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BBC Studios signs deal with Sarah Brocklehurst to partner for new prodco

BBC Studios has agreed to a partnership deal with producer Sarah Brocklehurst, for new UK-based prodco Brock Media, the company announced on Thursday (Jan. 20). Brock Media, which was founded by ...
January 20, 2022

BBC Studios has agreed to a partnership deal with producer Sarah Brocklehurst, for new UK-based prodco Brock Media, the company announced on Thursday (Jan. 20).

Brock Media, which was founded by the BAFTA-nominated and BIFA-winning producer Brocklehurst (Animals, Black Pond), will develop and produce TV and films for global audiences, working with both UK and international artists and filmmakers. The deal encompasses development, production and distribution, and also includes an option for BBC Studios to take an equity stake in Brock.

The deal is part of BBC Studios’ overall drive to support British talent within creative industries. It comes after recent investments in indie labels such as Clerkenwell Films and House Productions.

In Brock Media, Katie Brown, formerly of ITV, will work as head of development. She and Brocklehurst have been joined by recent hires including associate producer Rohina Cameron-Perera from Empress Films and development executive Mélys Codo from Film4.

“Sarah is a bold and fearless creative with a strong track record of creating distinctive stories with honesty, humor and heart. She is part of an up-and-coming generation of new talent which we are delighted to support, and we’re hugely excited about what this partnership could achieve,” said Mark Linsey, chief creative officer of BBC Studios.

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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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