Magazine article Screen International

Warp Strikes ITVS First-Look Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Warp Strikes ITVS First-Look Deal

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This Is England producer Warp Films is to ramp up its move into TV production after striking a first-look deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The agreement will see the indie, a spin-off of the Sheffield-based independent record label, expand its TV development activity and produce more high-end drama for the UK and the international market.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will subsequently distribute these scripted series internationally.

Warp Films, which produced This Is England '86 and This Is England '88, is currently working on forthcoming Channel 4 drama Southcliffe and Sky Atlantic and Canal+ co-production The Panthers.

The deal was struck by Warp's head of business development and commercial affairs Alex Marshall and ITV Studios Global Entertainment's director of global acquisitions and coproductions Ruth Clarke. …

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