Screen Yorkshire

News round-up: Banijay takes ‘Wild Cooks’ global; Two Rivers snags ‘Chums’ rights; Screen Yorkshire opens FLEX scheme

Banijay takes Wild Cooks global Banijay has acquired exclusive global format distribution rights to Wild Cooks, which was created by French-Canadian production company Toast in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The format sees chefs leave the comfort of their professional kitchens behind, as they are dropped into an isolated forest camp by helicopter to prepare dishes […]

Screen Yorkshire opens Film & TV office post-C4 move

Following Channel 4’s decision to locate its national headquarters in Leeds, Screen Yorkshire is to open a new Film and TV office in the region. The move aims to open up further opportunities to UK and international producers and looks to make Yorkshire & Humber a world-class hub for film and television. Screen Yorkshire supports […]

Disney Channel, pubcasters bag Winkler’s Zipzer

Four Disney Channel feeds and two European pubcasters are among buyers of Hank Zipzer, the live-action family comedy from Happy Days star Henry Winkler. The Walt Disney Company has acquired the 26x30mins show for its flagship channel in Spain, Italy, Benelux and Latin America, while SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, ABC in Australia and […]

NRK buys BBC period drama

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has acquired BBC period drama Death Comes to Pemberley. The broadcaster plans to run the upcoming three-part series, which is based on a novel by crime writer PD James and is set tin the same world as Pride and Prejudice. NRK revealed the acquisition in its Christmas programming line-up, which was […]

Endemol, BBC America, Bell onboard BBC1 drama

Endemol Worldwide Distribution, BBC America and Bell Media channel Space are among new partners to join upcoming BBC1 fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. The programme goes into pre-production this month, lead by producers Cuba Films and Feel Films and financing specialist Far Moor. It can now count Endemol Worldwide Distribution , BBC America, Space, Screen Yorkshire and Canadian prodco […]