The deals cover development and distribution. The producers get money to work up their slates, Sky gets a pipeline of programming, and Sky’s sister company, NBCUniversal, will handle international sales of the resulting shows.
Drama producer Free@Last’s slate includes series “Lonely Boy – The Benny Hill Story” and Daphne du Maurier adaptation “The Flight of the Falcon.” Sagafilm’s upcoming drama projects include “The Minister” and “Thin Ice,” which is a co-production with “Wallander” producer YellowBird.
Sky Studios is Comcast-owned Sky’s new content division. It is working across genres to generate programming for Sky’s family of channels. It has set out to become one of the biggest television producer in Europe.
Jane Millichip, chief commercial officer at Sky Studios