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The Story Collective recruits from See-Saw Films & New Pictures

Fifth Season-backed UK production company The Story Collective has made a pair of senior hires, appointing Elouise West as head of commercial, legal and business affairs and Ceci Mazzarella as head of development. West arrives from New Pictures, where she has spent the past four years running business affairs on a range of productions, including Des for […]

Sky unveils UK dramas & comedies as 200 originals set to land in 2022

Sky is planning to launch more than 200 original programmes in 2022, with a raft of new commissions unveiled for its slate. The originals output – up 60% on 2021 – includes The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which is being produced by The Cry firm Synchronicity Films. The Scottish prodco picked up rights to the Heather […]

Paramount+ sails into ‘The Blue’ for fourth UK original

Paramount+ has commissioned its fourth UK original, ordering drama series The Blue, ahead of the streamer’s launch in the country this summer. All3Media label New Pictures is producing the 7 x 55-minute series, which is being adapted from the Lucy Clarke novel No Escape. It is being co-produced by VIS – the international studio division of […]

New Pictures co-founder Charlie Pattinson steps down as co-CEO, Willow Grylls takes helm

Charlie Pattinson, co-founder and joint-CEO of All3Media-backed UK prodco New Pictures is stepping down to become non-executive chair. Fellow co-founder Willow Grylls will carry on as CEO, while Pattinson will continue at the company as an executive producer, including on the second season of Sky One’s Cobra and the upcoming BBC One original drama series Champion, […]

UK’s BBC unveils six dramas & new Michaela Coel project

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new scripted series, as well as a new project that is in the works from I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel. Six shows have been unveiled by the broadcaster’s director of drama Piers Wenger, who confirmed a new project with Coel was in the […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max acquires UK crime drama from All3Media

Soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max is among buyers of upcoming UK factual drama White House Farm. The show is being produced by New Pictures in association with All3Media International, which is distributing globally, after ITV commissioned the series in the UK. The six-part drama centres on an infamous true crime story about the murder of three […]

All3 backs drama label Witchery Pictures

All3Media is set to invest in drama label Witchery Pictures, which was recently launched by Red Planet Pictures Siobhan Finnigan and Judith King. The outfit is also co-owned by New Pictures, with its CEO Charlie Pattinson taking some responsibility for Witchery shows in their early years. Witchery’s first project is a rom-com musical set in […]

Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, TBI can reveal. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror). The […]

All3Media buys Fleabag producer

All3Media has bought Two Brothers Pictures, the UK prodco that makes buzzy BBC comedy Fleabag. London-based Two Brothers was set up in 2014 by Harry and Jack Williams. The pair had already worked with All3 when they wrote the popular BBC drama series The Missing, which Two Brothers made for BBC with New Pictures, which […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]