Benchmark Television has been established to commission premium quality scripted drama for television audiences around the world.
Established by BBC Worldwide, Access Entertainment and Lookout Point, the company offers world-renowned writing and producing talent a new route to production, with an independent funding model which enables creators and producers to have their scripted television series greenlit without the need to first secure backing from any network or platform. Benchmark also offers significant rights ownership incentives to its partners.
The company will commission work from established third-party producers and leading writing talent, with full straight-to-series funding.
Benchmark is led by Danny Cohen, who is joined on the Board by Helen Jackson, Simon Vaughan and Faith Penhale. This group select scripted projects and oversee the commissioning process, with Lookout Point managing Benchmark’s day-to-day operations.