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Dambusters tops C21 Hot Properties playlist for May

With many parts of the world slowly returning to normal, May’s Hot Properties playlist reflects a move away from pandemic-inspired commissioning, featuring a wide range of scripted and unscripted content. Unscripted producers seem to be branching off from shows about frontline workers as they look beyond...

Drive features in C21 News Analysis: On the Plus Side

With a vast library of intellectual property and an ambitious originals strategy, Discovery+ is the latest big player to enter the streaming wars. Can it do for unscripted what Netflix did for drama? Excerpt: For Ben Barrett, co-MD of UK coproduction fixing agency Drive, Discovery+ is...

C21: Drive powers forward with new factual slate

Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett, joint MDs of leading UK distributor Drive, discuss the opportunities provided by lockdown, the genres that are selling and the new shows on the company’s Digital Screenings playlist. UK distributor Drive had its “best year as a business” in 2020, according...

C21: Nine, Reelz pick up Diana doc

Nine Network in Australia and US cablenet Reelz are among the international channels to have acquired a two-part ITV documentary on the late Diana Princess of Wales. The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess was produced by Minnow Films for UK commercial broadcaster ITV and centres on...

Olly Alexander, It’s a Sin and Growing Up Gay

Our documentary on Olly Alexander - Growing Up Gay - is mentioned in this piece on the New York Times: Olly Alexander is Done with Shame "in 2017, he fronted a BBC documentary called “Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay.” In it, he returns to his family...