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Factual Round-up: Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global; Love Nature orders ‘Malawi Wildlife Rescue’ S2; ITVS Factual Pitch deadline nears

Abacus takes Scorsese-hosted doc global London-based Abacus Media Rights has acquired global distribution rights to documentary feature The Oratorio, hosted by filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The 1 x 66-minute film offers insight into the immigrant experience as it tells the story of how an 1826 performance at St Patrick’s Old Cathedral introduced Italian opera to New […]

BBC Scotland commissions Escobar assassination doc

BBC Scotland has commissioned a new feature-length documentary exploring the story of a Scottish mercenary sent to assassinate Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar. Killing Escobar (1 x 90-minutes) is co-produced by UK-based prodcos Two Rivers Media and Salon Pictures, with the team securing exclusive access to the story of Peter McAleese, an ex-SAS operative who […]

Scottish indie Two Rivers strikes co-pro deal with new Ross Wilson venture

Scottish indie Two Rivers Media has struck a co-production deal with RW Productions (RWP), the new factual venture from Matchlight alum Ross Wilson. As part of the deal, all RWP films will be made in co-production with Two Rivers, with the Wilson’s outfit working alongside Two Rivers’ development team. The alliance will also see RWP […]

Two Rivers partners with ‘Escape To The Chateau’ duo for C4 show

Two Rivers Media has struck a new production partnership with Dick and Angel Strawbridge, the duo behind Channel 4’s hit factual series Escape To The Chateau. Dick & Angel’s Make, Do & Mend (working title) is part of C4’s ‘Lockdown Academy’ strand of programming and will see the Strawbridges offering tips and tricks for families […]

TBI Factual: Dialing up diversity in a new decade

As part of our focus on delivering more incisive commentary on the global content business, TBI is launching a series of new strands of longer-form content, which will be delivered online to our readers around the world.  To kick off our TBI Factual strand, which runs every Wednesday, we hear from Lizi Wootton, head of popular […]

STV alum Woodward to chair board of Clements’ Two Rivers Media

Alan Clements’ Two Rivers Media has tapped former STV boss Rob Woodward as chair of its board. Woodward was previously CEO of STV Group – where he worked closely with Clements for nine years – and was founding trustee of the STV Children’s appeal. Since leaving the business after 10 years in 2017, he joined […]

Cameras roll on Awesome Media and Two Rivers’ ‘The Small Hand’ for C5

Cameras have begun rolling on Awesome Media and Two Rivers Media’s adaptation of The Small Hand: A Ghost Story for Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The Screen Scotland-supported drama (1 x 120 minutes) – the first adaptation of a Susan Hill novel since 2012’s The Woman In Black – sees the Kew Media Group-backed producers uniting […]

Two Rivers hires Wall to Wall exec to head unscripted development

Recently launched UK producer Two Rivers Media has appointed the head of UK factual development at Wall to Wall Media to work across its unscripted programming. Lucy Bacon (pictured) will become director of unscripted development at Two Rivers from 19 August, joining head of entertainment Mirella Breda and Mick McAvoy, head of factual, who were […]