Top Hat Productions

MIPCOM round-up: Abacus sells Mariupol doc; Noah picks up Irvine Welsh film; Passion snags ‘Men Of West Hollywood’

Abacus sells Mariupol doc Abacus Media Rights has secured a raft of global sales after acquiring documentary Mariupol: The People’s Story (working title) for global distribution, excluding the UK and Northern Ireland. Produced by Top Hat Productions and commissioned by the BBC’s flagship current affairs series, Panorama, the title available as a 60- and 90-minute feature […]

Seven, Globo & CBC among raft of buyers for BBC doc ‘Surviving 9/11’

Seven Network in Australia, Globo in Brazil and CBC in Canada are among a raft of companies to have picked up the upcoming BBC doc Surviving 9/11. The doc, which is from Top Hat Productions and distributed by Keshet International (KI), has also been pre-sold to TVNZ in New Zealand, DPG Media in Belgium, RTV […]

News round-up: Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US; Fremantle takes CNN’s ‘First Ladies’ global; Korea’s CJ ENM strikes pact with Indonesia’s GoPlay

Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US The Canal+ Group in France, TV2 in Denmark, TV4 in Sweden, RTL in the Netherlands and Discovery in the US have all picked up a new documentary from UK-based Top Hat Productions’ about the 9/11 terror attacks, following a raft of pre-sale deals with Keshet International. […]

Greenbird invests in new prodco Flicker

British indie incubator Greenbird Media has bought into another UK producer, as it grows its portfolio of investments. Greenbird has taken a stake in Flicker Pictures, which Colleen Flynn and Nick Underhill have founded. The company already has investments in eleven companies, including Kalel Productions, Top Hat Productions and Big Light Productions. Flynn was previously […]

BBC Three investigates LGBT hate crimes

Online UK broadcaster BBC Three is lining up a 3x50mins doc series investigating hate crimes in the US, as the country reels from a mass killing in a Florida gay club. Love and Hate Crime will comprise three separate films exploring hate crimes – one about a transgender woman murdered by her boyfriend, another about […]

Greenbird soars with another indie investment

UK media investment group Greenbird has bought an equity stake in Kalel Productions, the British indie behind BBC Three’s Stupid Man Smart Phone. This marks the eleventh investment Greenbird has made since its creation in October 2012, and comes just a month after it added Top Hat Productions to its going concerns. Kalel signed a […]

Greenbird makes tenth indie investment

The UK’s Greenbird Media has bought into new indie Top Hat Productions, marking the tenth time it has invested in a production company. Top Hat is a new indie from former BBC factual and drama executive Darren Kemp, while Greenbird launched in 2013 as a production network ans talent incubator. The prodco already has a […]