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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...

C21: Drive revs up int’l factual sales

US cablenet Smithsonian Channel and Australian pubcaster SBS are among the broadcasters to have acquired factual programming from UK production-funding and distribution outfit Drive.   Eight Days that Made Rome (8×60’) has been picked up by Smithsonian for North America, SBS TV for Australia and Viasat World...

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...

Body Cam Cops premiered

In this new series back2back has uncovered some of the most powerful, shocking and extraordinary footage ever filmed by cops on the front-line as they investigate crimes and catch criminals in the act across the world - from Santiago to Seattle, Northampton to Malaga. Policing in...

Drive sells content to global broadcasters

UK prodco-funding and distribution agency Drive has made a raft of international sales from its broadcast partners on a range of factual content. Smithsonian Channel has acquired 8 Days that Made Rome (8×60) for North America. Produced by October Films and Krempelwood for Channel 5, this...

Drive shortlisted for this year’s Broadcast Awards

Drive has been shortlisted for this year's Broadcast Awards for International Programme Sales for the programme Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy. We share the nomination with 4 very large and established companies and are proud to be the only independent Distributor in the...