Woodcut Media

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, […]

UK’s Sky Crime orders Beverley Allitt true crime doc

British pay TV channel Sky Crime, part of the Comcast-owned Sky Group, has commissioned the London-based prodco Woodcut Media to produce a three-part true crime documentary based upon the crimes of murderer Beverley Allitt. The 3 x 60-minute series, The Beverley Allitt Tapes will delve into how, in 1993, a seemingly shy and unassuming nurse […]

Show of the week: Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute By Minute

This special has been commissioned by Discovery and will be of interest to acquisition execs looking for a show to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day, which falls on Friday 8 May. The 1 x 60-minute documentary, produced by Woodcut Media and distributed by TVF International, has already been pre-sold to […]

TBI Weekly: How one exec turned his Covid-19 crisis around

Former Discovery Networks International exec Adam Jacobs stepped down from his role at UK indie Woodcut Media at the start of the year to pursue his passions – then Covid-19 struck and his plans were left in tatters. TBI finds out how he reacted. As the UK government likes to constantly remind us, everything about […]

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