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TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

Exclusive: Woodcut Media exec producer Adam Jacobs to depart

Former Discovery Networks International (DNI) exec Adam Jacobs is to leave UK-based indie Woodcut Media after three years with the company, TBI has learned. Exec producer Jacobs oversaw a range of specialist factual series during his stint at Woodcut, including Combat Machines for History, World’s Greatest Palaces and Royals On The Frontline for Yesterday, and […]

Breaking the taboo: How do we navigate mental health in TV?

Mental ill-health in the TV sector is an unspoken reality for many working in the field. Finally, these issues are in the spotlight. The UK’s Film and TV Charity recently launched the industry-wide Looking Glass survey to get a snapshot of the well-being of TV workers. Ahead of findings being released next year, TBI can […]

Discovery serves up Woodcut’s ‘British Police: Our Toughest Cases’

Discovery has commissioned Woodcut Media for a Quest Red series on the British police, and a returning series of The Killer In My Family. Canada-headquartered distributor Blue Ant International provided deficit funding for the new series and will handle global distribution for both programmes outside the UK. British Police: Our Toughest Cases (6 x 60 […]

How to gain access to restrictive locations

Adam Jacobs, exec producer at UK-based Woodcut Media, discusses how to get access to restrictive locations that are normally closed to the cameras and explains how he built trust on his latest unscripted series. In the current climate of non-scripted television, access seems to be the buzzword that broadcasters are excited about. Whether it is […]

Yesterday lines up Woodcut’s ‘Greatest Palaces’

UKTV has lined up Woodcut Media’s World’s Greatest Palaces for factual channel Yesterday. The multi-channel broadcaster pre-invested in the series, which was also deficit financed by distributor TCB Media Rights. The programme, which will air later this year, investigates the history, engineering feats and pioneering design of some of the world’s biggest palaces and the monarchs […]

UKTV pre-buys Woodcut’s Killer In My Family

UKTV has pre-bought Woodcut Media-produced doc series The Killer In My Family. The 6 x 45-minute series tells the story from the perspective of a murderer’s family, exploring the impact their relative’s crime had on them. Episodes feature interviews with family members and ex-partners of notorious murderers such as Ian Huntley, Fred West, Richard Ramirez, […]

DRG teams with Woodcut Media for premium unscripted

Kate Beal’s Woodcut Media is teaming with distributor DRG and consultancy group The Development Partnership (TDP) on a premium unscripted pact. Under the deal, Woodcut and TDP – the production arm of UK talent agency The Artists Partnership – will jointly develop and produce a range of unscripted, talent-led content for the global market, to […]

Diversifying TV: the practices improving workplace inclusivity

As the industry works towards ensuring a more diverse workforce, UK and US execs tell Manori Ravindran the practices – from networking to NEROPA – that are improving workplace inclusivity. Between the box office success of feature films such as Marvel’s Black Panther and Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, and the diverse characters across the US networks’ autumn […]

Woodcut taps A+E’s Anastasi for strategy role

Kate Beal’s Woodcut Media has hired former A+E Networks UK channel director Koulla Anastasi as its strategy and development consultant. In the role, Anastasi will report directly to CEO Beal and focus on driving and expanding the company’s international activities. Her remit focuses on the strategic development of Woodcut’s international programming, building global partnerships and […]

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