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Stephen Garrett

Kudos co-founder launches scripted indie

5-Feb-2016

Kudos co-founder Stephen Garrett has launched a scripted production business and begun developing a supernatural series for Hulu.

Sailor School

Sailor School, C4 Video

5-Feb-2016

Twofour examines the life of the Royal Navy Sailor school.

Vet on the Hill

In brief: More 4; RTS; Grass Roots

5-Feb-2016

More 4 has picked up an Australian vet doc while the RTS is to invest £75,000 in TV technology bursaries.

The Force

Shine takes The Force to Essex for Sky 1

5-Feb-2016

Shine TV is to head to Essex for the second series of Sky 1 blue-light documentary The Force.

The X Factor

Syco: The X Factor will not be rested

4-Feb-2016

Syco has denied reports that The X Factor will be rested and is quietly confident that the singing contest will be recommissioned by ITV.

Brooklyn

Wildgaze developing Brooklyn TV spin-off for BBC

4-Feb-2016

Wildgaze Films is developing a TV spin-off to Oscar and Bafta-nominated Brooklyn, the company’s producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey have confirmed to Broadcast sister-magazine Screen.

Tim Hincks

Hincks slams ‘snobbery’ over BBC entertainment imports

4-Feb-2016

Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.

my-kitchen-rules

7 Wonder appoints senior duo

4-Feb-2016

Micky Flanagan’s Detour De France indie 7 Wonder has unveiled the second stage of its growth plans: opening a Birmingham office and making two senior appointments.

Joe Williams

Vox Pictures appoints head of development

3-Feb-2016

Drama indie Vox Pictures has appointed development consultant and former script editor Joe Williams as head of development.

tattoo_fixers

E4's Tattoo Fixers inks spin-off series

3-Feb-2016

E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.

Broadcast Indie Summit

Broadcast Indie Summit: reasons to attend

3-Feb-2016

Broadcast is hosting its inaugural Indie Summit on 17 March to help producers of all sizes learn from one another. Some of the industry’s biggest names will speak at the summit to share best practice and ideas for the future.Event producer Donna Taberer reveals more about what attendees can expect

Rillington Place

BBC1 orders Rillington Place drama

3-Feb-2016

Endomol Shine Group’s fledgling label Bandit Television is to co-produce a dramatisation of the notorious Rillington Place murders for BBC1.

Britain’s Spending Secrets

The Garden tackles wealth and parenthood for BBC1

3-Feb-2016

Parenthood and wealth are among the topics to be investigated by Anne Robinson in a factual series being developed by The Garden Productions for BBC1.

An Immigrants Guide to Britain

C4 orders immigration sketch show

2-Feb-2016

Greenbird network indie Rumpus Media is to produce a light-hearted format examining British immigration etiquette for Channel 4.

scrabble

ITV pilots Scrabble gameshow

2-Feb-2016

ITV is to pilot a daytime entertainment show inspired by the iconic board game Scrabble.

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry to revisit BBC1 depression doc

2-Feb-2016

Stephen Fry will revisit his 2006 documentary The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive for a BBC1 mental health season.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry to explore masculinity for C4

2-Feb-2016

Grayson Perry is to explore the concept of masculinity in modern Britain for his third series for Channel 4.

Random

Hillbilly lands debut ITV drama

2-Feb-2016

Hillbilly Films, the indie responsible for Channel 4’s Bafta-award single Random, has scored its first ITV commission.

Stephen Lambert

Speakers revealed for inaugural Broadcast Indie Summit

1-Feb-2016

Studio Lambert and The Garden bosses Stephen Lambert and Nick Curwin, along with BBC factual chief Alison Kirkham, are among the big names who will appear at Broadcast’s inaugural Indie Summit on 17 March.

The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone

Gareth Malone heads to Invictus Games for BBC1

1-Feb-2016

Choirmaster Gareth Malone will pull together an ensemble of members and veterans of the Armed Forces ahead of Orlando’s The Invictus Games for his latest musical endeavour for BBC1.

Nichola Hegarty and Sharon Stansfield

Handsome to make Spring Break with Grandad for MTV

1-Feb-2016

Greenbird network indie Handsome Productions is to make a reality format for MTV starring eight twenty-somethings - and their grandparents.

Queen: Thames Pageant

ITV unveils Queen's 90th birthday coverage

1-Feb-2016

ITV has lined up a two-hour film from Oxford Film and Television and a live broadcast from the Royal Windsor Horse Show to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. 

The Kids Casting Agency

Twofour secures access to kids talent agency for C4

1-Feb-2016

Twofour is to head inside one of the UK’s largest children’s talent agencies for a Channel 4 ob-doc.

Patrick Kielty

Roughcut lands BBC NI chatshow

29-Jan-2016

Patrick Kielty is to dig into the internet histories of celebrity guests in a chatshow format for BBC1 Northern Ireland.

Mark Cole

MOTD chief to join Whisper Films

29-Jan-2016

Channel 4-backed indie, Whisper Films, has hired the BBC’s Match of the Day chief as its head of television.

The Brain with Dr David Eagleman

Tin Roof Media backs Blink

29-Jan-2016

Blink Films has received financial backing from Tin Roof Media, an investment group of which Twofour founder Charles Wace is a non-exec director.

Frozen

Sky Vision strikes first-look deal with Avanti

28-Jan-2016

Sky Vision has struck a first-look distribution and development deal with Welsh indie Avanti Media.

Generation Foundation

C4 commissions make-up doc

28-Jan-2016

Channel 4 has commissioned Northern Irish indie Big Mountain Productions to produce a film exploring the world of make-up masters. 

Stephen Lambert

In brief: Keshet; TRX; ITN Prods; ESPN

27-Jan-2016

Keshet has hired a drama chief and Stephen Lambert joins the board of TRX. Read on for more

All3Media

E4's Tattoo Fixers inks spin-off series

E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.

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Endemol Shine Group

Stephen Garrett

Kudos co-founder launches scripted indie

Kudos co-founder Stephen Garrett has launched a scripted production business and begun developing a supernatural series for Hulu.

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Fremantle Media

The X Factor

Syco: The X Factor will not be rested

Syco has denied reports that The X Factor will be rested and is quietly confident that the singing contest will be recommissioned by ITV.

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Twofour

The Kids Casting Agency

Twofour secures access to kids talent agency for C4

Twofour is to head inside one of the UK’s largest children’s talent agencies for a Channel 4 ob-doc.

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Warner Bros Television Productions UK

The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone

Gareth Malone heads to Invictus Games for BBC1

Choirmaster Gareth Malone will pull together an ensemble of members and veterans of the Armed Forces ahead of Orlando’s The Invictus Games for his latest musical endeavour for BBC1.

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Zodiak

Indies: no case for terms of trade review

The three largest qualifying indies have called on culture secretary John Whittingdale to leave the terms of trade alone, with the boss of Zodiak UK branding Ofcom’s identification of potential concerns “as soft as it gets”.

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