DRG Inks First-Look Deal for 2LE Media’s Titles


LONDON: DRG has signed a first-look and development deal with comedy and entertainment production company 2LE Media.

Through the deal, DRG will pick up the first-look rights for the company’s slate of programming. DRG previously distributed 2LE Media’s mockumentary prank show The Work Experience, which premiered on the U.K.’s E4 in 2012 and has since been sold in China.

Founded by producers Michael Livingstone and Tom Thostrup, 2LE Media has produced series for Channel 4, E4, BBC Three and BBC Four.

Noel Hedges, the executive VP of content at DRG, said: “We are delighted to finalize our already highly fruitful partnership with 2LE Media. Tom and Michael have quickly established a strong reputation over the past four years for producing acclaimed and ratings-winning content. Entertainment and comedy are very popular genres both in the U.K. and internationally, and we are pleased to represent 2LE Media in global markets and to bring their content to new territories around the world.”

Michael Livingstone, co-founder of 2LE Media, added: “As our company grows, we are excited to be strengthening our existing partnerships with DRG as we look to reach even more viewers around the world. The content we produce has global appeal and we are looking forward to working with DRG as we develop new ideas and take our content to audiences all over the world.”