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Hillary & Chelsea Clinton launch prodco, unveils first project at Apple

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to Gutsy Women, a docuseries hosted by former US first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, inspired by their book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. The order comes at the same time that the Clintons announce they have launched HiddenLight […]

Show of the week: Teachers Training to Kill

Training Teachers to Kill follows the heated debate taking place in school boards around the US on whether teachers should be trained to handle armed weapons to protect pupils during mass shootings. The debate kicked off as a suggestion from President Donald Trump after the February 2018 Parkland massacre and has since been put into […]

Former Sundog EP sets up prodco

Former Sundog EP and The Trouble With Dad producer Dov Freedman (pictured, right) has launched a production label for popular factual.  The exec has joined long-time collaborator and director Charlie Russell (left) to set up CuriousFilms. The business recently scored its first commission with BBC Three’s Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (working title), after setting up […]

Ex-Flame, Films of Records execs join Sundog

Former Flame Television managing director Claire Featherstone and Films of Record executive producer Katie Buchanan are joining UK indie Sundog Pictures. Featherstone will take up a COO post in April and Buchanan becomes creative director on March 19. She counts docs such as The Romanians are Coming and Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue on ger […]

Sundog chases down development chief

UK factual indie Sundog Pictures has hired a new head of development from rival Popkorn TV. Nicky Huggett has joined Sundog after two years at Popkorn, where she was head of development. Sundog is behind recent docs such as Channel 4’s What Britain Bought in 2016 and Channel 5’s MPs: Behind Closed Doors. While at […]

BBC Studios adds ex-Fremantle exec for Science

BBC Studios Science has added Sundog Pictures and former FremantleMedia factual producer Claudia Lewis to its ranks. Lewis (pictured) joins the label, which is one of six unscripted divisions BBC Studios Factual is currently launching, as development executive. She transfers from indie Sundog Pictures, where she had been head of factual programmes since January, having […]

BBC Three lines up indie docs

UK youth-skewed channel BBC Three has commissioned new presenter-led documentaries and factual series from a host of British indies. Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia (WT) from Sundog Pictures, Tyger Takes On from Roughcut TV, Extreme at 18 (WT) from Voltage TV, Stacey Dooley: No Place For a Girl from Watershed Productions and FA Cup’s 50 Greatest […]

MIPTV News: DLT/Raydar Rights preps first slate

Alison Rayson and Don Taffner Jr.’s fledgling distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate spanning drama, gameshows and kids programming. Indie distributor DLT/Raydar Rights was created last year through the merger of the sales arm of Taffner Jr.’s DLT Entertainment and former Target executive Rayson’s Raydar Media. Its first full slate will be unveiled […]