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A passion for

content

Drive is a very specialist sales agency. Producers come to us for programme funding and distribution. While for broadcasters, we offer an exciting and diverse range of pitches and programmes from many of the best producers around.

From funding…

If you’re a producer, you’ve already got great relationships within the industry, and a strong production team. But raising production funding is often complex and can be very time consuming. It’s also hard to keep up with the shifting media landscape and all the potential new buyers out there.

At Drive, our primary aim is to make this process easier for you. We’ve built up an extensive range of international relationships and count many domestic and international broadcasters as loyal clients. We’ve built a reputation to be proud of, which helped us to raise over US$10 million for our clients in 2015.

We understand that all projects are different, and our clients all have different strengths and relationships, and like to manage projects differently. We’ll listen to your needs, and then develop a funding strategy that delivers your specific goals (and does it quickly).

It’s rare for a sales agency to have creative involvement, but (when required) we use our experience to help steer editorial to make a project more saleable. Clients value us for being both tenacious and creative.
This industry can be complex. We are reliable experts who can steer you through any tricky terrain.

To programme sales…

In addition to shows that we have secured funding for, Drive now also distributes content for third party producers and broadcasters.

Being a key player in production funding gives us an edge when it comes to programme distribution. It means we’re in an optimal place to use our ability to close funding gaps and negotiate co-productions and pre-sales, and use our experience and relationships to negotiate top level license fees. It also means that our sales team know each project inside out, enabling us to pitch projects effectively.

We have a small, carefully curated catalogue, allowing us to give each project the attention it deserves. Between us, our team have 60 years of distribution experience.

We also offer the most competitive commission rate on the market.

Our Services

WHAT WE OFFER

Strategic Consultancy

If you’re at development stage (or even beyond), you’ll want to give your project the best chance at securing funding. We can provide the commercial and editorial advice and the market knowledge to make you and your project stand out.

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Programme Funding

We are experts in raising pre-sales, co-production and full commissions. Tap into our extensive network of long standing international contacts to get the green light for your project. You’ll often find Drive are behind 100% of a project’s budget.

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Programme Sales

Get an experienced sales team behind your project. Once funds have been secured, we can gear up to handle your worldwide distribution. For broadcasters, we offer a catalogue of fresh programming.

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Deal Management

Make sure your deal is structured in the most commercially efficient way possible. We negotiate headline commercial terms as standard, and can provide further support on all aspects of business affairs if required.

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Scripted Executive Producing

Let us source writers, script editors, development finance, and any other elements for you. Coupled with our sales and distribution capability, we can offer everything you need to trigger the production process.

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International Representation

See your projects and interests represented around the world. We go to all the major TV markets, plus an ever-increasing number of dedicated sales and business development trips.

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We like to get in early on any project, so contact us now and we’ll help you get to that all-important green light.