Future Studios

Exclusive: Taking the long view on factual shortform

Shortform factual content is growing fast, but how does it fit into the kaleidoscope of other programming out there? Andy Fry finds out. There’s no lack of shortform factual storytelling in the world. With the emergence of social platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok, the last two decades have seen an endless outpouring of […]

UK’s C4 orders Future Studios stunt show featuring Tik Tok stars King Billy & The Mountain

Channel 4 in the UK has ordered a show featuring two TikTok stunt stars from Future Studios, the factual production division of Future Publishing. Hillbilly Nation follows King Billy and The Mountain as they attempt to build community spirit by transforming a clapped out old limousine into a ‘swimousine’ by stripping the seats out to make way […]

Future Studios hires Motown Records alum to lead new US production hub

Future Studios has appointed Universal music exec Shante’ Paige to head up the publishing company’s new production hub in Atlanta, Georgia. Paige, a former VP of A&R for the Universal/Motown Records Group, joins from her Atlanta-based business She’s A Movement Media Group, where she was CEO and executive producer. Credits include talkshow Don’t Cancel Me […]

UK factual outfit Barcroft rejigs execs & rebrands as Future Studios

UK factual outfit Barcroft Studios has rebranded as Future Studios and upped Al Brown to VP. Brown is now responsible for overseeing internal development and commissioning and distribution at the company. He previously oversaw its factual output for Channel 4’s True Stories brand as executive producer, reporting into CCO John Farrar, who took the helm earlier this year. […]

Sam Barcroft quits Barcroft Studios; Alex Morris takes reins

Alex Morris, chief creative officer at the UK’s Future plc-owned Barcroft Studios, is taking over the day-to-day running of the company, following the exit of founder and CEO Sam Barcroft and COO Caspar Norman. Morris will also lead Future Studios and take responsibility for its company’s new “video centre of excellence” as he seeks to […]