‘Kensal Town’ ends production
UK-based Edit 6 has completed production on City of Kensal, a new six-part “hyper-real” drama based on true stories from people living in North West London.
Written, directed and produced by William Sarne (Glastonbury: The Movie, The P) and produced by Bob Clarke (Boiling point), the series takes place on and around a 500-meter stretch of road in the poorest part of London’s wealthiest neighborhood.
It’s one of the most diverse – and iconic – regions of the world, a cultural melting pot where models rub shoulders with gang members, media moguls live in multi-million pound mansions alongside struggling single mothers. in high rise buildings, where often the only escape from a life of crime and drudgery is through music and social media stardom.
The cast includes Emily Carey, Eric Roberts and Saffron Burrows, while many of the show’s crew, which received funding from Insight Media Fund and negotiated by Samahoma Media Advisors, were from the local community, offering jobs and training for the under-represented. people aspiring to a career in television.
“I had the idea of City of Kensal growing up and observing the life of the amazing multicultural community around me, and knowing that their harmful activities are not always what they appear to be, âsaid Sarne.
âWorking with the community to develop the story and script is an exciting opportunity to bring an underrepresented group of people to TV screens and create an authentic, unfiltered drama series. “
‘Clarice’ arrives on Alibi in the UK
UKTV has acquired drama series Clarice for its crime drama channel Alibi, following an agreement with MGM Television.
The 13 x 60-minute series, which premieres on Alibi in December, is a spin-off of Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel. Thesilenceofthelambs and its film adaptation in 1991.
Rebecca Breeds plays FBI Agent Clarice Starling, who returns to the field a year after the events of Thesilenceofthelambs.
The series is produced by MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. It is produced and co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, with executive producers Heather Kadin and Elizabeth Klaviter.
eOne takes global rights to Alleycats
Entertainment one (eOne) has signed a distribution agreement with Alleycats Films, granting them exclusive worldwide rights to independent content from Northern Ireland.
Under the terms of the deal negotiated by Noel Hedges, eOne’s Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Alleycats Films will develop and produce premium content to tell âinformative, surprising and entertaining storiesâ for the global market. Content created under the First Look Agreement will be distributed exclusively by eOne internationally.
Alleycats Films is at the origin of a program comprising Tiananmen: the people against the party for PBS / ARTE, How to defuse a bomb to BBC One / Four, and Helluva Tour for channel 4.
âAs we continue to strengthen our wide range of compelling content, this deeper partnership with Alleycats builds on our existing relationship with the company and further strengthens our strategy of partnering with top creators to deliver high-end, factual content. to customers around the world, âsays Hedges.