Banijay Rights today announces a three year first look agreement with Scottish Storyboard Studios, part of independent production group iZEN. The company specialises in premium documentary, specialist factual and formats and is headed up by Natalie Humphreys, former controller of factual at the BBC. The agreement is set to bolster the Banijay Rights catalogue which currently sits at more than 20,000 [hours]. With new commissions in production for UK and global broadcasters soon to be announced, further news about collaborative programming as a result of this deal is expected to drop this summer.
Emily Elisha, Head of Factual, Banijay Rights comments: “We were impressed by Storyboard’s very developed slate and the traction they had already achieved with it. That coupled with Natalie and the team’s wealth of experience and success in the factual and factual entertainment space made them a great potential production partner for us. We are excited to be working together!”
Natalie Humphreys, Managing Director, Storyboard says: “To kick off 2020 announcing that we’re working with Emily and the Banijay Rights team is in line with the big plans already in motion for this year. The creativity and energy they bring is a vital ingredient that’s extremely hard to find. Our experience in developing and delivering breakthrough and distinctive content teaches us that this support and passion is crucial to achieving both of our objectives.’