Acquiring and scheduling films, sitcoms, dramas and complimentary programming.

Programme Acquisitions

The Programme Acquisitions department purchases content for C4’s channels and VOD service, acquiring a distinctive range of dramas and sitcoms including The Handmaid’s Tale and The Big Bang Theory. The department also acquires international reality series such as Married At First Sight Australia and the Below Deck franchise, as well as factual programming across all genres, with a particular interest in true crime and secret history.

In collaboration with distributors and other partners, the team sources unscripted pre-buy opportunities – such as Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World and the Grierson Award-winning A Year On The Ice: Arctic Drift – as well as scripted pre-buys like The Light In The Hall and Close To Me.

For projects that require further development work and/or majority funding, please contact the relevant commissioning department at C4. For all matters relating to non-English language drama, please contact the Walter Presents team.


Acquired Films

The Acquired Films department purchases and schedules around 500 films a year including Top Gun Maverick, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Lost City, Drive My Car and The Quiet Girl

For feature film development and co-financing queries, please visit Film4 – our feature film production department.

Head of Acquisitions: Polly Scates


Acquisitions Executive: Felix Jones


Senior Editor, Acquired Feature Films: Tim Highsted


Acquisitions Manager, Film and Documentary: Dan Borgonon