Woodcut Media

UK indie Woodcut promotes new exec producer & MD of sales

UK indie Woodcut Media has promoted series producer Nick Mavroidakis to executive producer, while Koulla Anastasi has been upped to MD of Woodcut International. Mavroidakis will take up his new role in January 2023 and will take the creative lead on several Woodcut franchises. According to Woodcut: “He will work with the team to ensure the shows continue […]

Prime Video UK investigates Meredith Kercher murder

Amazon’s SVOD service Prime Video has ordered a feature-length documentary examining the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, for the UK & Ireland. The 1 x 90-minute The Murder Of Meredith will debut next month, with Abacus Media Rights handling global sales outside the UK and presenting the title to buyers at MIPCOM. Produced by Woodcut […]

Deals round-up: Viaplay orders Norwegian drama ‘R.I.P. Henry’; Nine & Viaplay take serial killer doc; ‘Two Lives’ sells across Europe

Viaplay orders Norwegian drama ‘R.I.P. Henry’ Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned R.I.P. Henry as its next Norwegian original series. Produced by Ørjan Karlsen for ITV Studios Norway, with Tanya Nanette Badendyck as executive producer for Viaplay Group, the eight-part series follows an arrogant small-town surgeon who is diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Given just […]

Sky Crime preps ‘Murdered At First Sight’ from Woodcut

Sky Crime in the UK is preparing to air Murdered At First Sight from producer Woodcut Media. The 10 x 60-minute show tells the first-hand stories of some of the most complex and hard-to-solve cases of stranger murders, where no disgruntled partners or jealous relatives are involved. The series will debut on Sky Crime in […]

Woodcut’s Derren Lawford exits to launch docs & drama firm DARE Pictures

Derren Lawford, the former creative director of UK factual outfit Woodcut Media, has launched a new firm aimed at producing documentaries, drama, film and podcasts. DARE Pictures will produce for UK and global buyers, with a focus on using “an international network of directors, authors, and producers” to create “inclusive and impactful stories”. Several projects […]

Woodcut Media names Attaboy TV exec to lead development

UK factual producer Woodcut Media has appointed Attaboy TV’s Jo Enyori to a newly created position overseeing development. Enyori becomes head of development, effective immediately, and reports to Woodcut’s CEO Kate Beal. She will work across the Woodcut group, including Woodcut Media, Bristol-based Woodcut West and sales arm Woodcut International, with a focus on developing […]

C4 supercharges true crime with new strand & raft of deals

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a true crime programming strand across its linear and streaming services and is stocking it with a raft of new commissions and acquisitions. True Crime on 4 will run across on demand service All4 and linear offering Channel 4, with two new commissions – Murder In The Alps and […]

Why showing is better than telling in conservation content

Paul Wooding, managing director of Woodcut West, the Bristol branch of UK indie Woodcut Media, reveals why increased screen time for endangered animals, rather than an overt conservation message, is the best way to engage the audience. The improved appetite for natural history from broadcasters and streamers is not only good for business here in Bristol, […]

Factual round-up: Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc; Sky Crime seeks Woodcut’s ‘Killer Within’; Blue Ant to shop search and rescue series

Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc Channel Nine in Australia, Reelz in the US, TV2 in Norway, Servus TV in Austria, RLT Netherlands and TVNOW in Germany have acquired two-part ITV documentary The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, following deals with UK-based distributor Drive. The 2 x 60-minute programme was produced by Minnow […]

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