Content Media cuts drama deal with Keo Films

Hugh-Fearnley-WhittingstallProducer and distributor Content Media Corporation has agreed a first-look deal with KEO Films, as the UK indie producer moves into drama programming.

KEO is currently known as a factual producer but as its branches out into scripted, Content will support it in terms of development and production and will distribute all resulting programmes internationally.

The pair said today that there are a number of drama projects already in development.

Debbie Manners, managing director, KEO Films said: “We wanted to make sure that every aspect of our new programming can be exploited worldwide in traditional and digital media and we are sure, with its vast experience and fantastic global network, that Content will do a great job.”

Greg Phillips, president, Content Television & Digital, added: “KEO’s development slate is very exciting and is completely compatible with what we do in delivering scripted programming which resonates strongly across multiple platforms with homegrown and international audiences alike.”

Content has inked a number of strategic deals with leading companies in recent months including with Nurse Jackie producer Caryn Mandabach’s Mandabach Productions; Robert Halmi Jnr’s Great Point Media, Canadian indie producer Edyson Entertainment; Dr Bruno Wu’s multi-faceted production house Seven Stars Media in Beijing and Finnish format producer Aito Media.

Keo is best-known as the producer of the cooking and lifestyle River Cottage programmes.