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MIPTVNews: Drive

The UK distributor Drive brings one-hour special The Good Nazi to Cannes, the story of a high-ranking Nazi officer who risks his own life to save others, employing more than 1,000 Jews.   Other programmes on the roster include: Invitation To A Royal Wedding (1x60 mins), looking...

C21: Drive ties the knot in Cannes

Drive Media Rights, the distribution arm of London-based production funding agency Drive, is bringing a documentary about royal weddings to MipTV next month. Invitation to a Royal Wedding (1×60′) comes from Oxford Films, the prodco behind documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life & Legacy for UK...

RapidTVNews: Drive gets into gear with British indies

Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett-led production funding and distribution business Drive has announced a series of deals to distribute a range of premium factual programming from a number of leading UK independent producers. The deals have been made with Oxford Films for Putin; The New Tsar...

Daily Mail previews Invitation To A Royal Wedding

ROBERT HARDMAN: What really happens behind the scenes of a royal wedding? ITV documentary reveals the extraordinary lengths to which planners go to keep even the tiniest details a secret before the big day.   Invitation To A Royal Wedding is a behind the scenes look at...

Putin doc added to Drive slate

Drive, the London-based production funding and distribution business, has added a host of factual titles from UK producers to its sales slate ahead of MipTV next month. Shows from Oxford Films, October Films, Ad Hoc Films and Bedlam have been added to the catalogue at Drive,...

C21 feature: Digging up funds

Coproductions are increasingly common in factual series, forcing producers to become deal makers and accountants. Clive Whittingham explores clever deals and how they affect the creative process.   Coproductions, long the standard in scripted, once accounted for only a fraction of factual projects. Feature docs with a...

Strength in numbers

Arriving back home to a reassuringly grey (thankfully no longer red) London sky after three days of perfect sunshine in Cannes, it’s always a good time to take a step back and try and digest what was new at the market. And think about how...

C21 feature: Breaking away

Brexit struck TV-land like a bolt from the blue but the UK industry has since developed a clearer idea of what it wants from the negotiations – and a strategy to get it. Richard Middleton reports.   When the Brexit bell finally tolled last June after months...