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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 […]

UKTV pre-buys Woodcut and Forces TV’s Royals on the Frontline

Woodcut Media and Forces TV Productions have teamed for the first time on three-part documentary series Royals on the Frontline, which has pre-sold to UKTV.  Royals on the Frontline, titled Windsors at War for an international market, explores the experiences of the British Royal Family during their military years, from World War II to the modern […]

Avalon Factual Television exec moves to Woodcut

Avalon Factual Television features and daytime chief Matthew Gordon is moving to another UK prodco, Woodcut Media. Gordon (pictured) has been named executive producer of factual, reporting to Woodcut CEO Kate Beal. He’ll work also closely with Woodcut’s creative director, Derren Lawford. Bob & Co.-owned Woodcut is known for factual shows such as Jo Frost […]

Keshet & Woodcut Media renew first-look deal

Following on from the success of a deal struck back in January 2016, global distributor Keshet International (KI) and producer Woodcut Media have renewed their first-look distribution and development deal for another year. The deal gives KI exclusive access to Woodcut’s new unscripted factual crime slate for worldwide distribution. Sebastian Burkhardt, senior vice president of […]

The importance of knowing your history

Adam Jacobs of UK indie Woodcut Media argues the history programming is rediscovering its mojo, and will soon be the programming of the moment again. History has always been a popular genre within non-scripted schedules. Whether it’s the study of conflicts such as World War II or the weaponry used by troops during battle over […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]

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