Leftfield Entertainment-owned prodco Loud TV has teamed with UK indie Plum Pictures in a partnership that will bring the latter Stateside to develop and produce content for the U.S. market.
Launched in 2007 by Stuart Cabb (pictured) and Will Daws, Plum Pictures has focused on unscripted series that accesses hidden UK subcultures, and the indie’s portfolio includes such titles as Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island (BBC2), as well as George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Kid Criminals (both for Channel 4).
The companies will work together out of Loud’s New York City offices to co-create formats and original series for the U.S. market, with Cabb set to work with Rigg on developing and pitching projects. The pair recently had a series greenlit by FYI and is also developing a project for MTV.
Edward Simpson, VP of business development and international for Leftfield Entertainment, brokered the deal.
“Plum’s ability to take bold risks with big ideas, as well as their uncanny knack for gaining camera access to notoriously private facets of UK life across the spectrum of society will be invaluable as we work to develop similarly groundbreaking programming here in the U.S.,” said Nick Rigg, Loud TV executive producer and president, in a statement.
Plum Pictures co-owner Cabb added: “Nick and his team at Loud and Leftfield have keen insight into the directions various networks are headed, and what they’re looking for in terms of breakthrough series. We’re eager to bring our unique brand of programming to an entirely new audience.”