Thursday, May 17, 2007

BEhind the Scenes - B7 Media

Our British distributor, B7 Media, has already sold Best Evidence to TVNZ in New Zealand, with more territories hopefully to come in the months ahead.

They're top notch folks, with decades of experience between them in the film and television industry, and they've been very supportive of Best Evidence from the beginning.

I've been dealing with Andrew Mark Sewell, the co-founder of the company. Here's his bio:

Andrew Mark Sewell , former Creative Director at BBC Worldwide, was a key architect in defining the editorial and commercial strategy for exploiting BBC interactive content globally. A Writer, Producer and Executive Producer on a range of cross-media projects, including the UKTV simulcast event Haunted (short-listed for the Montreux e-Rose ), Dig Egypt, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Tomorrow's World+. Other credits include documentaries Echoes of the Past ( UK History ), Barcelona Burnout ( Men and Motors ) and Secrets of the Paranormal. Most recently he was the UK producer of critically acclaimed feature Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont staring Joan Plowright, Anna Massey, Robert Lang, Rupert Friend and Zoe Tapper.

Why "B7" as a name, you might ask? Simple. They have the rights to the classic sci-fi series Blake's 7, and are resurrecting it as a series of radio dramas for Sci-Fi UK, with an eye to an eventual re-launch of the series, updated for the 21st century, a la Battlestar Galactica. As a big fan of Blake's 7 as a kid, I'm thrilled to be separated from the new series by one degree.

You can listen in to the radio dramas here. It's great stuff, and deserves to make the leap to the small screen as soon as possible.

I'm proud that Best Evidence is a small part of the B7 universe, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Paul Kimball

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