Sally Woodward Gentle


Drama round-up: Killing Eve, Night Manager producers eye new projects

Ink Factory teams with La La Land producer on Cold War thriller Night Manager producer The Inky Factory is partnering with La La Land producer Marc Platt and Drive producer Adam Siegel to adapt We Were Never Here, the debut novel from Lara Prescott (pictured, left). The adaptation will be produced by Platt, Siegel and […]

BBCWW takes majority stake in Sid Gentle Films

BBC Worldwide has taken a 51% stake in British scripted drama and feature film company Sid Gentle Films. The agreement follows a prior distribution relationship between the two companies, and includes an option for a phased increase in ownership by BBCWW in the coming years. The team have since produced titles such as The Durrells […]

Sky Arts retells Gaiman’s Likely Stories

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a four-part scripted series from cult writer Neil Gaiman. Likely Stories will be adapted from Gaiman’s collection of short stories by British indie Sid Gentle Films. Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth) will direct, with Jarvis Cocker creating a score. Sky Vision, which is part […]

ITV sets dramas with Nye, Bridge writer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a crime series from the screenwriter behind The Bridge, a drama from Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye, a prequel to Prime Suspect. Hans Rosenfeldt script for Marcella has given the greenlight, with Cineflix Media-backed Buccaneer Media attached. It is being billed as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. […]

Broadcasters get Banished

BBC Worldwide has sold drama series Banished to various broadcasters. Deals have been closed with VEO in Mexico, TVP1 in Poland, Cellcom in Israel, YLE in Finland and HRT in Croatia. It comes from Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker) and follows people living in the first penal colony in Sydney, Australia. It scored well on […]

News brief: Ex-Carnival Films exec sets up indie

Producer Sally Woodward Gentle has set up a new independent production company called Sid Gentle Films. Woodward Gentle is the former creative director of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films. The new production company said it is working on a new drama adaptation for BBC One from The World Is Not Enough and Skyfall screenwriting team […]