BBC Studios, Clerkenwell Films and Anton Corp are to develop and fund a slate of high-end, short-form drama and comedy projects to be produced by Clerkenwell and co-financed by BBC Studios and Anton.

The deal will see the creation of premium, high volume, short-form content produced for digital and linear platforms, with additional funds set aside to self-commission.
Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Studios who announced the deal at IBC Amsterdam today, said: “This is an exciting and significant long term development partnership for premium short-form where we are backing Clerkenwell’s creative excellence in a number of ways, from co-funding of development through to self-commissioning of multiple projects.”
Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive at Clerkenwell Films, said: “This is an ambitious initiative that is set to take advantage of the many new and emerging opportunities for high quality innovative drama and comedy in a rapidly evolving market.  We look forward to working with some of the most exciting creative voices in the industry to produce a range of compelling, long-running series.”
Sebastien Raybaud, CEO at Anton Corp, said: “We are moving into an exciting era where audiences are able to enjoy super premium content in a bite-sized format, opening many new doors for story-tellers and talent. Clerkenwell and BBC Studios are the best partners, creatively and commercially, as we venture into this new world."

Staff Reporter

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