New Operation to Focus on International Sales and Co-Financing
For Immediate Release:
London – Thursday 1st October 2020 – Woodcut Media (a member of the Anthology Group of businesses), one of the fastest growing Indie’s in the UK, today announced the official launch of a new international sales business, Woodcut International, marking a significant move in the company’s continued expansion.
Established as a natural extension and complement to Woodcut’s production activities, Woodcut International’s focus will be on the global sales of a programme catalogue that currently consists of approximately 100 hours from the producer’s slate with select new series such as Sky Crime UK’s The Beverley Allitt Tapes and library titles that include The Ivy, Defenders of the Sky, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen, and Murders That Shocked the Nation.
Woodcut Media will continue to work with existing and new third-party distributors on other in-house productions.
The newly created Woodcut International operation also benefits from a substantial investment fund that has been created in order to co-finance new projects over the coming years.
Kate Beal, Co-Founder & CEO, Woodcut Media said: “We have been focused on cementing our international relationships with commissioners and buyers and securing pre-sales on productions for a while now, so this next phase is a logical progression. The creation of Woodcut International allows us to be even more commercially, as well as editorially, collaborative with our broadcast partners.”
The launch of Woodcut International has been spearheaded by Woodcut Media’s Director of Business Development, Koulla Anastasi, supported by Anthology Group’s COO, Polly Benton. Koulla will oversee a team of experienced international sales agents around the world.
Hilary Strong, Chairman of Woodcut Media and CEO of the Anthology Group added: “Woodcut Media has always been a very nimble business, pivoting to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the international market. Its diverse, out of London team, is particularly strong commercially and the Anthology Group has been delighted to be able to help support this new venture, which will enable Woodcut to partner commercially with its commissioners and fast track its large programme slate.”
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the Anthology Group of businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer in the UK (Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, The Killer in My Family, How I Caught the Killer, Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut’s growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (The Secret History of World War II, Royals on the Frontline, Wings of War, the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines, Combat Machines), premium docs (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, Fiennes: Return to the Nile featuring Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba, The Ivy and Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen ) factual entertainment shows (World’s Greatest Palaces, How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, Paranormal Captured, World’s Scariest Hauntings). Woodcut has secured a broad range of commissions from multiple broadcasters worldwide including Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, CI, etc www.woodcutmedia.com
About the Anthology Group:
The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios, Anthology Theatre and Anthology Estates. Anthology Studios is currently six television and film production companies and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Theatre is made up of a media investment fund advised by FCA regulated Anthology Advisory Partners and a theatre production company. The group combines creativity and financial expertise to develop and produce scripted and unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was founded by Bob Benton. Hilary Strong is Group Chief Executive Officer. Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media. http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/