Warp Films

Round-up: Warp fuels development with Anton; AFM moves online; eOne snags Freida Pinto deal

Warp fuels development with financier Anton UK-based production company Warp Films has struck a creative and commercial partnership with financier Anton, with the first projects in the works. The deal will see Warp and Anton joining forces to develop a slate of internationally focused television series and feature films. Anton will finance a development fund […]

The Ink Factory taps Warp Films’ exec Barry Ryan to replace Tracey Josephs

Endeavor Content-backed UK and US prodco The Ink Factory has named longstanding Warp Films executive Barry Ryan as head of production, replacing Tracey Josephs who left the company last month. He will oversee production of the London and LA-based company’s slate of TV series and feature films, reporting into creative director Katherine Butler and COO […]

‘Little Birds’ flies to Starzplay & more in global deals

Starz-owned streamer Starzplay is among a host of global platforms and broadcasters that have picked up UK-based Warp Films-produced drama Little Birds, following deals with distributor ITV Studios. The international streamer has picked up the six-part drama series in a multi-territory deal for Belgium, Brazil, France, Luxembourg, Spain, French-speaking Switzerland, the Netherlands and Latin America. […]

DirecTV Lat Am welcomes Last Panthers

Pay TV provider DirecTV Latin America has acquired six-part crime series The Last Panthers. The Sky Atlantic and Canal+ drama will launch regionally on the platform today. The show, from the UK’s Warp Films and France’s Haut et Court Television, follows a gang of daring diamond thieves who are drawn into a collision with a […]

Fox locates Last Panthers in Balkans, Bulgaria

Fox Networks Group Bulgaria and Balkans has acquired six-part crime thriller The Last Panthers. The 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster will air the drama on Fox Crime channels in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on March 21, and in Bulgaria on April 19. France’s Studiocanal and the UK’s Sky […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

ITV Studios goes into Warp drive

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a multi-year, first look scripted deal with Warp Films, the UK-based feature film producer behind This is England. The development deal, which will see ITVSGE represent Warp’s programming on the international market, will significantly boost Warp’s television production ambitions. The two companies said Warp would “ramp up their television […]