Woodcut Media


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 […]

Round-up: Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’; C4 orders Woodcut serial killer doc; BBC builds ‘Jay’s Workshop’

Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’ Broadcaster in the US, Canada, Spain and France have acquired German crime thriller mini-series Dark Woods, following deals with distributor Global Screen. Canal+ Group, French leading pay-TV group, acquired the show for its thriller channel Polar, while First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, will release the series as part of […]

A freelancer’s reflections on working through the pandemic

Former Woodcut Media and Discovery Networks International exec Adam Jacobs reflects on his life as a freelancer over the past seven months and looks ahead to what might lie in store. So as another lockdown presents itself, we batten down the hatches once more and hope for the best. Fortunately, our industry has been given […]

Anthology Group merges Spark TV with Woodcut Media, launches new Bristol prodco

UK producer Woodcut Media has merged with Anthology Group sibling Spark TV to launch a factual-focused company that will be based out of Bristol. Woodcut West will develop and produce natural history and specialist factual programming for the UK and international market, with the company formally launching on 1 December. The move will see the […]

Who’d launch a distributor in Covid times?

Kate Beal, CEO at UK-based Woodcut Media, gives TBI the inside line on why her company decided now is the right time to roll out a new international distribution business and tells us what producers – and buyers – can expect. Someone once said to me that making a TV show is 90% problem solving […]

UK indie Woodcut Media opens distribution arm, plans co-financing

UK indie prodco Woodcut Media is expanding into distribution, with the launch of a new sales business, Woodcut International. Its launch was spearheaded by Woodcut Media’s director of business development, Koulla Anastasi, who will lead a team of international sales agents, with support from Polly Benton, COO of the Anthology Group, of which Woodcut Media is a […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Looking at factual through a new lens

TBI’s ongoing coverage exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the TV industry hears today from Woodcut Media exec producer Sarah Freethy, who reflects on the lessons learned from delivering a factual series under lockdown and the importance of improving diversity both on- and off-camera. Sometimes I like to terrify millennials by recalling the late 1990’s, […]

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