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Drive to distribute new Diana doc

UK producer Oxford Film and Television has appointed distributor and production-funding agency Drive to distribute a new doc celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales. This 1 x ...
May 18, 2017

UK producer Oxford Film and Television has appointed distributor and production-funding agency Drive to distribute a new doc celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales.

This 1 x 90 untitled feature will include interviews with the The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, both who open up about their mother and how she influenced and shaped their lives. The doc will include new archival material and contributions from many key people in Diana’s life.

With interviews and reflections from her two sons, friends and family, many who have never spoken publicly before, the film intends to offer new insight into Diana’s life.

Drive — founded by Ben Barrett and Lilla Hurst (pictured) in 2013 — is distributing the film worldwide. Drive has been working with Oxford Film and Television to generate pre-sales for the documentary and has already inked a pre-sale acquisition by HBO Documentary Films for the U.S. market.

Oxford Film and Television has been involved in the production of other British Royal family documentaries, including Our Queen at 90. The agency is producing the film for ITV in the UK. It will be broadcast on both ITV and HBO this summer, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

“Drive is the perfect partner to work with us on such a prestigious film with huge global interest. It plays perfectly to their strengths in securing international pre-sales,” said Nick Kent, the film’s executive producer at Oxford Film and Television, in a statement.

 

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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