Raise the Roof Productions

ITV & Amazon Prime Video join ScreenSkills unscripted fund

UK broadcaster ITV and Amazon’s Prime Video have both signed up to the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund, which was created to support skills and training development for the unscripted workforce. The agreement means that the two firms will pay a percentage of all unscripted commission budgets to the fund, which was launched by UK […]

UK’s ScreenSkills highlights unscripted skills shortages

The UK unscripted industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new report from the country’s TV skills body ScreenSkills.  The Unscripted TV Production In The UK: 2021 Skills Review report examines the sector’s skills needs and has identified a wide range of skills needs with a particular focus on shortages in the […]

Raise The Roof exec Jane Muirhead to vice-chair Pact Council

UK screen trade association Pact has appointed Raise The Roof co-founder Jane Muirhead as vice-chair of the Pact Council. The council oversees the work of the trade body, signing off budgets and financial plans, as well as agreeing the organisation’s policies, campaigns, terms of trade and collective agreements. Muirhead will take up her new post […]

ViacomCBS’ Channel 5 commissions three UK prodcos for century-spanning history series

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned three British indie prodcos – Middlechild, Raise the Roof Productions and Lambent Productions – to work together to produce a new series of feature-length historical documentaries – 1000 Years Of History. Each company will produce two 120-minute episodes for the six-part series, which will tell the stories of six […]

Glasgow wins Creative Cities Convention bid

Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for next year’s Creative Cities Convention. The convention, which launched in Leeds in 2018 and took place in Cardiff earlier this month, saw around 350 delegates from the broadcast industry come together over two days to discuss content production and distribution across the UK. Each year the […]

Kirsty and Phil party with Beyond

British property show hosts Kirsty Allsopp and Phil Spencer will attend Beyond Distribution’s thirtieth anniversary drinks in Cannes next month. The pair, whose new show Love It or List It UK goes out through Beyond, will be at MIPCOM for the event, and also attend other press and client engagements. Love It or List It […]

Foxtel buys Love It or List It UK

Foxtel has acquired property series Love It or List It UK. The Australian pay TV operator will run the series on its LifeStyle Channel. The UK version of the show is produced by by Raise The Roof Productions and airs on Channel 4. Beyond Distribution sells it and struck the Australian deal. In the show, […]

France 2 to remake UK home format

France 2 has commissioned a local version of Fill Your House For Free, a British interior design format. The show was among UK broadcaster Channel 4’s top five rated lifestyle shows in 2013, and now makes its international debut. BBC Worldwide France will produce the show, which will be known locally as Atelier Deco and […]