Deficit financed and distributed internationally as ‘My Deadly Relation’ by TCB Media Rights
Pre-investment deal agreed with multichannel broadcaster UKTV
For Immediate Release:
LONDON – Tuesday 20th November 2018 – Woodcut Media is pleased to announce production of a brand-new documentary crime series The Killer in My Family (international title My Deadly Relation). UKTV has pre-invested in the series which is set to premiere on the broadcaster’s Really channel in January 2019.
Murder is horrific and devastates many lives, especially the victim’s family. The Killer in My Family
(6 x 45′) explores an alternative approach however and tells the story from the perspective of the murderer’s family, including the impact it had on them. The show raises questions such as, Were there any early signs of the killer’s intentions? Did they have any idea of the horror that lay ahead? How did they feel when they discovered the terrifying truth?
Episodes feature candid and heart-felt interviews with family members and ex-partners of notorious murderers such as Ian Huntley, Fred West, Richard Ramirez, Phillip Fraser, Levi Bellfield and those involved in the honour killing of Surjit Athwal. Each story includes news coverage, personal archive information, testimonies from police officers and journalists involved in the case, and psychological analysis from experts exploring how the family dealt with the trauma.
Matthew Gordon, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media said: “The fall-out from any murder is devastating not just for the relatives of the victim, but also for the family members of the perpetrator. In this series we wanted to get up close and personal, so that these individuals can also fully express the impact this has had on their lives.”
Daniel Thomas, UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager, has brokered the deal for UKTV.
Daniel Thomas said: “This is set to be a fascinating series and we’re looking forward to working with Woodcut Media to offer families whose lives have been irrevocably changed due to crimes committed by a relative, an opportunity to share their story.”
TCB Media Rights has provided deficit financing and will be distributing the series internationally under the title My Deadly Relation.
Paul Heaney, CEO, TCB Media Rights added: “Buyers are constantly asking for a new “way in” to telling true crime stories. The Killer in My Family takes a fresh view point which will offer viewers well known crimes with a new twist.”
Executive producers are Kate Beal and Matthew Gordon (Woodcut Media), Paul Heaney (TCB Media Rights) and Daniel Thomas (for UKTV).
Notes to Editors
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching nearly 40m viewers every month. The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands – UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market. The network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV – an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery, Inc. – is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list. corporate.uktv.co.uk | press.uktv.co.uk | @uktvpress
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 (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 (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, World’s Scariest Hauntings). www.woodcutmedia.com
About the Anthology Group
The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios and Anthology Advisory. Anthology Studios is six television and film production companies, a theatre production company and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Advisory is made up of a media investment fund advised by FCA regulated Anthology Advisory Partners and a bespoke media investment advisory business. 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 to bridge the gap between creativity and finance. Hilary Strong is Chief Executive Officer of the group. Jeremy Mills is Chairman of Anthology Studios and Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media. http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/
About TCB Media Rights
TCB Media Rights was established in late 2012 by Paul Heaney. A specialist in factual and factual entertainment, the company offers a full suite of distribution services, employing its international contacts, experience and knowledge to ensure that every project fulfils its maximum potential. In October 2017, TCB Media Rights was acquired by Kew Media Group. With more than 150 titles in its rapidly expanding portfolio, TCB Media Rights’ has more than 90 producer-partners around the world, including CJZ, Motion Content Group, Icon Films, Like A Shot Entertainment, Woodcut Media and ITN Productions. Its broadcaster clients span all the major factual channels and platforms, including Channel Nine Australia, Channel Seven Australia, Discovery Networks International, France TV, National Geographic, Planete, RMC, SBS Australia, Sky TVNZ, TV4 Sweden and UKTV.