Two Rivers Media

News round-up: BBC Scotland doc tackles ‘Ice Cream Wars’; S4C awards Welsh ‘Gogglebox’ tender; RASI acquires ‘Kid Sister’ & ‘Summer Love’ rights

BBC Scotland doc tackles ‘Ice Cream Wars’ BBC Scotland has commissioned indie Two Rivers Media to produce a series about a vicious gang war that tore through the tough housing estates of Glasgow in the early 1980s. The Ice Cream Wars (2 x 60-minutes) will use archive, first-hand testimony and high-end dramatic reconstruction to tell […]

Two Rivers Media boss Alan Clements takes majority share following investor exit

Alan Clements, founder & MD of Scottish indie Two Rivers Media, has become majority shareholder of the company following the exit of investment bank Noble Grossart. Noble Grossart takes investments in mainly unlisted companies where it can act as a supportive and longer-term strategic participant. It has been with Two Rivers since its inception. The […]

Paramount+ announces factual originals ahead of UK & Ireland launch

Paramount+ has commissioned a slate of new UK original factual productions ahead of its launch in the UK and Ireland tomorrow. The news follows the streamer’s pledge to order 150 international originals by 2025, and its unveiling of a multi-genre slate of seven new originals yesterday. These latest new factual titles include Hot Yachts, a […]

Channel 4 links with Crackit, Two Rivers & Uppercut for unscripted projects

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned two new unscripted projects; property show Key To A Fortune and wartime crime feature doc Marine A (working title). Crackit Productions is making the 6 x 60-minute Key To A Fortune, which is hosted by TV presenter Jean Johansson and sees families reunited with homes – and relatives –they didn’t […]

News round-up: Banijay takes ‘Wild Cooks’ global; Two Rivers snags ‘Chums’ rights; Screen Yorkshire opens FLEX scheme

Banijay takes Wild Cooks global Banijay has acquired exclusive global format distribution rights to Wild Cooks, which was created by French-Canadian production company Toast in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The format sees chefs leave the comfort of their professional kitchens behind, as they are dropped into an isolated forest camp by helicopter to prepare dishes […]

Two Rivers factual chief Mick McAvoy departs Scottish indie

Mick McAvoy, head of factual at Scottish indie Two Rivers Media, and one of its original staff members, is to exit the company after more than three years. Writing on LinkedIn, McAvoy said that his time with the Killing Escobar prodco had been “an amazing adventure.” He revealed: “Watching [Two Rivers founder and MD] Alan […]

Two Rivers takes screen rights to upcoming Philip Miller novel ‘The Goldenacre’

Scottish prodco Two Rivers Media is to delve into the fictional dark underbelly of the Scottish art world, after acquiring the TV and film rights to the upcoming Philip Miller thriller novel, The Goldenacre, ahead of its publication in June. The titular ‘The Goldenacre’ is an art masterpiece by the painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, […]

Scottish indie Two Rivers partners with A+E alum Hayley Babcock for US expansion

Scottish indie Two Rivers Media has struck a deal with former A+E Networks International exec Hayley Babcock and her new company, Hayley Babcock Media Consulting, as it ramps up its push into the US market. LA-based Babcock, who previously served as head of formats for A+E Networks International, will leverage her connections and experience of […]

News round-up: Sky UK snags ‘Wellington Paranormal’; Armoza unveils five formats; Beyond’s spring slate

UK’s Sky adds Wellington Paranormal UK pay operator Sky has picked up mockumentary comedy Wellington Paranormal. The deal comes after Fremantle recently took international distribution rights to the show, which is from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. It follows the investigations of hapless duo Minogue and O’Leary as they uncover supernatural activity on the streets of Wellington, […]