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  1. London TV Screenings Success

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    The London TV Screenings has been hailed a success with more than 500 buyers coming to the capital for the first ever in-person event, following last year’s inaugural virtual festival.

    Clients from all major markets, including Africa, Australia, China, the Middle East, USA and across Europe attended the event, which ran from 28 February – 4 March 2022, curated by a leading group of London-based international distributors – led by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios.

    A spokesperson for The London TV Screenings said: “The attendance at The London TV Screenings was excellent – despite ongoing travel restrictions. Top level buyers from around the world gathered to do business with the leading content London based providers – and it was an effective, efficient and enjoyable experience for all.  The high calibre of content and visiting executives has firmly placed The London TV Screenings on the industry map and we will be back in 2023.”

    More than 15 live events included world premiere screenings, as well as bespoke sessions giving a deep dive into some of the most hotly-anticipated scripted, non-scripted and formats on the market. There was also access to world-class programme makers and talent, including the likes of Poldark’s Aidan Turner; comedian/presenter Michael McIntyre and Dan Baldwin Managing Director, Hungry Bear plus executive producers Jake Lushington from World Productions and ITV Studios’ Patrick Spence, Kudos co-MDs Martin Haines and Karen Wilson and writers, including George Kay. This year more distributors joined the lineup for what is now four days of back-to-back screenings and events showcasing the very best TV that they each have to offer.

    For more information, please visit our website: www.londonscreenings.tv

  2. Banijay Rights Takes Rogue Heroes Worldwide

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    Banijay Rights today announces landmark acquisitions of major new six-part limited series Rogue Heroes, as this week’s London TV Screenings showcase event gets under way.

     

    In deals negotiated across the Banijay Rights global sales team, Rogue Heroes has been picked up by HBO Max in Europe, Prime Video in Canada and SBS in Australia.

     

    The agreements follow premium network EPIX’s acquisition of the drama for the US in November last year – the first international deal for the series.

     

    Produced by Kudos and Nebulastar for the BBC – and entitled SAS Rogue Heroes in the UK market – the series is a dramatized account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two.

     

    Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights, said: As this week’s London TV Screenings event gets under way, it’s an absolute delight to be able to announce these huge global deals for Rogue Heroes. From the get-go, Steven Knight and Kudos’ tour de force World War Two drama has created ripples of excitement from international buyers, and we are excited to expand this series’ global footprint even further.”

    Martin Haines, Joint MD, Kudos, added: Steven has created a truly brilliant series, and we are thrilled that audiences around the globe will have the opportunity to watch what will be unmissable TV.”

     

    Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book, Rogue Heroes centres on David Stirling, an eccentric young officer, who is hospitalized after a training exercise gone wrong.

    Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, Stirling creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest, and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team is every bit as complicated, flawed, and reckless as it is brave and heroic.

     

    Rogue Heroes is developed for television and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, A Christmas Carol) and will be directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent, The Missing), with Stephen Smallwood (The Serpent, Patrick Melrose) as producer. The series is executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.

     

    Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Vigil) will play David Stirling, with Jack O’Connell (Skins, The North Water) as Paddy Mayne, Alfie Allen (Jojo Rabbit, Game of Thrones) as Jock Lewes, Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk, The King) as SAS Founding member Mike Sadler, and Sofia Boutella (Modern Love, Atomic Blonde) as Eve. Dominic West (The Wire, Appropriate Adult) will play Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke.

    Commissioned by the BBC, SAS: Rogue Heroes will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

  3. International Distributors Combine Forces To Bring Back The London TV Screenings for 2022 In-Person Events

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    A leading group of London-based international distributors – namely All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios – today announced they are working together again to bring back the highly-successful London TV Screenings from 28 February – 4 March 2022.

    Following an inaugural virtual event earlier this year, the major distributors will band together for a second year in a row to offer partners a series of in-person events from the individual companies in Spring 2022, packed with exclusive content, bespoke sessions and chances to connect with world-class programme-makers.

    A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “The London TV Screenings are back having already carved out a significant reputation as a key destination for buyers worldwide.

    “It makes perfect sense that we can work collaboratively to curate quality shows and avoid in-person screening conflicts to showcase all the latest scripted, non-scripted and formats programmes.

    “We very much expect more distributors to join too and look forward to coming together to present the very best these distributors have to offer at a number of venues, in the heart of the capital, and to a wider digital audience. We’ve no doubt this evolving London TV Screenings week will provide an unforgettable experience for buyers across the globe.”