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Wallace and Gromit

Animation industry lobbies Downing St

8-Dec-2016

UK Animation chief Oli Hyatt has made an impassioned plea for the government to step up its support of the sector at 10 Downing Street.

Michael Buerk

BBC daytime recreates royal recipes

8-Dec-2016

Michael Buerk will explore a range of royal recipes made by celebrity chefs in a 15-part BBC daytime commission for Spun Gold.  

Mick-Greenwood

Time Inc. launches UK production unit

8-Dec-2016

NME and Wallpaper publisher Time Inc UK has launched a production division and plans to make factual programmes for UK broadcasters.

odyssey

Fox eyes ‘edgy’ drama slate

8-Dec-2016

Pay-TV broadcaster Fox plans to order a small slate of “edgy” dramas from the UK and Europe after commissioning its first local scripted series.

Google Daydream

The VR commandments

8-Dec-2016

The essential tips for combining storytelling and technology to create high-quality VR content.

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Lightbox duo look beyond docs

8-Dec-2016

Lightbox, the Channel 4-backed indie set up by Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn and his cousin Jonathan Chinn, is planning to leverage its feature documentary pedigree and move into small-screen drama and entertainment formats.

Laura Marshall

Pact welcomes new council members

7-Dec-2016

Endemol Shine UK chief executive Richard Johnston and Icon Films’ Laura Marshall are among five new members appointed to Pact Council.

Robot Wars

Mentorn promotes Robot Wars exec

7-Dec-2016

Robot Wars executive producer Andrew Robertson has been promoted to Mentorn Media head of entertainment.

Camps to Champs

In brief: ITN; Red Bull; Doc/Fest

7-Dec-2016

ITN has won an online commission from Olympic Channel, while Red Bull has unveiled plans to move into music licensing.

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Duck Dynasty producers placed on temporary leave

6-Dec-2016

A shake-up at ITV-owned Duck Dynasty indie Gurney Productions has seen founders Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney placed on a temporary leave of absence.

Carry on Barging

Celebrity barging sets sail on C5

6-Dec-2016

Barging novices are taking to British waterways with Great Canal Journeys indie Spun Gold in a four-part series for Channel 5.

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French indie scores C5 immigration order

5-Dec-2016

French indie Pernel Media has scored its first UK commission after Channel 5 ordered a documentary unpacking the impact of immigration law on family life.

Ant-Middleton

C4 commissions crash site challenge

5-Dec-2016

A group of engineers will be challenged to escape from a variety of “catastrophic” crash sites in Channel 4’s latest factual entertainment order.

Jessica Symons

Ex-Milkshake boss launches indie

5-Dec-2016

Former Channel 5 kids boss Jessica Symons has launched an independent production company, Ivy House Productions.

The Kissing Booth

Komixx lands first Netflix commission

2-Dec-2016

Netflix has ordered a feature-length adaptation of young adult novel The Kissing Booth from Komixx Entertainment.

Taco Rijssemus

In brief: All3Media; High Noon

2-Dec-2016

All3Media has appointed a chief executive for its Dutch subsidiary IDTV, while Cake Boss producer High Noon has made a round of promotions.

Caroline Matthews

Sun Military Awards producer to head CTVC

2-Dec-2016

Not-for-profit indie CTVC has hired the producer of ITV’s Sun Military Awards as its chief executive.

Messy (credit: Serene Vannoy)

Curve gets dirty for ITV

1-Dec-2016

Curve Media is to send expert cleaners into the UK’s filthiest homes for an ITV series.

Ben Fogle

TV urged to think outside the box on climate change

1-Dec-2016

Broadcasters have acknowledged their failure to address the subject of climate change and have called for indies to incorporate the topic in different ways.

The Missing

All3 on hunt for Asian formats

1-Dec-2016

All3Media International is on the lookout for breakthrough Asian formats as British producers and distributors turn their attention east for new opportunities.

Super Combat Teams

Chinese formats gain momentum Video

1-Dec-2016

Ninja Warrior UK indie Potato has struck a deal to remake Chinese physical gameshow Super Combat Teams – a move that could land a Chinese format on British TV for the first time.

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Reed Midem to hold indie talks

30-Nov-2016

Reed Midem is to hold direct talks with British indie producers and distributors after it emerged that Pact would no longer operate its UK Indies pavilion at Mip and Mipcom.

Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

Exodus returns to BBC2

30-Nov-2016

Refugees and migrants will once again film their own journeys across Europe for a second series of Keo Films-produced BBC2 Exodus.

Killer Instinct

ITN Productions expands US business

29-Nov-2016

ITN Productions is ramping up its business in the US with the hire of a veteran National Geographic exec and formulating plans for a new Stateside base.

UK Indies

Pact scraps Mip stand

25-Nov-2016

Pact is to scrap its UK Indies pavilion at Mip and Mipcom – a move that could hit a number of small producers and distributors.

Jason Manford

ITV orders celebrity 'bighead' gameshow

25-Nov-2016

Primal Media, the indie established by Gogglebox Entertainment co-founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood, has landed a primetime gameshow for ITV.

Big Ben

Big Ben restoration clocked by C4

25-Nov-2016

Channel 4 is to track the restoration of Big Ben through a series of films which will air over a three-year period.  

Jimmy Carr

Comedy Central revives C4's Your Face Or Mine

24-Nov-2016

Comedy Central UK is reviving Channel 4 gameshow Your Face Or Mine 14 years after it made its debut.

All Against 1

Frapa prepares format guide

24-Nov-2016

International format protection body Frapa is preparing an updated legal guide for format creators.

All3Media

C4 commissions crash site challenge

A group of engineers will be challenged to escape from a variety of “catastrophic” crash sites in Channel 4’s latest factual entertainment order.

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Endemol Shine Group

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BBC2 cooks up more Mary Berry recipes

The BBC has cemented its post-Great British Bake Off relationship with Mary Berry with a six-part cooking commission.

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Fremantle Media

Jimmy Carr

Comedy Central revives C4's Your Face Or Mine

Comedy Central UK is reviving Channel 4 gameshow Your Face Or Mine 14 years after it made its debut.

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Alex Polizzi heads to Spain for C5

Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

Alexia Edwards

Warner snares ITV exec

Warner Bros Television Production UK has snared ITV executive Alexia Edwards as group commercial director.

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C4 and Touchpaper launch drama diversity scheme

The next generation of writers and directors from under-represented backgrounds will have the opportunity to work on a Touchpaper TV drama as part of a new Channel 4 talent scheme.

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