Netflix orders ‘Tiger King 2’ in new true crime slate

Netflix has commissioned a sequel to the global factual hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness among a line-up of upcoming documentaries exploring crimes, cons and scams. Tiger King 2 will debut on the streamer later this year, as A Goode Films production in association with Library Films and Article 19 Films, with directors Eric […]

Sky expands docs with Minnow Films, BBCS & RAW commissions

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has commissioned five new shows for its documentary-focused channel, including a three-parter about Mother Teresa, The series and specials will be available via Sky Documentaries, which launched a year ago in the UK, and via Sky’s streaming service NOW. Mother Teresa: For The Love Of God? is a 3 x 60-minute docuseries that is […]

‘Three Identical Strangers’ creators CNN Films & Raw re-team for new investigative doc

CNN Films in the US and UK factual Raw have re-teamed to co-produce The Lost Sons, a new documentary feature about one man’s search to uncover the truth behind his own childhood disappearance. This marks the third collaboration between the companies, who also co-produced Three Identical Strangers in 2018, with CNN Films also having acquired The Imposter […]

All3’s Raw hires BBC Studios exec Fiona Clarke as COO

All3Media-owned UK factual producer Raw has appointed BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Fiona Clarke to take the newly created position of COO. Clarke will report to Raw’s CEO Joely Fether and work closely with MD Piers Vellacott and founder Dimitri Doganis to support the business across all operational areas. She will take up the role in […]

Ink Factory recruits Raw’s Katherine Butler as creative director

Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired Raw exec and American Animals producer Katherine Butler as creative director. Butler most recently served as scripted creative director for Raw, and she is also the former Film4 deputy head of film. She is to oversee the studio’s film and television slate globally, which includes managing the […]

TBI Weekly: BBC Worldwide Showcase and the UK Screenings

The BBC Worldwide Showcase is, by some distance, the largest international programming market held by a single distributor away from the Hollywood studios and their LA Screenings in May. Just as any decent festival spawns fringe events, the 700-plus buyers expected at the ACC conference centre in Liverpool between February 18-21 means clever indie distributors […]

All3 buys German producer from Wige Media

All3Media’s German arm has acquired Munich-based factual entertainment and docs specialist from Wige Media. South&Browse (currently Wige South&Brose) currently produces unscripted programming for the likes of ProSiebenSat.1, RTL II, Sky and regional broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and Südwestrundfunk. The agreement means it will become part of All3Media Deutschland, which last year restructured under managing director Dr. […]

Raw taps Century Films’ Evans for factual role

All3Media-owned producer Raw has appointed Century Films’ Liesel Evans as its creative director of UK factual. Evans joins from Century, which is behind Channel 4’s Bouncers and Married Behind Bars, BBC Four’s Mumbai High – The Musical and B is for Book and ITV’s Parking Wars. The news comes soon after Raw named Louise Norman […]

Raw targets US docs with Norman promotion

UK-based prodco Raw has promoted executive producer Louise Norman in a bid to secure more US documentary commissions. Norman has been named head of US documentaries and senior VP of special projects, reporting to company founder Dimitri Doganis and CEO Joely Fether. The All3Media-owned firm is targeting growth in high-end documentaries following the commission of […]

Betty and Raw join All3Media stable

All3Media has acquired Betty and Raw in a double deal with one of its parent companies, Discovery Communications. Betty is the prodco behind Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, while Raw produces Gold Rush. All3Media International will distribute all upcoming programming from the pair going forwards. All3Media is owned by Discovery and Liberty Global after they teamed to buy […]