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Banijay UK signs development deal with Glasgow indie Create Anything

Banijay UK has signed a two-year development deal with Glasgow indie Create Anything, whose productions include BBC Scotland drama The Wedding and documentary Bash the Entertainment: Behind the Smile.

Through the deal, Banijay labels Workerbee, from Manchester, and fellow Glaswegians The Comedy Unit will help CA develop and produce scripted and unscripted content.

Workerbee specialises in unscripted content with programmes including Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge (Peacock), Idris Elba’s Fight School (BBC2), and Janet Jackson (A&E, Lifetime, Hulu & Sky).

The Comedy Unit, you probably don’t need us to tell you, specialises in comedy, including BBC Scotland’s Still Game, Rab C Nesbitt, and Scot Squad.

Create Anything chief Stewart Kyasimire, who was BAFTA-nominated as Best Director for Create Anything’s Black and Scottish, recently served as series director for Workerbee’s forthcoming Prime Video boxing docuseries Four Kings.

Banijay UK boss Patrick Holland said: “Stewart is a hugely talented filmmaker and champion of underrepresented voices. Pairing his passion and energy with the brilliant teams at Workerbee and The Comedy Unit is a hugely exciting prospect, and I can’t wait to see the results.”

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