Endemol buys Artists Studio

Drama producer Artists Studio has been snapped up by entertainment giant Endemol.

Artists Studio, which will become part of Endemol UK, was founded in 2009 by Gub Neal, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin.

It is behind series such as The Fall, Combat Hospital and Thorne.

The deal with Endemol also includes sister company Far Moor Media, which handles pre-sales, deal structuring, rights management and casting for a number of drama producers. Its credits include Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for BBC One.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution will also handle sales of season two of The Fall (6×60′), as well as other projects.