06 Oct 2020

iZen group launches new drama label Clapperboard Studios

iZen has announced the launch of Clapperboard Studios. The launch is a key step in the group’s strategy to reinforce its scripted production business in the UK, after the critical and commercial success of Chalkboard’s first drama commission, Cold Call, — the first original drama commission in Channel 5’s 22-year history. iZen’s experience in scripted also extends to Amazon Prime Video’s largest original scripted series in Europe, El Cid.

Jose Velasco, Chairman of Izen added: "The launch of Clapperboard as a new iZen company in the UK will complement the non-scripted work of Chalkboard and its Glasgow-based sister company Storyboard Studios and help us in our mission to make brilliant television of all genres for the UK market. Clapperboard will be 100% focused on creating and producing gripping scripted content.”

Mike Benson said: “With the launch of Clapperboard we want to approach drama differently and recognise the central role played by writers and directors in creating brilliant drama. We want to offer a platform to help creators in the complex process of bringing their ideas to life, by giving them the necessary production and financial support, and the backing of a reliable international group with experience in the production of all scripted genres”