Distributor All3Media International has signed a “strategic partnership” with Alan Clements’ Two Rivers Media.

The collaboration will see all3media international supporting the development of a selection of new projects – scripted and non-scripted – from Two Rivers Media and handling rights to those titles in the global market.

The first non-scripted series to be distributed by all3media International is Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend – which aired on Channel 4 this year.

Launched in early 2019 and led by Alan Clements, former Director of Content at STV Productions, Two Rivers Media produces across documentaries, specialist factual, formats, entertainment, factual entertainment and, most recently, drama.

Rachel Job, SVP Non-Scripted Content at all3media international commented, “I had the pleasure of working with Alan in his role at STV and am delighted to join forces with him once again to expand the reach of Two Rivers Media’s exciting roster of upcoming content. In a short space of time, Two Rivers Media has succeeded in attracting an impressive level of investment and talent, and we’re looking forward to working with such a high-calibre team in what will be a truly collaborative relationship.”

Alan Clements, Managing Director at Two Rivers Media, added, “Establishing strong strategic alliances in the industry is a key element of realising our ambition to build Two Rivers Media into a production powerhouse. The global demand for premium UK content is greater than ever across all genres and I am delighted to say that our development slate is attracting a lot of interest from UK and international broadcasters.

We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved since our launch but have known for some time that we needed a strategic partner to help us accelerate our growth. It swiftly became clear that all3media international’s extensive expertise and contacts would be the perfect fit to ensure that the projects we partner on reach their maximum potential worldwide.”

Four-part DIY and homecraft series Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend sees Dick and Angel Strawbridge – from the globally popular Escape to the Chateau brand – offering tips and tricks for families looking for imaginative ways to solve their DIY dilemmas using what they have to hand. The series was filmed entirely by the Strawbridge family and was commissioned by Channel 4 under its Lockdown Academy banner. Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend is a Two Rivers Media/Chateau Television co-production.

In October last year, Two Rivers Media hired Marcus Wilson (Luther, The A Word, Whitechapel) as Head of Drama, with a remit to grow the company’s scripted slate. The appointment finalised the company’s senior creative team, which also includes Lizi Wootton (Escape to the Chateau, Food Unwrapped) as Head of Popular Factual, Mick McAvoy (Antiques Road Trip, Dunblane: Our Story) as Head of Factual, Mirella Breda (Room 101, Celebrity Masterchef) as Head of Entertainment, and Lucy Bacon (The Twinstitute, World’s Most Extraordinary Homes) as Director of Unscripted Development.

Jon Creamer

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