Pulse FIlms

Sky & Hulu partner for Pulse Films true crime doc

European pay-TV giant Sky and Disney-owned US streamer Hulu have partnered to co-produce a true crime feature documentary about a man who claims he committed murder in his sleep. The 1 x 90-minute Dead Asleep (working title), which is being produced by London-based Pulse Films, will debut on Sky Crime and streaming service NOW in […]

Pulse Films names Anna Friel ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ & partners for series adaptation

London-based Pulse Films has acquired the rights to adapt British author Karen Hamilton’s thriller novel The Perfect Girlfriend into a scripted series. Thomas Benski and Nicola Larder will executive produce for Pulse Films, alongside actor Anna Friel (Marcella), whose production company Wonder Well Productions has boarded as co-producer, while she will star in the project. […]

Pulse Films non-fiction chief Jon Alwen exits to launch doc-focused Astronaut

Pulse Films’ non-fiction chief Jon Alwen has stepped down to launch his own production firm. Astronaut Films will focus on premium documentaries for UK and international markets and is based out of London. Alwen moved to Pulse having been head of docs at All3Media-owned LionTV and before that worked as an exec producer at Voltage […]

AMC replaces Cinemax on Sky’s ‘Gangs Of London’ S2

AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London. The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London. It was created by […]

Show of the week: Inside Missguided

This four-part docuseries taps into the trend of fast fashion and the highs and lows of operating in the clothing business. It revolves around the Missguided brand, which grew rapidly over eight years into a major player in the UK fashion world, turning over more than £200m ($260m) a year. The 4 x 60 minute […]

Sniderman joins Blue Ant from Vice’s Pulse

Blue Ant Media has added to its senior management team by bringing in Sam Sniderman from Vice Media-owned Pulse Films. Sniderman has been named global head of commercial affairs at the Toronto-based broadcast, production and distribution company. His hire comes soon after Blue Ant acquired David Haslingden’s Racat Group. He was previously global COO and […]

Dragons’ Den exec joins Pulse for unscripted

Vice-backed Pulse Films has hired Ceri Aston (right) as head of non scripted. Aston is best known as the executive producer of the UK version of Dragons’ Den, and is credited with revitalising the show on the BBC. As a BBC Entertainment exec, her credits also include Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands and […]

Vice lines up short-form scripted

Vice Media has ordered a slate of short-form scripted content from New York-based digital studio Blackpills. Pulse Films, which Vice acquired last year, will also produce additional content associated with the pact. The Blackpills shows will be distributed on a new video-focused Vice digital site, video.vice.com in the US. Productions from Luc Besson, Zoe Cassavettes […]

History doubles down on docs

US cable network History has commissioned more than 100 hours of documentary series and specials, as part of an “increased focus” on the genre. History president and general manager Jana Bennett (pictured) has greenlit programming focused on topics such as drugs, the emigration of various peoples to the US, and iconic American cars. America’s War […]

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