MIPTV Spotlight: Hat Trick International


CANNES: Hat Trick International’s move into international drama distribution began last year, “and we are delighted with the response,” says Sarah Tong, the company’s director of sales.

Its slate includes The Secret, which stars James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet). The series, produced for ITV, is one of the 12 dramas selected to take part in the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings.

Another Hat Trick production for ITV is the three-part period drama Doctor Thorne. It is based on the novel by Anthony Trollope and was adapted for TV by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park). “Julian is a real fan of Anthony Trollope and has adapted his novel for the screen with a deft touch and a loving hand,” says Tong. “This really comes across on screen.”

She adds, “Our first two dramas are of the very highest quality and have had a fantastic response from both international broadcasters and digital platforms.”