FremantleMedia International (FMI) has signed a major development and distribution deal with SLAM, the scripted indie run by Stephen Mangan (Houdini & Doyle, Episodes) and Louise Delamere (No Angels, The Chatterley Affair). FremantleMedia will work with SLAM to develop its slate and provide support service infrastructure. In exchange, FMI will have a first-look option on commissions. Through the deal, FMI will provide a wider platform for SLAM’s content, which first commissioned Joe Penhall’s screen adaptation of Birthday, directed by Roger Michell and produced by Delamere, which broadcast on Sky Arts in June last year and won the FIPA d’Or for Best Drama.
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