05 December 2013
Wildseed Studios has announced an investment from the commercial arm of Welsh broadcaster S4C giving it a significant stake in the company and a seat on the board.
Wildseed Studios is a next generation content and talent incubator that is commissioning content from both new creators and established creators interested in working in new ways to create fresh content for all platforms
Commenting on the investment, S4C’s Head of Commercial Development, David Bryant, said ‘We were really impressed with Miles & Jesse’s vision for Wildseed and the opportunity it offers to invest in a highly commercial proposition. The investment creates another way for talent in Wales to access finance and strategic and creative support for projects that they want to develop.’
The deal also gives S4C the opportunity to co-produce with Wildseed on selected projects and the rights to dub project content into the Welsh language for broadcast on the channel.
‘We were really impressed with S4C’s enthusiasm for our business model and willingness to move quickly to get involved with our Company’ said Miles Bullough, Wildseed’s MD. ‘The investment gives us a great platform from which to launch our content proposition in the New Year on YouTube and elsewhere and to continue to work with the most exciting new and established talent both inside and outside of Wales’.
Wildseed is holding a ‘Meet Wildseed Studios’ event in Cardiff at Porters in Cardiff (www.porterscardiff.com) at 7pm on 22 January to network with the creative community in Wales and to explain the ‘Wildseed Way’ to interested parties. Details of the event can be found here http://wildseedstudios.com/meet-wildseed-in-cardiff/
Wildseed Studios is looking for ideas in four genres: Genre Fiction (Sci-Fi/horror/fantasy), Animated Sitcom, Character Comedy and then also comedy for Kids 6-11 in both live action and animation.
To submit your fresh original idea to Wildseed Studios click here: http://wildseedstudios.com/sending-ideas-to-wildseed