The BBC’s commercial arm already had a stake in the firm, which gentle BBC professionals Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth urge collectively.
Firebird now sits in a stable of BBC Studios indies that comprise Gentleman Jack firm Lookout Level, Steve Coogan’s Toddler Cow Productions, Sherwood maker Home Productions, The End of the F*cking World indie Clerkenwell Movies and Killing Eve‘s Sid Mild Movies. The BBC also has minority stakes in the likes of Quite quite a bit of Artists Runt, Expectation, Curve and Mothership Productions and is backing YouTuber Joe Suggs’ new project Closing Straw Productions.
Firebird launched in 2019 with minority improve from the BBC after Kilgarriff and Holleworth left their respective roles as BBC Senior Commissioning Editor and BBC Drama/BBC Movies Head of Industry. Fresh greenlit are Barren keep, a six-segment drama from Marnie Dickens for Amazon primarily based totally on BE Jones’ unique, and Wahala, which is for BBC One and written by Theresa Ikoko and primarily based totally on Nikki Might well per chance’s unique.
Filming on Barren keep started in July with Jenna Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen starring, as Deadline reported over the summer season, while Wahala is diagram to shoot in 2023.
Firebird instruct it has a pair of projects in sort with UK and U.S. platforms, and expects extra greenlights to be announced later this three hundred and sixty five days.
Kilgarriff and Holleworth acknowledged in a commentary: “From the very starting of Firebird’s dart with appropriate a clean share of paper and an empty place of work with one chair, BBC Studios own supported and backed us every step of the sort, fully trusting in our imaginative and prescient and ambition and helping invent the firm to the keep we are on the present time. We are overjoyed to now be cementing our relationship and are enraged for Firebird’s future as we grow the firm collectively.
BBC Studios returned bigger than £180M ($203M) to the UK self reliant manufacturing sector in 2021/2022 in sort funding, rights investment and royalties.
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