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Freedom Scripted opens offices in London, Berlin

Glasgow-based indie production company Freedom Scripted has announced new offices in London and Berlin, as well as new partnerships in Berlin and Lisbon. The expansion also sees the promotion of Nancy Napper Canter to Head of Development in London, and Tessa Buchanan to Development Exec in the Glasgow office. Having secured investment from the Channel […]

November 1, 2023

Channel 5 orders Wonders of the Human Body

Channel 5 has ordered a new 3 x 60’ part series which reveals the incredible way bodies work in Wonders of the Human Body, produced by Glasgow production company Storyboard Studios. The three-part series will be presented by health guru and science journalist Dr Michael Mosley as he sets out to decode the marvel of design and engineering […]

September 28, 2023

IMPACT Wrestling Gut Check returns for UK Tour

IMPACT Wrestling is looking for the next pro wrestling stars as two Gut Check tryout events are confirmed in conjunction with the upcoming UK Invasion Tour. IMPACT Wrestling Gut Check, launched in 2012, gives pro wrestlers around the world a chance to showcase their skill and ability in front of a distinguished panel of judges. […]

September 26, 2023

BT opens revamped Glasgow office

BT Group has reaffirmed its commitment to Glasgow, and Scotland, as it officially reopened its Clydeside building following a multi-million pound refurbishment. The office, known as Alexander Bain House, which first opened in 2001, is one of the original tenants of Glasgow’s International Financial District (IFSD). As a key location in the company’s future plans, […]

September 14, 2023

Shetland lead writer to create TV series based on Morrow books

Having helmed Shetland from the start to series seven, BAFTA-winning screenwriter and executive producer David Kane is developing the five book Morrow series into a multi-season TV series, set in Glasgow. Award winning author Denise Mina is one of Scotland’s most influential crime writers at home and internationally, described by Val McDermid as ‘crime writing […]

March 8, 2023

Freedom Scripted first look deal with All3Media

Scottish indie Freedom Scripted has signed a first look distribution deal with All3Media International. Having secured investment from C4 Indie Growth Fund last summer, the deal will see Glasgow based Freedom partnering with All3Media International on its scripted slate. The focus of which is on thought provoking, character-led drama. Further slate announcements will be released […]

February 9, 2023

Report: Glasgow has UK’s biggest broadband gap

Glasgow is the UK’s most unequal city for broadband connections – with its fastest area 866 times the speed of its slowest, according to analysis of 16,500 consumer speed tests by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. The highest average download speed measured in Glasgow was 840.4Mbps, logged in the Milton district. Yet just four […]

December 8, 2022

Freedom Scripted to adapt memoir by Lucy Holden

Glasgow-based production company Freedom Scripted has acquired the rights to Lucid, the memoir by author and award-winning journalist, Lucy Holden. Freedom Scripted are making the book into a TV series, with Holden herself attached to adapt. Based on her critically acclaimed memoir published in hardback earlier this year, the series follows young, ambitious journalist Lucy […]

October 31, 2022

Glasgow, Liverpool final Eurovision 2023 host city contenders

The BBC has provided an update on the bidding process for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, and confirmed that two cities, Glasgow and Liverpool, remain in competition to be the 2023 host city. On August 12th, the BBC announced that seven cities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield) had been shortlisted as candidate […]

September 27, 2022

WWE Live returning to Scotland

WWE Live will return to Glasgow, Scotland on October 30th 2022. Fans attending the WWE Live event at the OVO Hydro Arena will see a host their favourite WWE Superstars in action including proud Scot Drew McIntyre, The Usos, Natalya, Sheamus and many more. A presale for tickets will take place on July 25th at 9am […]

July 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare