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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 […]

New Idris Elba doc is Cut From a Different Cloth

Idris Elba will feature in and produce a new documentary about the fashion brand Superdry. Elba’s indie, Green Door Pictures, is coproducing Cut From a Different Cloth with UK prodco Woodcut Media. Content Television, which sold Elba’s previous doc, Mandela, My Dad and Me, is attached to distribute. The ob-doc will look into Superdry as […]

MTG orders Animal Antics

MTG has ordered fact-ent series Animal Antics for its Viasat Nature channel. UK indie Woodcut Media will make the 13x30mins series, with Factory Media handling global distribution and launching it internationally at MIPTV. The series will capture crazy animal behaviour, with comedians, vloggers and wildlife experts counting down their favourite clips. “This is a fun, […]

Keshet plots crime move with Woodcut deal

Israel’s Keshet International is getting into unscripted crime programming distribution following a deal with UK producer Woodcut Media. KI, the global sales arm of Keshet Media Group, will have exclusive rights to Woodcut’s new non-scripted factual crime programmes internationally. “This deal is another step towards our ambition to grow a larger finished English language programming […]

TV’s Big Questions: what is shaping the world of content?

Platforms, technology and marketing aside, what really drives the international TV industry is content. We asked a selection of execs from around the world for the shows that they feel are pioneering, brilliant or genre-defining. In the world of docs, Simon Chinn from Man on Wire prodco Lightbox says 2015 was the year of the […]

Woodcut, Content book table at The Ivy

Viewers will go behind the scenes at London’s iconic celebrity hangout The Ivy in a new documentary from UK producer Woodcut Media and transatlantic firm Content Media. Woodcut and Content have teamed with director Adrian Shibley (The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill) on the one-hour programme, which marks the first time The Ivy […]

Discovery UK buys Idris Elba doc

Discovery Networks has acquired actor Idris Elba’s personal journey documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me. Elba (The Wire, Luther) has been in town with his company, Green Door Pictures, and distributor Content Media to promote the doc, and news of his doc’s first sale, into the UK and Ireland, came at a drinks reception yesterday evening. Mandela, […]

Woodcut poaches A+E commissioner

Woodcut Media has poached A+E Networks UK buyer Jinal Patel to become its joint creative director. At Sky joint venture A+E UK, Patel (pictured) was senior commissioning and acquisitions editor, focused on the on the Crime + Investigation and Lifetime channels. At Woodcut, she will be executive producer, working alongside CEO and founder Kate Beal […]

Idris Elba preps Mandela, My Dad and Me doc

Idris Elba is making Mandela, My Dad and Me, a one-off doc about his life and preparation for playing Nelson Mandela in the hit movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Elba’s prodco Green Door Pictures, UK indie Woodcut Media and Shine regional division Shine North are making the 1x60mins film. Content financier Bob & Co. are part-financing […]

Guilty pleasures

Murder. Bloodlust. Revenge. Jesse Whittock listens to testimony from leading executives and gathers evidence to deliver a verdict on why the true crime genre continues to deliver killer ratings A s the ultra-popular podcast Serial has demonstrated, the true crime genre continues to defy expectations. The mix of blood, horror and investigation has captivated middle-aged […]