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Prime Video investigates Woodcut Media’s Suffolk Strangler & Ian Brady true crime docs

Amazon’s Prime Video SVOD service has picked up two true crime docuseries as exclusives for the UK & Ireland from factual firm Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Woodcut and distributed internationally by Abacus, Murder In The Red Light is scheduled to launch 19 April, while Becoming Ian Brady will launch 10 […]

UK indie Woodcut appoints Unseen on Screen founder to senior fact-ent position

UK indie Woodcut Media has appointed Meriel Beale to the newly created position of senior executive producer, factual entertainment. Beale will report directly to Woodcut’s CEO, Kate Beal and head of development, Jo Enyori, and will be responsible for expanding the company’s factual entertainment slate, with a focus on developing original formats and securing commissions within the […]

TBI’s 2023 Predictions: Kate Beal, founder & CEO, Woodcut Media

As the new year gets underway, TBI talks to some of the biggest names in the global TV industry to get their thoughts on the major trends and best shows coming up in the next 12 months. Here, Kate Beal, founder and CEO of UK-based Woodcut Media, talks expanding the factual offering, the cost of […]

UK indie Woodcut promotes new exec producer & MD of sales

UK indie Woodcut Media has promoted series producer Nick Mavroidakis to executive producer, while Koulla Anastasi has been upped to MD of Woodcut International. Mavroidakis will take up his new role in January 2023 and will take the creative lead on several Woodcut franchises. According to Woodcut: “He will work with the team to ensure the shows continue […]

Prime Video UK investigates Meredith Kercher murder

Amazon’s SVOD service Prime Video has ordered a feature-length documentary examining the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, for the UK & Ireland. The 1 x 90-minute The Murder Of Meredith will debut next month, with Abacus Media Rights handling global sales outside the UK and presenting the title to buyers at MIPCOM. Produced by Woodcut […]

Deals round-up: Viaplay orders Norwegian drama ‘R.I.P. Henry’; Nine & Viaplay take serial killer doc; ‘Two Lives’ sells across Europe

Viaplay orders Norwegian drama ‘R.I.P. Henry’ Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned R.I.P. Henry as its next Norwegian original series. Produced by Ørjan Karlsen for ITV Studios Norway, with Tanya Nanette Badendyck as executive producer for Viaplay Group, the eight-part series follows an arrogant small-town surgeon who is diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Given just […]

Sky Crime preps ‘Murdered At First Sight’ from Woodcut

Sky Crime in the UK is preparing to air Murdered At First Sight from producer Woodcut Media. The 10 x 60-minute show tells the first-hand stories of some of the most complex and hard-to-solve cases of stranger murders, where no disgruntled partners or jealous relatives are involved. The series will debut on Sky Crime in […]

Woodcut’s Derren Lawford exits to launch docs & drama firm DARE Pictures

Derren Lawford, the former creative director of UK factual outfit Woodcut Media, has launched a new firm aimed at producing documentaries, drama, film and podcasts. DARE Pictures will produce for UK and global buyers, with a focus on using “an international network of directors, authors, and producers” to create “inclusive and impactful stories”. Several projects […]

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