News Wiggin advises Glenn Hugill on joint-venture with ITV

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Media law firm Wiggin has advised award winning executive producer Glenn Hugill on a joint-venture with ITV, which will see the creation of new entertainment label Possessed TV.

Glenn Hugill began his career as an actor in TV series Coronation Street. He moved into presenting and producing in 2000 with Channel 5’s reality series The Mole, which won the Rose D’Or. He went on to produce a number of award-winning international series including Playing it Straight (Channel 4), Beauty and the Geek (BBC3) and Cash Cab (ITV).

He was also central to the success of Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal, the most successful UK daytime show of all time, where he created and played the notorious character of ‘The Banker’ alongside his role as series executive producer.

Wiggin’s Corporate Partner Michael Brader led the team who advised Glenn Hugill on this joint-venture.

Michael runs the firm’s market-leading practice in independent TV mergers and acquisitions. His recent work in the independent TV space includes advising: Love Productions on the sale of a 70-percent stake to BskyB; Raw TV on its sale to Discovery Communications; The Garden Productions on its acquisition by ITV; Left Bank Pictures on its sale to Sony Pictures; Firecracker Films on its sale to Tinopolis; Endemol on its acquisition of Tiger Aspect, Darlow Smithson and Tigress; Betty TV on its sale to Discovery; Optomen Television on its sale to All3Media; Remedy Productions on its sale to Argonon; Shine on its acquisition of Kudos Film & Television; Base Productions on its sale to Tinopolis; CPL Productions on its sale to Red Arrow; September Films on its sale to DCD Media; Transparent TV on its sale to Argonon; Passion Distribution on its sale to Tinopolis; Magical Elves on its sale to Tinopolis; Big Talk on its sale to ITV and TwoFour on its sale to Boom Pictures.