You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Content’s got Scots

Partners to produce three $2 mil-budgeted pix

ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent.

The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and sell them internationally.

BBC Films, which is the single biggest financial contributor to the venture, will take U.K. TV rights and an equity stake.

BBC and Scottish Screen execs will jointly manage the development process in consultation with Content. The plan is to put various projects into development over the next few months, with a view to announcing the first production by next year’s Cannes.

Although the initial commitment is to co-produce three pics, the partners hope the scheme will evolve into an ongoing venture.

“With Fast Forward Features, we want to try and find ways of making films primarily with new directors in a radically different way and at a much more cost-effective price — in the manner of American independent cinema,” said BBC Films topper David Thompson.

More Film

  • Venice’s ‘The Wild Boys’ Acquired by

    Venice’s ‘The Wild Boys’ Acquired by U.S.'s Altered Innocence, MUBI (EXCLUSIVE)

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone in

    Michael B. Jordan Attempts to Rewrite History in First 'Creed II' Trailer

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    High Anxiety: WarnerMedia Staff Braces for New Boss as AT&T Takes Control

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • Brian Roberts, Bob Iger Battle Over

    Brian Roberts and Bob Iger Go Head-to-Head in the Battle for Fox

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • Disney Fox Merger Illustration by Rob

    Disney Ups Fox Bid to $71.3 Billion, Outflanking Comcast

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

  • 'Izzy Gets the F--- Across Town'

    Film Review: 'Izzy Gets the F--- Across Town'

    ContentFilm is teaming up with BBC Films, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to launch a low-budget production initiative focused on developing new Scottish talent. The three partners have committed to co-produce three movies with budgets around $2 million apiece, under the collective banner Fast Forward Features. ContentFilm will distribute the pics in the U.K. and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content