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Keshet International & Woodcut Renew First-Look Crime Deal


Keshet International and Woodcut Media have renewed their first-look distribution and development agreement that covers factual crime programming for another year.

The extended deal gives the distributor exclusive access to Woodcut Media’s new non-scripted factual crime slate for worldwide distribution. Woodcut’s crime catalog features documentaries such as Jo Frost on Killer KidsHolloway: Women Behind BarsBritain’s Most Evil Killers, World’s Most Evil Killers and The Krays: The Prison Years, among others.

Sebastian Burkhardt, the senior VP of acquisitions and digital at Keshet International, said, “With Kate [Beal] and the team at Woodcut, we have found a partner who excels in the factual crime genre and we are very pleased to continue our successful collaboration. It’s part of our ongoing strategy to work with best-in-class independent U.K. producers and bring their programming to the global marketplace.”

Kate Beal, the CEO of Woodcut Media, added, “Keshet really understands our ethos when it comes to crime production, and have successfully identified and delivered some of our key shows to a global audience. We are extremely happy to renew this deal for yet another year, which pays testament to the strong and thriving relationship between our two companies.”

About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.


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