Harris, and her Neal Street Productions, which All3Media brought under its umbrella in 2015, there is much […]

Green invests in UK-based Indie Prodco

Richard Green has signed an investment deal with UK-based factual indie prodco Midnight Oil Pictures. The investment follows Midnight Oil’s pitch to investors at Indielab, a business growth programme, last year. Victoria Powell, founder of Indielab said: “We are delighted to see Midnight Oil land an investment deal with Richard. With his unrivalled expertise and support, […]

Sky, Amazon team to form Roman Army drama

European satcaster Sky and Amazon Prime Video in the US are to coproduce a big-budget drama focusing on the Roman Imperial Army. The pair have enlisted Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) to pen Britannia, which will be set in AD43 and run to ten episodes. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland on […]

Sky, Showtime end Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful, the British-American gothic drama, will not return for a fourth season. Series creator John Logan confirmed the show, which is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US, was ending after three seasons, as did the show’s official Twitter feed. #ItWasForetold… The three-season opus envisioned by John Logan has come […]

Ex-FremantleMedia UK boss joins All3

Former FremantleMedia UK CEO Sara Geater is joining another UK-based production giant, All3Media, as COO. Since leaving FremantleMedia’s British arm in 2014 after seven years, she has taken on the chairmanship of indie body PACT, and will joins Gogglebox firm All3 with immediate effect. This comes after All3’s former COO, Jane Turton, secured the CEO […]

All3 buys Penny Dreadful prodco

All3Media has bought Penny Dreadful producer Neal Street Productions for an undisclosed fee. Neal Street, which American Beauty director Sam Mendes co-founded, produces such as Sky Atlantic and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful and BBC One’s Call the Midwife. The company has been on the block since November last year, with reports at the time suggesting Mendes […]

Carnival poaches ABC drama exec

Downton Abbey prodco Carnival Films has poached a development executive from US broadcast network ABC. Alex Sapot is relocating from ABC’s LA office to London to become a development producer at the NBCUniversal International Television Production-owned Carnival. At ABC, she was executive director of drama development, working on shows such as How to Get Away […]

John Logan talks Penny Dreadful

John Logan is the three-time Oscar-nominated writer behind Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and Skyfall, among other features, and is also penning the new James Bond movie. As a playwright and movie scribe of some repute, the move to TV was not top of Logan’s to-do list – and yet he is the man behind the […]

Sky Atlantic reads up on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

UK satellite channel Sky Atlantic will coproduce the upcoming Sam Mendes-produced Showtime thriller drama Penny Dreadful. The BSkyB-owned channel is now attached to the eight-part series, which was created by Oscar-nominee John Logan and has American Beauty director Mendes on board as executive producer. Logan and Mendes previously hooked up on James Bond feature Skyfall […]