Indie Woodcut Media, part of the Anthology Group of businesses, has launched a new international sales business, Woodcut International.
Woodcut International’s focus will be on the global sales of a programme catalogue that currently consists of approximately 100 hours from the producer’s slate with select new series such as Sky Crime UK’s The Beverley Allitt Tapes and library titles that include The Ivy, Defenders of the Sky, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen, and Murders That Shocked the Nation.
Woodcut Media will continue to work with existing and new third-party distributors on other in-house productions.
The newly created Woodcut International operation also has a “substantial” investment fund to co-finance new projects over the coming years.
Kate Beal, Co-Founder & CEO, Woodcut Media said: “We have been focused on cementing our international relationships with commissioners and buyers and securing pre-sales on productions for a while now, so this next phase is a logical progression. The creation of Woodcut International allows us to be even more commercially, as well as editorially, collaborative with our broadcast partners.”
The launch of Woodcut International has been spearheaded by Woodcut Media’s Director of Business Development, Koulla Anastasi, supported by Anthology Group’s COO, Polly Benton. Koulla will oversee a team of experienced international sales agents around the world.
Hilary Strong, Chairman of Woodcut Media and CEO of the Anthology Group added: “Woodcut Media has always been a very nimble business, pivoting to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the international market. Its diverse, out of London team, is particularly strong commercially and the Anthology Group has been delighted to be able to help support this new venture, which will enable Woodcut to partner commercially with its commissioners and fast track its large programme slate.”
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