The Association of True Crime Producers, the new industry body set up to establish best practice guidelines for the TV crime genre in the UK and Ireland, has added five new members.

Joining the non-profit syndicate are Back2Back Productions, Content Kings, Flicker Productions, North One, and Zig Zag Productions.

The new members will join Avalon, FirstLook TV, ITN Productions, Monster Films, Peninsula Television, Phoenix Television, Rare TV, Revelation Films, Title Role, and Woodcut Media, as the association continues to grow its membership and roll-out various initiatives over the coming year.

On the 21st of November, ATCP will also launch its first webinar. The session will be led by the Film and TV Charity who will talk about the “Whole Picture Tookit”, created to support people at all levels of production, and to support Managers and Senior Creative leaders to look after their team’s mental health and wellbeing.

Committee Member – Alexander Gardiner, CEO, Rare TV said: “We are delighted to see our membership growing. Duty of care and high ethical standards are vital in this most sensitive of programming areas. The fact that our membership is growing shows how many in our industry want to commit to this best practice approach.”

Committee Member – Gillian Carter, Founder & COO, FirstLook TV said: “Keeping up editorial and safeguarding standards is a process – vigilance is a constant need and our webinars are aimed at providing a framework for us all to understand what keeps us at the forefront of standards. Our first tackles mental well-being – that of our contributors and that of our colleagues.”

The ATCP launched July 2023 with members signing up to a set of clear guidelines, which put victims and their families at the centre of the production process and aims to enhance current best practice in duty of care.  Members have committed to conforming to the highest ethical standards and supporting the continuing integrity and success of true crime production.

Membership is open to TV and film production companies, digital or podcast content producers, or individuals directly engaged in the production of true crime content for domestic (UK & Ireland) or international consumption.

Jon Creamer

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