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DRG inks exclusive non-scripted deal with Woodcut, TDP

UK-based distributor DRG has inked an exclusive non-scripted content relationship with UK indie Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership (TDP). Under the new venture, the team will jointly develop and produce ...
October 22, 2018

UK-based distributor DRG has inked an exclusive non-scripted content relationship with UK indie Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership (TDP).

Under the new venture, the team will jointly develop and produce a range of non-scripted content, with DRG representing future programs co-produced between Woodcut and TDP in the international marketplace. Additionally, DRG will lend its international market expertise to Woodcut and TDP’s talent-led factual slate.

In 2017, the venture between TDP and Woodcut Media produced Football: A brief History by Alfie Allen for the History Channel and are currently in pre-production on a soon to be announced, talent-led series.

“We are truly excited by this new three-way collaboration as it puts DRG at the center of content creation and ensures we can use our expertise effectively, inputting creatively on what will work best – and generate most revenue – internationally,” said DRG’s CEO Richard Halliwell (pictured, right) in a statement.

“This feels like the natural next step in our relationship with The Development Partnership. Now, with DRG’s international experience and wide-ranging support, we’ll be able to supercharge our efforts in this space,” added Woodcut Media CEO Kate Beal (center).

The Development Partnership, headed by Robert Taylor (left), is a development company that aims to provide a space for talent to have a voice in the development and production of projects. Woodcut Media, meanwhile, is led by Beal and creative director Derren Lawford, with support from former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills, who serves as chairman.

Last year, TDP and Woodcut partnered to produce Football: A brief History by Alfie Allen for History Channel. The pair of organizations are currently in pre-production on another major talent-led series, to be announced shortly.

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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