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.