About Cosmopolitan Pictures
Cosmopolitan Pictures was founded in 2014 by Ben Donald to develop and produce a slate of distinctive, intelligent and high-end drama series for both a domestic UK and international audience. With a passion for cultures, ideas, stories and literary works from all over the world, Cosmopolitan Pictures takes a borderless view of modern audiences and storytelling, working in a variety and mix of languages that reflect the modern world, and developing and producing with commissioning partners, both traditional linear and digital on demand in UK, across Europe and in North America. Cosmopolitan Pictures is working with both established award-winning and exciting new writing and directing talent from UK, Europe and America.
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Ben Donald, the former BBC Studios drama executive behind shows such as Death In Paradise and Amazon’s revival of Ripper Street, knows a thing or two about the value of TV drama. He is also a rare example of a largely commercially focused exec
UK producer BBC Studios’ new crime drama The Mallorca Files (10×45’) has been pre-sold into multiple territories ahead of Mipcom. Coproduced by Ben Donald’s Cosmopolitan Pictures and Clerkenwell Films for BBC Daytime/iPlayer, the series has been sold into New Zealand (TVNZ),