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TBI Weekly: Unpacking the key trends for 2024

The next 12 months will define the future of the content industry, as streamers, broadcasters and producers compete for survival in a landscape battered throughout 2023 by economic headwinds and strategic u-turns. For some, this emerging ecosystem is presenting opportunities, with co-productions taking centre stage and distributors finding buyers increasingly open to flexible deal-making and […]

TBI’s 2024 Predictions: Kate Beal, founder & CEO, Woodcut Media

2024 is set to be a pivotal year for the global content industry, so TBI has enlisted some of the biggest names in the business to share their thoughts on the major trends of the next 12 months and how they’re going to capitalise on them. Here, Kate Beal, founder & CEO, Woodcut Media, discusses […]

Woodcut Media ups Matthew Gordon to become head of contemporary factual

Woodcut Media has rejigged its team by promoting senior executive producer Matthew Gordon to become head of contemporary factual. Gordon is tasked with developing and expanding the company’s factual output, and will continue to report to Kate Beal, Woodcut’s founder & CEO. He joined Woodcut in 2018 and executive produced shows such as Content Innovation […]

News round-up: C5 & FilmRise prep prisoner show; Hulu plays country music; Lighthouse & Dog Ears get ‘Stage Struck!’

C5 & FilmRise meet ‘World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners’ Paramount-owned UK comcaster Channel 5 and US-based streaming service FilmRise have picked up true crime docuseries World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners. Produced by UK indie Woodcut Media, and titled World’s Most Evil Prisoners in North America, the 10 x 60-minute series takes a fresh, in-depth look at some […]

Prime Video investigates Woodcut Media’s Suffolk Strangler & Ian Brady true crime docs

Amazon’s Prime Video SVOD service has picked up two true crime docuseries as exclusives for the UK & Ireland from factual firm Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Woodcut and distributed internationally by Abacus, Murder In The Red Light is scheduled to launch 19 April, while Becoming Ian Brady will launch 10 […]

UK indie Woodcut appoints Unseen on Screen founder to senior fact-ent position

UK indie Woodcut Media has appointed Meriel Beale to the newly created position of senior executive producer, factual entertainment. Beale will report directly to Woodcut’s CEO, Kate Beal and head of development, Jo Enyori, and will be responsible for expanding the company’s factual entertainment slate, with a focus on developing original formats and securing commissions within the […]

TBI’s 2023 Predictions: Kate Beal, founder & CEO, Woodcut Media

As the new year gets underway, TBI talks to some of the biggest names in the global TV industry to get their thoughts on the major trends and best shows coming up in the next 12 months. Here, Kate Beal, founder and CEO of UK-based Woodcut Media, talks expanding the factual offering, the cost of […]

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 […]

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