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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 […]

Agatha Christie chief joins Bob & Co as CEO

Agatha Christie Ltd chief executive Hilary Strong is joining UK-based production group Bob & Co as CEO. Strong is leaving her role at the Agatha Christie estate, which represents the IP of author Christie, after nearly five years. She is exiting to run Bob & Co’s portfolio of television drama, factual programming, film, theatre and […]

Agatha Christie chief joins Bob & Co as CEO

Agatha Christie Ltd chief executive Hilary Strong is joining UK-based production group Bob & Co as CEO. Strong is leaving her role at the Agatha Christie estate, which represents the IP of author Christie, after nearly five years. She is exiting to run Bob & Co’s portfolio of television drama, factual programming, film, theatre and […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

A+E nets Alfie Allen’s Story of Football

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership to coproduce two-part documentary presented yby a Game of Thrones star about the birth of football in Britain. Alfie Allen’s Story of Football (WT) will air on pay TV channel History in the UK, with Content Media attached to distribute internationally. Presenter Allen (left) […]

Elba indie co-founder pacts with Bob & Co. prodcos

One of the founders of Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures is to consult for Bob & Co.-backed UK prodcos Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions. Nicholas Yearwood recently left Green Door after three years, during which time he was executive producer on shows such as Sky’s Ones to Watch and Elba’s doc Mandela, My Dad […]

A+E commissions Combat Ships in UK

A+E Networks UK has commissioned a documentary series from indie Woodcut Media, Combat Ships. The 10x60mins series will debut on A+E pay TV channel H2 in early 2017. Shot on location across Scandinavia, Europe, America and the UK, the series provides perspective in the military, political and domestic issues surrounding ships of various eras. Combat […]

TBI Formats: Drinking tea with gangsters

Kate Beal, CEO & joint creative director, Woodcut Media Over the years I’ve filmed with hundreds of ‘real’ people including doctors, vicars, vets, firefighters and criminals. Often you couldn’t tell one from another. Other times the apprehension inside can make it patently obvious, especially when you’re a few months’ pregnant, alone and about to head […]