Firecracker Films is to follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s attempts to launch a lingerie brand in China for BBC2 in one of three orders picked up by the factual producer.
Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and plans to forge a new creative partnership with the company.
5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.
Barriers to entry in the UK television industry remain high, but there are rich rewards for those that get their foot in the door, according to a study published this week.
Channel 4 has backed Sanjay Singhal’s Voltage TV as it continues to spend its £20m Growth Fund.
Lime Pictures is to delve into the world of clairvoyants for Channel 4 and Nan is to return for a two-part series on BBC1. Click for the rest of today’s news round-up.
Crackit Productions, the indie behind Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story, has hired former Channel 5 factual and fact ent commissioner Jason Wells as an executive producer.
Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday renewed their plea for fellow indie producers to help them save BBC3 at an event at Bafta last night - prompting Big Talk’s Kenton Allen to openly back the campaign.
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Endemol Shine UK is to continue to operate its multichannel networks ChannelFlip and Endemol Beyond as separate businesses and handed responsibility for both to commercial director Laurence Jones.
A Creative Skillset study has revealed that staff employed in the TV industry are twice as likely to have attended a fee-paying school or have a degree as the national average.
Ofcom has rejected 6,000 complaints about Raw TV’s Channel 4 drama, UKIP: The First 100 Days.
Former Silver River head Daisy Goodwin is to make her screenwriting debut with a Queen Victoria biopic for ITV.
Factual commissioning editor Simon Raikes is leaving Channel 5 to launch a non-scripted division at Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures.
Channel 4 has commissioned CB Films to make two-part series examining how people live with issues including pyromania, kleptomania and nymphomania.
Working Title Television UK’s Juliette Howell is leaving the NBC Universal joint venture once she has overseen it existing slate.
More details have emerged of Netflix’s non-scripted commissioning push, with the SVoD giant hunting up to six shows a year.
Channel 4 is to head to the The Island with Bear Grylls for a third time after recommissioning the Bafta-winning show.
ITV has ordered two high-end dramas: and adaptation of Peter Pan with Fortitude star Stanley Tucci as Hook; and epic series set in the “wild west” of the Yorkshire Dales in the 19th century.
The discovery of pirate Captain Kidd’s treasure will form the centrepiece of an eight-part October Films series for History, which will be broadcast around the world.
BBC Worldwide has acquired a 25% stake in a start-up co-founded by one of the creators of The Weakest Link.
Israeli production company Keshet has won its first commission based on IP developed in the UK: a workplace dating format for ITVBe.
New BBC documentaries and drama heads are broadly welcomed by production community
Netflix has opened its doors to the wider UK indie community for the first time, as it hunts for ambitious entertainment and fact ent formats.
Amazon Prime Instant Video has continued its push into originations by commissioning a further two series of period crime drama Ripper Street.
BBC1 has commissioned a four-part adaptation of classic kids novel Watership Down.
Pact has hired former Fox executive David Lyle as the first president of its US division.
Barcroft Productions has secured access to notorious US race hate group Ku Klux Klan for its first Channel 4 commission.