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Sky orders across true crime, sport & nature in factual boost

European pay-TV giant Sky has boosted its factual offering with six new commissions across its channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Crime and Sky Nature. All six new titles will also be available on streaming service NOW, with three heading to Sky Documentaries, including The Assassination Of Olof Palme, a ‘thriller-esque” four-parter set in Cold […]

All3’s Aurora Media hires Nutopia producer as creative director

All3Media-owned UK producer Aurora Media Worldwide has appointed a series producer from Jane Root’s Nutopia to oversee its creative. Greg Vince takes the newly-created post of creative director of originals at Aurora, with a remit to increase the company’s factual entertainment output. He will also focus on creating original content for broadcasters, OTT and streaming […]

Nutopia hires Nat Geo alum Geoff Daniels for unscripted entertainment

Welcome To Earth producer Nutopia has hired former Nat Geo EVP Geoff Daniels to a new role overseeing the company’s unscripted entertainment output. Daniels becomes EVP of unscripted entertainment at the Jane Root-founded company and will work across all series in production, manage program marketing and help to liaise with Nutopia’s production partners and talent. […]

Netflix preps African queen docudrama from Westbrook & Nutopia

Netflix has handed a two-season order to Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nutopia for a new docudrama series about African queens. Pinkett Smith is set to executive produce the as-yet-untitled series, which is being written by Peres Owino (Bound: Africans vs African-Americans) and NneNne Iwuji (Yellow). The show will follow a […]

Netflix preps UK reality show & orders true crime docuseries

Netflix has ordered three new UK-produced reality and entertainment series, along with a true crime docuseries. Unveiled at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday, the new UK shows include Snowflake Mountain, a reality series which takes a bunch of “clueless kidults” who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at […]

Nat Geo inks first-look Westbrook deal & expands adventure slate

Disney-backed National Geographic is expanding its adventure-based slate, by signing a five-year first-look unscripted deal with Westbrook Studios and making a slew of new commissions. The Westbrook agreement covers the development of all unscripted projects in the areas of adventure, exploration, travel and science for all of National Geographic’s TV platforms and its Disney+ originals. […]

Nutopia rejigs development team with key promotions

US-and-UK-based factual prodco Nutopia has promoted Samantha Fernandes to head of development and Rob MacAndrew to VP of science development. Fernandes, who current serves as deputy head of development, will now oversee the day-to-day running of the development slate across all genres at the Jane Root-led firm. Joining Nutopia as a development researcher in 2015, […]

Cineflix Rights to distribute Nutopia health doc ‘Extra Life’

UK-based Cineflix Rights has acquired distribution rights to Nutopia-produced documentary Extra Life: A Short History Of Living Longer. The 4 x 60-minute series was originally produced for PBS in the US and explores the advances in science and medicine that have doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, as well as the unsung […]

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