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Lilla Hurst’s view on Distributor-led commissioning in “TBI Weekly: The Future is Factual – The Top Unscripted Trends of 2018”

Weeks after unveiling its long-gestating, multi-million-dollar collaboration with David Attenborough, Netflix made another strong statement in the factual space at this week’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) where new recruit Sara Edelson – Los Angeles-based manager for original docs – eschewed the...

C21: Drive motors in with Queen for Mipcom

A naval observational docuseries and a documentary on The Queen are among the programmes making up London-based production funding agency and distributor Drive’s Mipcom slate.   Warship: Life at Sea (4×60’) explores everyday life onboard Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan, one of the most advance warships in...

TBI Vision: Arrow and Drive partnership takes flight

A new factual series detailing catastrophic events on board aeroplanes is in the offing after Arrow Media and sales agency Drive announced a new partnership. The two companies say they will work together on a new show, Flights From Hell, which has been commissioned by Channel 5...

C21: Drive parks factual in China

Chinese VoD platform BiliBili has acquired the rights to a range of factual programming from UK-based funder and distributor Drive, including an historical documentary on ancient Rome. Eight Days that Made Rome (8×60’) is produced by October Films and Krempelwood and explores the Roman Empire era.   Other...

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...