Tony Wood


Netflix’s Sky drama hire points to a major UK strategy shift

Sky drama boss Anne Mensah’s appointment at Netflix has been hailed by the British production community as a major coup that could see commissioning power shift in the UK’s favour alongside more talent deals. After being linked to the sought-after UK scripted role at Netflix since early this year, the streaming giant revealed Mensah’s appointment […]

Marcella co-creator joins Tony Wood indie

Marcella co-creator Nicola Larder has joined the ITV show’s production company, Buccaneer Media, as executive producer of development. Larder (pictured) has also worked with Buccaneer on Sky Living unscripted series Desi Rascals, as well as for indies such as World Productions and Leopard Drama. She joins following the ratings success of Marcella, which she co-created […]

Buccaneer nabs Big Bro exec from Endemol Shine

London-based Buccaneer Media has poached an Endemol Shine UK executive to become its head of unscripted. Denis O’Connor (pictured) joins the firm from Endemol Shine Group’s Initial, where he was creative director of Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit of the Side and Celebrity Big Brother. He will work alongside Buccaneer founder Tony Wood, who is […]

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”. […]

Sky orders British-Asian unscripted reality show

Sky Living has ordered Desi Rascals (WT), a twelve-part structured reality show about British Asians living in west London. The 12x60mins series will go out on Sky’s female-skewed entertainment channel Sky Living next year. It was created by Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham). Buccaneer Media, the UK-based prodco backed by production and distribution group […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Cineflix clarifies position following strategic review

Cineflix has clarified that its Buccaneer Media joint venture is not part of the review that has seen it scale back its scripted division. The company added the producer has several projects in development for broadcasters in the US and the UK with news about these likely ahead of MIPCOM. Buccaneer was not part of […]

Cineflix, Tony Wood launch Buccaneer Media

Cineflix Studios has hooked up with former Lime Pictures creative Tony Wood to create a new production company that already has an Eddie Izzard project in the works. Buccaneer Media will be based in the UK and work with the scripted arm of Canada’s Cineflix Media on developing and producing a range of programmes for […]