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Three River Studios is a company that develops, sells and produces world class primetime television programmes. As well as being a majority stakeholder in production indie Impossible Factual, Three River Studios brokers financing for TV production via co-productions, pre-sales and incentive financing on behalf of its own production companies and for third party producers in both Factual and Drama genres.


Company founder Jonathan Drake has over 20 years experience in media business, the last ten of these being in the independent TV production sector. Formerly Managing Director of Impossible Pictures Ltd he was responsible for bringing together funding for many blue chip factual shows such as Prehistoric Park (ITV, Pro7, M6, Animal Planet), Perfect Disasters (Discovery Channel, M6, Pro7, Five), World War II: The Last Heroes (C4, History Canada, Yesterday), as well as drama series such as Primeval (ITV, UKTV, Pro7) and Sinbad (Sky1).


In June 2013 Jonathan established Impossible Factual Limited as it's production arm for factual televison and in 2014 launched Three River Fiction, a new subsidiary to develop and produce drama projects for television.




We are proud to be working with some of the best companies in the business.

Impossible Factual is an independent television production company based in the UK and led by multi-award winning Creative Directors Paul Wooding and Steve Maher. Specialising in high-impact factual shows for primetime, Impossible Factual has a reputation for innovative creative style and approach and unrivalled production experience in the delivery of challenging and ambitious projects for major broadcasters worldwide.

Three River Fiction is a newly established independent production company developing drama content for the UK and international markets. The company's slate includes Soweto, a co-production with Hive in South Africa, Ungentlemanly, a development funded by ITV Global Entertainment and penned by writer Steve Sarossy, and a range of high concept and genre stories ranging from historical adventure to contemporary horror.

Three River Studios is working with DRG, a leading independent distributor of TV content, across both our factual and drama production companies. DRG’s commercial insights and global market reach are a great source of strength for our growing businesses.



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