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Rainmaker makes first indie investment with Saffron Cherry deal

UK-based Rainmaker Content has taken a minority stake in Saffron Cherry Productions, the indie founded by Caroline Roberts-Cherry, Martin Riley and Sally Lindsay. The deal marks the first investment in an indie by Rainmaker, which already had a first-look agreement with the producer. Graham Begg, founder and co-CEO of the distributor, will join Saffron Cherry’s […]

How female-driven stories are opening up drama

Female-led drama has been on the rise for several years but there’s an ongoing evolution around the types of stories now being brought to screen, writes Helen Dugdale. In 2022, it seems odd that we’re still applauding the rise in women taking charge in front and behind the camera. Surely it should just be the […]

Deals round up: Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia; Channel 4 plans car crash; ‘Ida Takes Charge’ at Viaplay

Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia Broadcasters and platforms across Asia have picked up a trio of scripted, factual and event programming, following deals with UK distributor Rainmaker Content. Catchplay+ for Indonesia and Taiwan, U-Next Co., Ltd in Japan and Mediacorp in Singapore have all acquired The Emmy Awards 2021, while Rainmaker has also […]

Rainmaker Content strikes deal to sell Viaplay originals worldwide

Rainmaker Content, the distributor launched last year by former Kew Media Distribution (KMD) execs Greg Phillips and Graham Begg, has struck a deal to sell shows from Nordic-based streamer Viaplay. The agreement, struck via Viaplay’s parent Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), will see Rainmaker acting as a worldwide distribution partner for selected scripted Viaplay originals, […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

Rainmaker names Sky Vision alum Karen Wise as head of sales

Rainmaker Content has appointed former Sky Vision exec Karen Wise as head of sales. In her new role, Wise will be responsible for worldwide international sales and providing strategic insight into high quality content development and acquisition. Wise joined Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of UK broadcaster Sky, in 2012 and went on to […]

Kew Media alums Greg Phillips & Graham Begg launch sales firm, snag BBC comedy

Former Kew Media Distribution (KMD) execs Greg Phillips and Graham Begg have launched a new drama, factual and special event-focused sales outfit, with a deal for a BBC comedy starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the bag. Rainmaker Content has secured global rights outside of the UK to Staged, the lockdown comedy series written […]