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C21: Prince William goes to Mipcom with Drive

Factual programmes about Prince William, strange objects and LGBTQ rights are among the titles leading UK-based production funding and distribution agency Drive’s slate for Mipcom Online+. Feature doc Prince William: A Planet for Us All (1×90’/60′) is produced by Oxford Films for ITV in the UK. With exclusive access...

C21: Chop and Change

By Clive Whittingham 05-10-2020 Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett, co-MDs of UK-based production funding and distribution agency Drive, discuss the company’s move into formats distribution with Sky History series The Chop. London-based Drive, which started out as a coproduction funding fixer before adding more traditional finished tape distribution to...

ITV Premier: Prince William: A Planet For Us All

Monday 5th October, 9pm, ITV1. Growing up, Prince William always loved nature.  Now, as a father, with the devastation of climate change and extinction already upon us, the need to protect the natural world has never been more urgent. Filmed over two years, with unique on-the-shoulder...

Broadcast now: Drive pushes into formats with Sky History’s The Chop

Production funding outfit expands sales arm with Sky History competition series Production funding and distribution outfit Drive has picked up Sky History competition The Chop, expanding its sales business by ramping up activity in the formats space. The forthcoming 9 x 60-minutes series, presented by Lee Mack...

C21: Drive hires Twofour sales exec

London-based distribution and production funding agency Drive has hired a former Twofour exec to lead its sales operations in France, Italy, Germany, Iberia and Latin America. Eniela Bella is joining the company as group senior sales exec, having previously been VP of sales for EMEA at ITV-owned Twofour. Bella...

C21: Fixing our morale

By Roz Laws 17-07-2020 Craft show The Repair Shop has moved from BBC2 to BBC1 and from daytime to primetime – something the UK pubcaster’s head of documentary commissioning, Clare Sillery, says will be a common Covid-19 coping mechanism. Host Jay Blades discusses how the series cut...

Rapid TV News: Drive, back2back book US pre-sale for new World’s Deadliest Weather Read more: Drive, back2back book US pre-sale for new World’s Deadliest Weather

In a coup for the UK indie and production-funding and distribution agency, The Weather Channel has pre-bought the fourth series of The World’s Deadliest Weather from back2back Productions and Drive.  The fourth series of The World’s Deadliest Weather, produced by back2back, was ordered by BBC Studios...