BBC Studios, the industrial arm of U.Okay. broadcaster BBC, has revealed a primary look and improvement take care of London-based expertise and leisure firm Diving Bell Group.
Based by Kim Butler and Justin Girdler in 2017, Diving Bell represents creators and innovators within the purpose-led house together with mannequin, trans activist and cultural determine Munroe Bergdorf; feminist writer, illustrator and influencer Florence Given (“Ladies Don’t Owe You Fairly,” “Octopus”); Gina Martin, who efficiently led the nationwide marketing campaign to make upskirting unlawful; and Emma Gannon whose careers podcast “Ctrl Alt Delete” has amassed over 10 million downloads.
The deal provides BBC Studios a primary have a look at content material concepts from Diving Bell purchasers for the aim of collaborating to develop these concepts and pitch for commissions. To steer the method, BBC Studios has teamed with business veteran and variety champion Kelly Webb-Lamb, previously Channel 4’s deputy director of applications, who has labored with Diving Bell’s expertise on a one-to-one foundation to establish alternatives for additional improvement by the expertise and the BBC Studios digital originals group.
BBC Studios TalentWorks director of expertise Paul Hembury mentioned: “BBC Studios TalentWorks seeks to work with progressive new storytellers, and that’s why we’re delighted to be partnering with Diving Bell and supporting them and their spectacular expertise to develop concepts, enabling them inform even larger, bolder tales.”
Girdler mentioned: “As a younger enterprise we’re actually proud to have already contributed to the numerous success of a number of outstanding people and to their unimaginable work. We’re interested in expertise and companions who’re daring, compassionate and inventive – all of which we discover the group at TalentWorks to be.”
Butler added: “We’re honored and excited to have begun a partnership with the great group at BBC Studios. We’re all very assured we are able to produce some essential and empowering initiatives collectively.”