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Drive, Back2Back team up for “Deadliest Drivers”

UK-based indie Back2Back Productions has teamed with Drive for the upcoming 13 x 30-minute series World's Deadliest Drivers.
June 8, 2015

UK-based indie Back2Back Productions has teamed with London-based copro and financing company Drive for the 13 x 30-minute series World’s Deadliest Drivers.

The series, which will be localized for sale into a variety of global markets, will utilize exclusive dash-cam footage provided by a variety of sources –¬†including international law enforcement agencies – to expose examples of bad driving within the UK and internationally. Interviews with those captured on film and the police will be interwoven throughout the series.

Although World’s Deadliest Drivers¬†has yet to be picked up by broadcasters, Drive will oversee the distribution of the project and is currently negotiating a number of pre-sale and coproduction deals in territories that include Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

“We’re seeing a real need/demand for long running, cost effective content,” said Ben Barrett, joint managing director for Drive, in a statement. “With World’s Deadliest Drivers, we have struck upon a structure and format that allows us to offer a level of localization in a number of major markets, so that the content will have local resonance and impact.”

Founded in 2013, Drive works with producers, broadcasters and distributors to facilitate the production funding process by sourcing finance for factual and scripted projects to be broadcast over digital and TV.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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