Extra: STV, Woodcut make hires, Cineflix inks deals

Today's 'Extra' includes new hires for STV Productions and Woodcut Media, and a raft of sales from Cineflix Rights into Scandinavia. (Pictured: The Secret Life of Lego)
December 1, 2015

STV Productions names exec producer of factual
The UK-based STV Productions has tapped former Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) exec Peter Collins as executive producer of factual, effective January 4. Collins previously served as head of development at OSF, responsible for securing factual commissions for a wide range of broadcasters including BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Nat Geo Wild and Channel 4. He will report to STV’s recently appointed creative director Dan Korn.

Woodcut Media appoints chairman
UK indie Woodcut Media has named former BBC exec Jeremy Mills as chairman, effective immediately. The newly created role sees Mills serving in an advisory capacity, responsible for driving the fledgling company’s strategic growth. During his 18-year tenure at the UK pubcaster, Mills served in various capacities including as director, series producer for the BBC documentary department and executive producer. In 1997, he co-founded the British prodco Lion Television where he would develop such award-winning series as Castaway, Homes Under the Hammer and Playing It Straight.

Cineflix Rights sends The Secret World of Lego to Scandinavia
London-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sent Waddell Media’s hour-long documentary The Secret Life of Lego (pictured) into Scandinavia and abroad. The special was pre-sold to TV2 Denmark, TV5 Finland and NRK Norway. The film has subsequently been sent to broadcasters in more than 16 countries, including National Geographic Channel in the U.S., Foxtel in Australia, RTL in the Netherlands, Discovery in Sweden and Poland, and TV New Zealand. Elsewhere, the distributor has acquired follow-up holiday special The Christmas World of Lego from Waddell Media. The hour-long film is to premiere later this year on UK pubcaster Channel 4. 

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