Banijay Rights Lands The Drop, Extraordinary Portraits


Banijay Rights has added the BBC’s The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits to its distribution slate.

Produced by Renowned Films for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, the eight-episode The Drop is a streetwear competition in which entrepreneurs vie for the opportunity to have their first clothing line stocked in a major U.K. retailer as they are mentored by award-winning singer Miguel, who owns the S1C brand. Banijay Rights is shopping the brand as a finished tape and a format.

Extraordinary Portraits is a six-part production from Chatterbox Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer in which Tinie (formerly known as Tinie Tempah) matches individuals with portrait artists.

Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights, noted, “The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits are two outstanding cutting-edge factual shows that showcase different crafts at the highest level, from dazzling streetwear design to intricate portraiture. These factual series epitomize the range and depth that sits within Banijay Rights’ multi-genre catalog of more than 120,000 hours, and we’re in no doubt they will be a big attraction to international buyers this year.”