STV Productions & Primal Media in Co-Pro Pact


STV Productions and Primal Media have entered into a two-year co-production deal, which will see the two companies working together to pitch large-scale entertainment formats as production partners.

The partners will develop formats to target U.K. and international networks, with the aim that production of the shows is based in Scotland. Primal Media is a joint venture with Lionsgate, which will be first in line to distribute any new formats that come from the partnership.

David Mortimer, managing director of STV Productions, said: “I’m so excited that we are teaming up with Primal Media. Adam and Mat are two of the most talented entertainment producers in the business, so I know we will do great things together.”

Gary Chippington, head of entertainment at STV Productions, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with one of the most creative companies in the business.”

Adam Wood, managing director of Primal Media, said: “Every ambitious indie these days must have the option to produce in Scotland—if not, too many precious format slots will be out of reach. STV, with their scale, entrepreneurial leadership and deep-rooted Scottish production expertise, feel like the perfect partners, and we look forward to sharing ideas with David, Gary and their team.”