Wildseed Studios

Mediawan buys UK’s Wildseed Studios, marking first deal for kids & family arm

France’s Mediawan has been back on the acquisition trail, this time buying UK-based production company Wildseed Studios in a deal that marks the first deal for its children’s division. Mediawan Kids & Family has taken a majority stake in Wildseed, which was founded in 2013 by former BBC Children’s acquisitions chief Jesse Cleverly and Miles […]

Wildseed hires Disney alum for kids content push

UK indie Wildseed Studios has appointed Disney alum Elena Wurlitzer as senior development executive to help grow its slate of scripted kids and family content. Wurlitzer joins Wildseed’s creative team with more than 15 years of TV development and production experience at companies including Disney, CBeebies, Super RTL and DHX Media. She arrives as Wildseed […]

TBI Weekly: How TV is finding fresh talent in “bedroom creators”

The hunt for the next big thing in TV doesn’t always necessarily mean snagging the hottest new IP or nailing down every proven content creator in sight to a first-look deal. Developments this week highlight how online and short-form platforms can offer a stage for emerging talent with fresh things to say and that savvy […]

Netflix orders Wildseed sci-fi series written by YouTube talent

Netflix has ordered a new sci-fi adventure series from UK prodco Wildseed Studios. The 10-part The Last Bus is described as an “action-packed, sci-fi road trip adventure” about a group of school children who must band together to face a fearsome new machine intelligence. The series is being written and created by Paul Neafcy, who […]

New CEO at DRG as Fox focuses on Atrium

Richard Halliwell has been named CEO of UK-based distributor DRG, with Jeremy Fox vacating the post and becoming executive chairman to focus on drama venture Atrium TV. Halliwell (right) joined DRG from BBC Worldwide in 2013, and was most recently managing director. He is credited with helping the business diversify its operations, taking it to […]

DRG backs Wildseed to grow

London-based distributor DRG is to provide funding for talent and content incubator Wildseed Studios. The partnership will see DRG investing in a round of Wildseed pilots this financial quarter, and will continue indefinitely with the investment described as “uncapped”. However, Modern Times Group-owned DRG will not take an equity stake in UK-based Wildseed, a spokesman […]

Fullscreen rebrands and reorganises

Chernin Media and AT&T-backed multichannel network Fullscreen has reorganised and created specific online talent, original video and branded content units. The wider company has changed from Fullscreen Inc. to Fullscreen Media. Sitting within in that the Fullscreen Creator Network will house content from the MCN’s vloggers and online talent. Fullscreen Entertainment will cover original programming […]

Wildseed, Tricon call on Fonejacker for Disney toon

Wildseed Studios and Tricon are coproducing Counterfeit Cat, a new animated series for Disney voiced by Kayvan Novak, the British–Iranian comedian best known for co-creating UK comedy series Fonejacker. Another British comic actor, Marc Wootton (Shirley Ghostman), will voice the main character, Max, the titular Counterfeit Cat. kThe series follows Gark, a naive nine-year-old alien, […]

Wildseed makes animation move

UK-based talent incubator Wildseed Studios has created its first animated series, a comedy set in a Manchester pub “that would give Family Guy’s Drunken Clam a run for its money”. The launch of Peter’s Place is part of Wildseed’s strategy to launch a new digital series every month. It follows the dysfunctional relationships landlord Peter […]

Wildseed charges up with Marijana

Boutique digital content producer and financier Wildseed Studios has unveiled its latest project, an eight-part comedy series based on the themes of health and wellbeing. Marijana will feature a hapless happiness guru to the stars of the same name and her blend of “yogic fusion, tough love, revolutionary techniques and Pilates… to take viewers on […]