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The State creator Peter Kosminsky preps cyber drama for C4

The State (pictured), Wolf Hall and Britz creator Peter Kosminsky has teamed with Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment to develop a new cyber warfare drama for Channel 4 (C4). The working title for the show is currently The Undeclared War. It reunites Kosminsky and Playground after their work together on Golden Globe-winning series Wolf Hall. Kosminsky is […]

Writer’s room: Charlie Brooker on designing a Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker can lay claim to creating an entirely new TV genre when he launched Black Mirror on Channel 4 in the UK six years ago, terrifying audiences with scripted tales of technological nightmares. The show is now produced for Netflix, and here Brooker reveals what goes into each programme, which he creates with producer […]

Channel 4 goes Inside the EU with doc series

Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned a series from October Films that follows a group of British MEPs in their journey through Brexit. Inside the EU (working title) is a 3×60 minute series that has access to the European Parliament and charts the highs and lows of some of the UK’s most misunderstood public servants. The […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

C4 appoints ex-Garden CEO to Indie Growth Fund board

Channel 4 (C4) has appointed The Garden’s former CEO Nick Curwin to its Indie Growth Fund Advisory Board. Curwin joins the board as an external independent expert, where he will help to supervise the operation, review the performance of the Fund and make recommendations to the C4 Corporation Board for investments and exits. He will […]

Film4 exec joins Ink Factory as production chief

The Ink Factory has hired Film4’s Tracey Josephs (pictured) as head of production, and six other execs in its development, commercial and marketing teams, after securing US$180m in funding for growth. Josephs will oversee physical production and participate in setting the strategic direction of the UK-based company. She will help create and produce both theatrical […]

Netflix orders LA-set French comedy

Netflix is expanding its relationship with Gad Elmaleh, handing the French comedian his own series and an English-language stand-up special. The SVOD service ordered a French language stand-up special from Elmaleh in January this year, and has now put an eight-part comedy into production. Huge in France, a half-hour scripted show, follows Elmaleh as he […]

Surprise choice for Channel 4 content chief

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has plumped for the surprise choice of Ian Katz, a news executive currently working at the BBC, as its director of programmes. Katz (pictured) effectively succeeds Jay Hunt, who was C4’s chief creative officer until exiting recently and joining Apple to run its original programming out of the UK. He will […]

Delightful brings in ex-C4 commissioner

Delightful Media, a media company focused on food and drink, has appointed ex-Channel 4 commissioner Robert Marsh as managing director. Marsh has been brought in to drive growth and build Delightful’s reputation as a producer of premium quality branded and social video content. Joining founder and creative director Jonathan Almond, the duo will work together […]

Apple confirms ex-C4 exec Jay Hunt as Euro chief

Tech giant Apple has confirmed the hire of former Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt, news TBI first reported on earlier this month. She has been named European creative director of worldwide video, a role that will see her commissioning original content from Europe. Apple has committed US$1 billion to content in a bid to […]

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