Realscreen.com: Drive bolsters royal programming slate; acquires stable of factual titles
UK-based production-funding and distribution agency Drive has been appointed by True Royal TV, the royalty-themed SVOD platform, to distribute a portfolio of royal-focused programming.
The slate includes three new royal family documentaries and an eight-part royal talk show produced by British indie Spun Gold TV.
The titles include Meghan & Harry: Bringing Up Baby (working title; 1 x 60 minutes), featuring Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, who provides insight into what the future has in store for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their baby; fashion-focused program Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess (1 x 60 minutes); Inside Royal Homes (1 x 60 minutes), which looks at how historic buildings have transformed into modern royal homes; and The Royal View (8 x 30 minutes), an in-depth look at the truth behind the various stories surrounding the royal family.
Drive is distributing all four shows globally and will launch the projects to international buyers at MIPTV in Cannes, France this month.
In other Drive news, the distributor has acquired a number of factual titles, including Busted in Bangkok: Thai Tourist Police. The 6 x 60-minute project is a copro between Curve Media and Motion Content Group for Channel 5 in the UK, and follows a group of English-speaking Thai Tourist Police officers as they deal with tourists from all over the world.
The London distributor has also picked up the October Films-produced hour-long special, The Hunt for Ted Bundy for Investigation Discovery, which follows detective Bob Keppel as he re-opens his personal casebook and delves back into the 1974 serial murder case of Ted Bundy; and the Mr. Porter produced film, Dressing the Part, which sees award-winning costume designer Arianne Phillips taking audiences behind-the-scenes to get a closer look at the woman who dresses some of society’s most famous faces.
Published by Selina Chignall 01.04.19 on www.realscreen.com.