THE COLLABORATION GAME - C5's 'CONFEDERATE' COMMISSION
The trio of regional indies and commissioning editor behind upcoming factual series A Big History of… reveal how they collaborated on the landmark project.
In June, Channel 5 commissioned A Big History of… (fka 1,000 Years of History) – a landmark deep dive into the defining stories of China, Russia, America, Australia, Scotland and Ireland.
While it represented a big bet for the PSB, the structure of its production was more notable. C5’s first ‘triple-indie commission’ would see regional indies – Brighton pair Lambent Productions and Middlechild Productions and Glasgow’s Raise the Roof Productions – work together to create the 6 x 120 minutes series, with each taking the lead on two episodes. They were encouraged to collaborate and share, brain power, resource and production plans to create a seamless whole that tonally and visually worked in harmony.
Executives leading the project for the three indies, along with C5 commissioning editor Emma Wescott, reveal how the alliance progressed
Full Article Broadcast 23rd October 2020