Deadpan Pictures is pleased to announce a First Look Development and Distribution deal with global entertainment company Content Media for a 6 project comedy drama slate.
In addition, Content are providing gap funding on CAN’T COPE WON’T COPE which started shooting recently and is being produced in association with RTE and BAI. Ailish McElmeel (Burning Wishes) is producing, Cathy Brady (Glue for e4) is directing and Stefanie Priesner (Solpadine is my Boyfriend) has written. The series stars Seana Kerslake (Dollhouse) and Nika McGuigan (Traders) with turns from Amy Huberman (Threesome) and Norma Sheahan (Moone Boy).
Projects on the Deadpan/Content slate include DAGUERROTYPE (6 X 60’), written by John Morton and Imogen Murphy with Ardal O’Hanlon attached; a 6 X 60’ version of BURNING WISHES (a multi award winning Storyland web series) written by Cian McGarrigle and Vincent Gallagher; DAY JOBS from Monte Carlo nominee Damien Owens; THE PLAYERS written by Hugh Travers plus two further projects to be announced shortly.
Paul Donovan, producer and managing director: ‘Working closely with Shane Murphy, our non-executive Advisory Board member, we are pleased to conclude this deal which is an exciting first for an Irish company. It is a big endorsement of both the creative talent and the slate of projects Deadpan Pictures is developing. We are really looking forward to working with such a reputable company as Content in order to deliver character driven stories told with humour and an Irish twist to an international audience”.
Greg Phillips, President at Content Television, commented, “We’re very pleased to announce this important new partnership with the team at Deadpan Pictures. Paul and Ailish have built a fantastic reputation for delivering internationally appealing dramas, picking up accolades across the world. We already have a slate of fresh and distinctive primetime projects in the pipeline which we’re confident will resonate very well across multiple territories and platforms, and look forward to showcasing these to our global clients.”