Patrick Irwin


Fremantle teams with 87 Films for development

FremantleMedia has partnered with 87 Films for creative scripted development. 87 Films is a UK-based production company formed by Silent Witness writers Dudi Appleton (pictured left) and Jim Keeble (pictured right) as well as executive producer Patrick Irwin (The Fall). Under the agreement, 87 Films will collaborate on scripted projects for the international market alongside […]

The copro landscape: Meet the fixers

A batch of one-stop shop consultancies from the UK aimed at facilitating global coproduction has emerged in the past year. Jesse Whittock gets the low-down on their strategies as the boom in international drama continues. It is obvious that, with television drama in a prolonged golden era, broadcasters will increasingly be on the hunt for […]

Endemol acquires The Fall producer

Production giant Endemol has acquired Wales-based drama producer Artists Studio, which is behind BBC Two’s hit drama The Fall. The deal means Artists Studio will sit within the Endemol UK division, which through its various scripted subsidiaries already produces shows such as Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street. As part of the agreement, coproduction specialist Far […]

Using the UK tax credit to boost trans-Atlantic relations

Patrick Irwin, Justin Thomson-Glover and Louisa Spring – the principals of London and LA-based exec-production, coproduction and financing consultancy Far Moor – discuss how the introduction of the UK TV tax credit should be used to benefit the business on both sides of the Pond. The US cable networks are now looking at their development […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]

Far Moor sets up in the US to exploit UK tax break

Far Moor, the UK consultancy set up by drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin and media law firm Lee & Thomson, has set up an LA base. It has recruited exec producer Louisa Spring (above) as its US representative, who will help channel in business from US companies looking to take advantage of […]

Experts warn UK producers over drama tax credits

A pair of top British drama executives have warned UK producers could miss out on the benefits of the incoming UK tax credits system to US rivals. Justin Thomas-Glover and Patrick Irwin of new UK drama production finance consultancy Far Moor pointed to CBS-owned network Showtime’s decision to use the credit, which comes into play […]

Content Television links with Artists Studio

Distributor Content Television has inked a first-look deal with influential indie Artists Studio. The deal gives Content Television a first-look on acquiring international rights to all Artists Studio productions developed independently of any third party commissions. Content Television’s has already worked with Artists Studio, launching its drama  series The Fall and Thorne internationally. Gub Neal, […]

UK drama experts set up Far Moor

Drama executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin have teamed with media law firm Lee & Thomson to launch a new business Far Moor Media. The new company will be an executive producer business offering consultancy and help to companies working on high-end scripted projects. It will advise on content and on the intricacies of […]