Playground TV & the second series of Wolf Hall

The second series adaptation of Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall' trilogy 'The Mirror and the Light' is soon to go into production by Playground TV for the BBC with Mark Rylance returning to his role as Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII. I was happy to help with this and other projects with Playground TV this year providing budgeting and scheduling support and look forward to the release of the 'The Mirror and the Light' late 2024 / '25.

BFC and the Spanish Film Commission

A belated thanks to Samantha Perahia and her team at  the British Film Commission for the opportunity to meet members of the Spanish Film Commission last Thursday. It was especially good to meet with representatives of some of the regional offices in person.  It was also striking to compare notes on the social responsibility aspect of film and TV production which obviously crosses international borders!  The round-robin discussion between representatives from the fields of mental health (Sarah McCaffrey from Solas Mind), sustainability (Louise Smith from Neptune...

FOCUS 2023

FOCUS EXPO. 2023 It must nearly be Christmas as the Winter London Focus has swung around again. Despite the challenges of the past Summer with the SAG strikes in the US, there seemed to be no lack of energy in the exhibitors or many of the seminars as people looking forward to a more active 2024. I always get a lot of Focus given the concentration of so many great companies and services accessible in one space with the added benefit of catching up with friends and colleagues. As well as trade stands for numerous international service companies there was a large representation of UK based...

King & Conqueror for CBS / BBC

Great to see that the 8 x 60’ production “King and Conqueror” will soon be in production. Starring James Strong and Nikolaj Coster Waldau this period drama set in 12th century England and depicting the conflict between William the Conqueror and King Harold over the English crown.  To shoot in Iceland in 2024, the production will be broadcast by the BBC One and iPlayer and for my part delighted to have been involved on the earlier stages of development to looking at budgets and production schedules. 

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