BBC Studios to receive first MIPCOM Studio of Distinction Award; ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ creator adds passion to head of development

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BBC Studios to receive first MIPCOM Studio of Distinction Award

BBC Studios is to be honored with Mipcom’s first Studio of Distinction award at this year’s October market and CEO Tom Fussell will be joined by BBC DG Tim Davey for the speech on day one. The award is forged by a global studio to mark a historic achievement and is being presented as the BBC turns 100, and its international broadcast operation turns 90. Davy, who was CEO of BBC Studios before being replaced by Fusel last year, will discuss the “enduring importance of the BBC at home and around the world”, while Fusel will discuss the “rapid pace of change” at Studio. will do. Frozen Planet II, Auspicious Sign And Teaop gear. BBC Studios is on the back of a record year in which profits increased by more than 50% and turnover increased by 30%. The commercial arm is becoming more important to the BBC as it grapples with savings of hundreds of millions of pounds a year and challenges to its funding model. “Our first recipients could not be more timely or relevant given the extraordinary international influence and ongoing influence of this unique producer, broadcaster and distributor,” said Lucy Smith, director of Mipcom and Mip Jr., the latter of which in an address from the BBC. Studios MD, Kids & Family, Cecilia Persson.

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I am looking for sweet person Creator Passion has added a development chief to its Docs team. Cathal McElhinney joins Box to Box Films, where she was most recently a development executive working on Apple TV+’s. make or break And an upcoming four-parter on Carlos Ghosn. Passion Docs Creative Director David Moulton called McElhinney a “talented developer who brings a rich storytelling experience to the team and will be instrumental in the creation and development of our ambitious premium slate of series and single docs.” Passion Docs sits within Passion and recently had movies real charlie chaplin And rescue News and Documentary Emmy Nominated.