Former Matchlight creative director Ross Wilson’s new factual indie has struck a co-production deal with fellow Scottish producer Two Rivers Media.
RW Productions will work with Two Rivers Media’s development team and will also use its financial and legal infrastructure. RW will focus on specialist factual and docs and has its sights set on theatrical and feature docs. All of its projects will be co-produced with Two Rivers.
“Collaboration is key if we are all to succeed in a post-Covid world,” said Wilson. “RWP is keen to be as outward-facing as we can at this moment, both to grow our contacts and our market. This deal not only strengthens both our businesses, but gives us that increased access.”
He added that Two Rivers’ “strong international connections” would help his company accelerate its growth.
Wilson is known for presenter-led docs, access-based ob docs and investigative journalism with a CV that includes Emmy-winning Stephen Fry: Secret Life of the Manic Depressive; Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery; Christies auction house doc Sold, and The Billion Dollar Art Heist, all for BBC2, as well as Lenny Henry: Finding Shakespeare for ITV and BBC4’s Being Beethoven.
Two Rivers was set up two years ago by former STV Productions exec Alan Clements, scoring commissions such as BBC2’s The Trial of Alex Salmond and Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland.
Clement praised Wilson’s “intelligent and thought-provoking” output.
“Bringing his new venture under the Two Rivers’ umbrella is a huge opportunity for both companies and it strengthens further our position as the go-to company in Scotland for specialist factual and documentary films,” he said.