Endemol Buys South Wales Prod Co

Endemol has acquired the international drama production company Artists Studio, which produces “The Fall,” BBC Two’s most successful drama to-date.

Endemol will globally distribute Artists Studio productions including the second season of “The Fall,” which has been commissioned for production this year, as well as numerous projects commissioned and in development for U.K. and U.S. broadcasters.

Based in South Wales and with offices in London, Artists Studio also incorporates sister company Far Moor Media, which provides executive production services including pre-sales, deal structuring, rights management and casting for international drama producers.

“Artists Studio is led by outstanding talent and has a slate that includes one of the BBC’s biggest-ever dramas and a world-class line up of new series for the international market,” says Lucas Church, chief executive officer, Endemol U.K. “This acquisition underpins Endemol U.K.’s position as a company with some of the most successful drama in the business.”