Call the Midwife producer Neal Street joins All3Media

Call the Midwife producer Neal Street Productions will target growth at home and abroad after the company was acquired by All3Media.

The producers credits also include Penny Dreadful and The Hollow Crown.

It now joins All3Media’s stable of production companies, such as Company Pictures, Studio Lambert, South Pacific Pictures, and distributor All3Media International.

Vox Pictures take Objective view

Fledging drama producer Vox Pictures has signed a partnership deal with All3Media-owned Objective Productions.

Vox Pictures

Vox Pictures

The agreement sees Vox set up in Objective’s London offices, where it can take advantage of back-office support, from distribution and financing to post-production, allowing them to focus on development and forthcoming projects.

In return, Objective will take a minority stake in Vox – founded by Pip Broughton and Adrian Bate in 2014.

Vox will run as a standalone drama production company within Objective, whose own drama department is headed by Judy Counihan.

FremantleMedia drinks to Corona

FremantleMedia is pushing ahead with its drive into scripted content after taking a stake in new production company Corona TV.

Global production giant FremantleMedia has bought 25 per cent of Corona, set up by Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn, which gives them a first look option on all Corona projects.

The buy into Corona is the latest stage of FremantleMedia’s ambition to build its slate of drama projects that have an epic and cinematic feel, which can also attract international coproduction funding.

Fremantle has previously worked with Johns and Jermyn on Birds of Prey, a TV adaptation of the first three novels of Wilbur Smith’s Courtney series, written by JJ Connolly.

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.