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DRG signs up with Synchronicity

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned distributor DRG has made its latest drama push by agreeing a sales deal with UK indie Synchronicity Films.

Claire Mundell

As part of the two-year deal, DRG will acquire full distribution rights, outside of commissioning broadcaster arrangements, for all of Synchronicity’s TV drama productions.

Synchronicity is owned and run by creative director and MD Claire Mundell, who is a former executive producer at BBC Drama and head of CBBC Scotland.

The producer’s development slate includes The Cry, a six-part series based on Helen Fitzgerald’s best-selling book of the same name about a baby that goes missing in a sleepy Australian holiday town.

The company is also developing His Bloody Project, a period thriller by Graeme Macrae Burnet, and The Body, a high-concept drama from novelist Hanif Kureishi.

Noel Hedges, DRG’s exec VP content and acquisitions, described Synchronicity as “an exciting and ambitious creative haven for writers and talent in the UK and US.”

“We are confident that the productions in development will really make a mark on the international stage and successfully help feed the current high demand for big, bold, original drama.”

Mundell added: “We’re delighted to be working with DRG as we move to the next level and develop our productions for the international marketplace. We have an extensive slate in development and very ambitious plans for capitalising on our creativity and distinctiveness. Now feels like a great time to grow and we are excited to have DRG on board as our partner.”







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