The distribution arm of Banijay Group, Banijay Rights, has signed a first-look deal with production company, Chatterbox.  The agreement gives Banijay Rights exclusive access to its slate of factual programming and formats.

 

Chatterbox was founded by Nav Raman, a former Channel 4 factual entertainment commissioning editor, whose slate included Brat Camp, Child Genius and The Unteachables, and Ali Quirk, whose track record includes Gogglebox, Come Dine With Me, Gold Rush and Sky Cops. 

 

The first title in the deal is BBC Three documentary, Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters.  With rare access to a Norwegian commercial hunting vessel, Dooley witnesses the killing of a Minke whale and travels to the Faroe Islands to explore its contentious tradition of whale slaughter. Chatterbox has also landed a talent-led factual entertainment format and a new documentary being directed by an Oscar and BAFTA award-winning producer. 

 

Nav Raman and Ali Quirk, Chatterbox comment on the alliance, “We are delighted to be working with Banijay Rights, they are great partners who will ensure our high-quality, impactful and entertaining programmes are discovered by as wide a global audience as possible.”

Tim Mutimer, CEO Banijay Rights adds, “Chatterbox is an exciting, innovative company, delivering fresh perspectives and new voices through a range of programmes and formats.  We are excited to be working closely with the business to further extend its programming’s international reach.”

 

Chatterbox joins Banijays growing group of independent production partners who include, Firecrest Films, Indielab alumni Proper Content and Storyboard, as well as a co-development deal with FirstLook TV.

Jon Creamer

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