23 MAR 2023

Woodcut Media and Abacus Media Rights join forces to unveil new doc series

Indie production company Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights have joined forces to unveil a brand-new history doc series called “Queens that Changed the World.”

23 MAR 2023

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Indie production company Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights, an Amcomri Entertainment company, have joined forces to unveil a brand-new history doc series that shines a light on some of the world’s most standout female rulers who tore up the handbook in “Queens that Changed the World,” acquired by Channel 4 in the UK.

The series is produced by Woodcut Media, which brokered the deal with Channel 4, and is distributed worldwide by Abacus Media Rights, which has already concluded presales with streaming service BBC Select (United States and Canada) and broadcasters SBS (Australia), AMC Networks International (Spain and Portugal), Viasat World (CEE, Scandinavia, Baltics, CIS), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), Czech TV (Czech Republic), and HOT8 (Israel).

“I am delighted to be working with Woodcut and Abacus on this new series. It is refreshing to see the stories of these women placed at the forefront and I am excited for a light to be shone on their incredible impact on history,”  commented Polly Scates, Senior Acquisitions Manager at Channel 4.

“Queens that Changed the World” (6x45’) hones in on a formidable group of women who led the way, building nations, wielding extraordinary power, and often ruling in a manner that far surpassed their male counterparts. This series explores what drove them, how they asserted their authority, and how at times, being a woman had its advantages. The series focuses on the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, the tenacious Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria, the British queen who redefined the monarchy, Egypt’s female pharaoh Hatshepsut, the first queen of Great Britain, Anne, and the warrior queen Boudica.

Angie Cox, Series Producer for Woodcut Media, said: “The women featured in this fascinating docuseries were the ‘disruptors’ of the day – all standing out as towering figures in history and achieving incredible notoriety for their achievements and never shunning away from adversity in what was a male dominated era.”

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights, added: “Once again our friends at Woodcut Media have created a highly engaging documentary series which will resonate around the world. Many women leaders have played a ground-breaking role in global history and this takes a deep dive in to some who made a massive difference to the way their countries evolved across time.”