Synchronicity Films

Compact Pictures hires Synchronicity’s Laura McBride for expansion

Scottish producer Compact Pictures has appointed Synchronicity Films’ Laura McBride as part of the company’s plans to launch two new businesses. Compact, which was founded by writer/director John McKay (Life On Mars, Katy), is expanding to create feature-focused Compact Films and TV-skewing Compact Vibe, which will develop and create a range of young adult and genre series […]

News round-up: Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’; Synchronicity to adapt ‘Mayflies’; Flame inks South Korea and China factual deals

Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’  Hulu has commissioned a one-hour drama from Chambers writer Randy McKinnon, to be produced by Fremantle and Passenger, in association with 20th Television. Wild Rabbit will be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men, Top Boy) and is described as a love story exploring perseverance, passion, and […]

UK’s Synchronicity Films appoints Deanne Cunningham to head development

Glasgow-based production company Synchronicity Films has appointed Deanne Cunningham as head of development. In her new role, Cunningham will oversee the company’s UK slate, as well as taking on the role of executive producer across select shows in production. She will also spearhead the development of a range of projects on Synchronicity’s slate including horror […]

‘The Cry’ prodco Synchronicity hires BBC alum to lead new Australia arm

Scottish producer Synchronicity Films is launching an Australia-based division and has hired a former BBC drama exec to head it up, with its first project an adaptation of a novel by the author behind The Cry. Synchronicity Australia will be based out of Melbourne and is to be headed by former BBC drama development producer […]

DRG strikes first deal with BritBox

Distributor DRG has struck a deal with BritBox covering a package of British drama and comedy titles. The new ITV and BBC-owned streaming service has acquired three series of award-winning comedy Detectorists (19×30-mins), which is available to view now. Later this week, on 23rd January, BritBox will premiere Synchronicity Films drama The Cry (4×60-mins), starring […]

Synchronicity Films options Craig Russell’s ‘Lennox’ novels

The Cry prodco Synchronicity Films has optioned rights to Craig Russell’s Lennox novel series, with writer Robert Murphy (DCI Banks, Shetland) adapting the books for TV. The 4 x 60 minute show is being developed as a returning period crime series and will be based on the Glasgow-set story, which takes place in the 1950s. […]

‘Nashville’ creator links with ‘The Cry’ prodco Synchronicity on new music drama

The Cry producer Synchronicity Films has partnered with Nashville executive producer Steve Buchanan to develop a music-focused scripted thriller set in a small Scottish village. Shepherd’s Retreat (8 x 60 minutes) is described as “a mystery thriller with a musical identity” that will feature original songs and explores the ramifications on a community when a […]