Spring Films

Fremantle boards Spring Films’ ‘Cool Daddio’

Fremantle has taken international distribution rights to Spring Films’ new feature documentary Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore. The 1 x 90-minute music documentary has its world premiere at next month’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore delves into the life of the underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

Op-ed: Think outside the slot

Richard Melman, managing director and executive producer at Spring Films, argues that broadcasters need to think outside the common one-hour slot when it comes to factual titles. Broadcasters have told us for years that one-hour factual slots work best for viewers – and by default schedulers and advertisers – hence the almost complete lack of […]

Sky expands prodco stable with Blast! deal

Sky has acquired a majority stake in the UK’s Blast! Films, marking the fourth time it has invested in an independent production company. Blast!, founded in 1994, is best known as producer of show such as The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What’s Your Emergency?. The firm will continue to operate independently, with founder […]