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Woodcut Media opens distribution arm

L-R: Kate Beal, Hilary Strong and Koulla Anastasi

UK factual indie Woodcut Media is expanding into distribution with the launch of a sales and co-financing arm.

Woodcut International will focus on global sales of a programme catalogue that currently consists of approximately 100 hours from the producer’s slate.

This includes new series such as Sky Crime UK’s The Beverley Allitt Tapes and library titles such as The Ivy, Defenders of the Sky, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen and Murders that Shocked the Nation.

Woodcut Media will continue to work with existing and new third-party distributors on other in-house productions.

The newly created Woodcut International operation also benefits from an investment fund that has been created in order to co-finance new projects over the coming years.

The launch has been spearheaded by Woodcut Media director of business development Koulla Anastasi, supported by Polly Benton, chief operating officer at Woodcut parent Anthology Group, which is led by CEO Hilary Strong. Koulla will oversee a team of international sales agents around the world.

Kate Beal, co-founder and CEO of Woodcut Media, said: “We have been focused on cementing our international relationships with commissioners and buyers and securing pre-sales on productions for a while now, so this next phase is a logical progression.

“The creation of Woodcut International allows us to be even more commercially, as well as editorially, collaborative with our broadcast partners.”


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