RX France has added Sony Pictures Television’s President of International Production, Wayne Garvie, and Bad Wolf Founder Jane Tranter on its roset to speak at this year's MIPTV event, scheduled for 4-6 April. “After all the disruption of the past couple of years, I’m excited to return to the stage at MIP alongside the incomparable Jane Tranter, who we welcomed to the Sony Pictures Television international production group last year along with her fantastic Bad Wolf team,” Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television, said.
Founded in 2015, Bad Wolf is credited with the development of several dramas over the last recent years, including "His Dark Materials" for HBO/BBC, "A Discovery of Witches" for Sky, "Industry" for HBO/BBC, "The Night of" for HBO and "I Hate Suzie" for Sky. With Wolf Studios Wales. "It’s a tremendously exciting time for international drama, and with Bad Wolf among the leaders of the pack, I’m sure we’ll have a very interesting and insightful conversation,” Garvie said.
Sony's deal with Bad Wolf serves as an effort to further expand its production portfolio, which will also be strengthened by the company's partnership with Silvergate Media and scripted house Eleven, and its Whisper Films acquisition. So far, Bad Wolf has contributed 2,500 jobs within the first five years following its launch. Its US-based sibling company, Bad Wold America, was established in 2019, granting Bad Wolf 30% of its total stake. “As Bad Wolf moves into the next phase of its development in the international TV marketplace, this feels like the perfect time to look to the future with our exciting new partners at Sony Pictures Television,” Jane Tranter, Founder, Bad Wolf, said. “With an ever-changing broadcasting landscape MIPTV is the perfect forum to discuss how Bad Wolf and other indies can navigate this new world and address new challenges. There’s no such thing as a dull conversation with Wayne and I'm hugely pleased to be working with him again. I’m sure the discussion will spark a flurry of new ideas”
At the Cannes-based event, Garvie and Tranter will be surrounded by leading Distributors, studios, buyers and producers from more than 50 countries, bringing the total number of exhibition companies to 120 at the Palais des Festivals. The new 3-day format for the market this year will feature Mipformats and Mipdoc. “We’re delighted that Wayne and Jane have joined the exceptional, and growing, line up of keynotes at the Spring market. Sony Pictures Television and Bad Wolf are a brilliant example of a truly local/global creative partnership, with a commitment to a community whose craft is admired worldwide,” RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV, Lucy Smith said. “Hearing their joint ambitions and takes on a range of industry matters should not be missed.”
As Bad Wolf moves into the next phase of its development in the international TV marketplace, this feels like the perfect time to look to the future with our exciting new partners at Sony Pictures Television. With an ever-changing broadcasting landscape MIPTV is the perfect forum to discuss how Bad Wolf and other indies can navigate this new world and address new challenges. ” Jane Tranter Founder, Bad Wolf