UK film and TV set designer 4wood has been bought by London-based private equity firm Connection Capital for $10.6m (£9m). The company, based in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, was formed in 2005 by husband and wife team Scott and Lynsey Fischer. Its clients include shows such as BBC, Netflix, Disney, Lucasfilm, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ His Dark Materials, britannia, sex education And Sherlock, Connection Capital said: acquisition This was based on the company’s assessment that the production market in the company’s home region of South Wales is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Home Expansion Studio Facilities Wolf Studios, Dragon Studios, Swansea Bay Studios and Serene Studios – South Wales is one of the UK’s most important production hubs after London and South-East England.
ITV Commissioned Psychological Thriller Platform 7 for new streaming platforms
ITV launches psychological thriller series Platform 7 From Dancing Legs Productions, the scripted TV and comedy-focused company behind the show as a respondent And Salisbury. The four-part thriller revolves around a woman who witnesses a horrific incident at a railway station and jogs her own fractured memory to reveal the connection between her life and the tragedy. Multi-award winning screenwriter Paula Milne (He, the politician’s husband, white heat) adapted the play from the globally renowned bestselling novel of the same title by Lewis Doughty. platform 7 will air exclusively on ITV’s new streaming service ITVX Premiere, before a linear broadcast on ITV’s main channel. The ITV head of Polly Hill, the drama that commissioned the show, said it marks a new departure for his department. “It’s edgy, fresh and engaging and unlike anything we’ve done before, as ITVX gives us the scope to break new ground with drama,” she said.