Global content creator BBC Studios has inked a two-year, first-look distribution deal with London-based indie Big Deal Films.
Under terms of the pact, Big Deal Films will focus on producing and developing both younger-skewing investigative documentaries and lightly formatted series with support from the commercial arm of the BBC. The agreement will additionally see BBC Studios lend support to the creation of original, diverse content that will enable Big Deal Films to maintain its creative and cultural identity, and continue to work with leading platforms and broadcasters globally.
Since its inception in 2014, Big Deal Films has focused on creating factual, fact ent and scripted formats for black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) audiences. It’s current content portfolio includes Sending Money Home for The One Show on BBC1, which follows the money trail of UK migrant workers, and Disabled Fight Club for Channel 4, which follows six disabled fighters as they journey to compete in combat sports.
“The hunger for diverse content has never been higher. Supporting Big Deal will provide content across a number of genres at a time when this is needed more than ever,” said Rebecca Brown, specialist factual commercial manager for BBC Studios, in a statement. “We know that younger audiences really want truth in a world of fake news, and Big Deal is the ideal producer to deliver this.”