×

‘Peaky Blinders’ Case Study, Hosted by Jamie Glazebrook, to Open First London TV Pitchbox

Online platform Filmarket Hub, Raindance Film Festival organize the TV drama pitching event

Jamie Glazebrook, executive producer of BBC drama “Peaky Blinders,” will host a case study on the hit TV series, as the opening act of the 1st London TV Pitchbox, a pitching event dedicated to British drama series in development.

Fruit of a partnership between the Raindance Film Festival and online platform Filmarket Hub, London TV Pitchbox takes place Sept. 28 at The Century Club, as part of the Raindance Industry Forum.

Executives from companies such as Sky, Entertainment One, Red Arrow Studios, UKTV and Virgin Media have confirmed they will attend to field the showcased series projects.

The call for projects is still open, ends Aug. 22.

From submitted projects, seven will be selected to be pitched to senior TV executives and commissioners. The pitching session will be followed by a networking lunch, for projects’ representatives and company executives.

The event aims to replicate the established Madrid TV Pitchbox, where last December seven curated Spanish drama series were showcased in front of executives from companies such as Amazon Prime Video, Atresmedia, HBO España, Mediaset España, Movistar + and RTVE.

Following the same format, the selected projects for London TV Pitchbox will have seven minutes to be pitched, with visuals, to attendee companies.

Also creative director at “Peaky Blinders’”s Caryn Mandabach Productions, Glazebrook will offer attendee creators and executives at London TV Pitchbox the opportunity to know first-hand the development and production keys to success of the crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, which has been commissioned for a fourth and fifth season by the BBC.

Filmarket Hub, a pioneering online marketplace for films and series in development, matches international projects with producers, TV broadcasters, OTT services, sales agents and distributors. It boasts more than 12,000 users from Europe and Latin America.

It also organizes pitching events under the Pitchbox brand for film and TV series in Barcelona and Madrid and one for genre feature projects at the Sitges Intl. Film Festival of Catalonia, godfathered last year by Guillermo del Toro and this October by Ron Pearlman.

London TV Pitchbox marks a first step in the international expansion of Filmarket Hub events. The company also aims to celebrate a first TV Pitchbox focused on Latin American series in Mexico in 2019.

“With the London TV Pitchbox we are looking for consolidation in the U.K.. We are more than happy to have Raindance as a partner, the synergies between us are strong since both aim to support the best emerging talent. I can’t imagine a better venue to celebrate our first British event,” said Filmarket Hub co-founder Bernardo Gómez.

“Raindance is committed to provide its members and attendees with opportunities to develop, showcase and get feedback on their film projects, and we’re looking forward to expand to TV projects thanks to Filmarket Hub,” said Raindance founding director Elliot Grove.

The Raindance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the U.K., celebrates its 26th edition over Sept. 26-Oct. 7, based in London’s West End.

More TV

  • How Cooking-Travel Shows Are Changing TV

    How Cooking-Travel Shows Are Changing TV

    Toyo hunches over his street food stove, cooking tuna with a blow torch, stopping to light his cigarette with it and produce a cheeky grin. The Japanese chef, who owns a roadside stand in the city of Osaka, is one of many highlighted in the Netflix series “Street Food.” Over the course of 30 minutes, [...]

  • SAG-AFTRA HQ

    SAG-AFTRA Leaders Approve Proposal for New Film-TV Contract

    The SAG-AFTRA national board has approved proposals for a successor deal to its master contract covering feature film and primetime television — a key step in the upcoming negotiations cycle with companies. The board approved the package Saturday with the performers union declining to reveal any specifics — its usual policy. The board established the wages [...]

  • Shannen Doherty'Jennie Garth: A Little Bit

    Shannen Doherty Joins 'Riverdale' Season 4 in Luke Perry Tribute

    “Riverdale” is planning to make a special tribute to Luke Perry. The show’s executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced at Comic-Con that Shannen Doherty, Perry’s longtime friend and “Beverly Hills 90210” co-star, will guest star in the season 4 premiere. The tribute episode will “reflect Perry’s enduring legacy and the indelible imprint his character” Fred Andrews [...]

  • Supernatural CW

    'Supernatural' Team Gets Emotional Final Season Sendoff at Comic-Con

    The cast and creative team of “Supernatural” bid a fond farewell to the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. At the show’s final panel in the gargantuan Hall H, the team thanked the fans for all of their support over the years as the series prepares to enter its final season. “I’m trying not [...]

  • Alicia Rodis photographed by Alicia Rodis

    SAG-AFTRA Moves to Standardize Guidelines for Intimacy Coordinators

    SAG-AFTRA is moving to standardize guidelines for intimacy coordinators as part of an effort to establish policies for union members when their work involves nudity and simulated sex. “Our goal is to normalize and promote the use of intimacy coordinators within our industry,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “Intimacy coordinators provide an important safety net for [...]

  • SDCC TV News Roundup: Syfy Releases

    SDCC TV News Roundup: Syfy Releases 'The Magicians' Season 5 Clip (Watch)

    In today’s SDCC TV news roundup, Syfy shares a clip from “The Magicians” Season 5, and Amazon sets the Season 4 premiere of “The Expanse.” CASTING Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have joined the cast of “Supergirl” for its upcoming fifth season. Gonzalo will portray iconic DC character Andrea Rojas aka Acrata, a polished businesswoman [...]

  • Doom Patrol -- Ep. 101 --

    'Doom Patrol' Renewed, Season 2 to Stream on DC Universe and HBO Max

    “Doom Patrol” has been renewed for a second season and will soon be available outside of DC Universe. At San Diego Comic-Con, series executive producer Jeremy Carver and star Diane Guerrero announced not only that the show will be back for another season but also that it will be available on HBO Max, the upcoming [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content