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Shrubb joins Pure Fiction as Head of Development

Pure Fiction Television, the indie helmed by Tom Winchester, has expanded its development team with the appointment of Kat Shrubb as Head of Development. Having an ambitious and growing slate of live developments, Shrubb joins the team to oversee and grow development activity alongside Laura Klimke and Yolanda Lee. In addition to the appointment, Winchester […]

June 13, 2024

Andrew Scott joins MCM London Comic Con line-up

MCM London Comic Con has announced that incredible BAFTA award winner Andrew Scott will be joining the all-star guest line-up that alredy includes the likes of Stephen Amell, Rhys Darby, The Critcal Role gang, Khary Payton, Ashley Greene and many more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet Andrew Scott on Sunday 29th […]

October 17, 2023

NFTS, Left Bank Pictures launch UK writers development programme

In a concerted effort to promote a more inclusive and diverse British film and television industry, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announce the launch of a new UK writers development programme, in partnership with Left Bank Pictures.  Kicking off from March 2024, the newly formed NFTS Diverse Writers Development Programme will select […]

October 2, 2023

Undeniable announces The Second Woman 24-hour theatrical experience

Fremantle’s premium documentaries label, Undeniable, announced a new feature documentary, The Second Woman (w/t), capturing Golden Globe and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Luther, His Dark Materials) in an epic, one-off performance piece at the Young Vic theatre in London. The Second Woman play is created and directed by playwrights and directors, Anna Breckon and […]

May 19, 2023

Conversation with Friends debuts in May on BBC Three, iPlayer

The BBC has has announced that Conversation with Friends will air on May 15th on BBC Three with all episodes additionally available that day through the BBC iPlayer. Conversations with Friends follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Bad Wolf to produce The Winter King

Bad Wolf has announced its first major new drama commission since joining Sony Pictures Television, The Winter King. Based on Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is an epic but intimate 10 part returning series which will shoot in Wales and the West Country in 2022. Portraying a revisionist take on the well-loved Arthurian […]

April 5, 2022

BFI, albert announce Wales to develop production sustainability plan

The BFI and BAFTA albert have announced  that Wales has been selected to put environmental sustainability recommendations for screen production into action in Screen New Deal: Transformation Plan. The initiative is a follow-up to the Screen New Deal report released in 2020, which explored the carbon impact of the film production sector and proposed a […]

February 1, 2022

BBC, HBO order more His Dark Materials

BBC One and HBO have announcd that their internationally successful co-production His Dark Materials, has been commissioned for a third season from Bad Wolf and will commence production in Cardiff in 2021. The commission will be based on The Amber Spyglass, the third part of Philip Pullman’s original trilogy of novels, and will contine to […]

December 23, 2020

Report: Record-breaking year for UK TV exports

The latest UK TV Exports report from Pact, the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies, shows that 2019/20 was another record-breaking year for UK TV exports, generating £1.48 billion, a 6 per cent year-on-year increase. Scripted drama – such as Chernobyl, His Dark Materials, […]

November 24, 2020