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Banijay Rights in First-Look Deal with Tigerlily


Banijay Rights has entered into a first-look development deal with the British indie Tigerlily Productions.

Tigerlily was founded by Natasha Dack-Ojumu and Nikki Parrott in 2000. Its credits include The Ones Below, written and directed by David Farr (The Night Manager, Hanna); Remainder, featuring Tom Sturridge (Sweet Bitter) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight); and The Lovers and the Despot, the feature doc about Kim Jong Il’s kidnapping of a South Korean film director.

The new agreement covers scripted programming developed, created and produced by Tigerlily for the U.K. and international markets.

Dack-Ojumu and Parrott commented, “We are extremely pleased to be working alongside the highly experienced scripted team at Banijay Rights. Their combined knowledge and global position in the fiction space will ensure that our new dramas will have the best possible start, as well as the opportunity to be seen by international audiences. With more drama seeking inspiration from real-life events, we are excited about bringing our vast factual experience to bear in this area.”

Chris Stewart, commercial director for scripted at Banijay Rights, added, “As the unprecedented demand for high-end scripted programming in the global market continues, this new relationship will further extend our scripted offering. Tigerlily has such a strong reputation for bringing deeply human stories to life, and we are very much looking forward to working with them on their lineup of exciting new projects.”

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