Association News


New Members to join ATCP include DARE Pictures, Good TV, and Turquoise TV

London,  Wednesday 27th March 2024

As the ATCP  (Association of True Crime Producers) continues to gather momentum, the non-profit syndicate (created to establish best practice guidelines for the TV crime genre), is pleased to announce a new broadcaster led webinar Compliance: A Broadcasters View, and welcomes further new members.

The Webinar which takes place on the 16th of April, is hosted by Ian RumseyITN’s Managing Director of Content who will be chatting to guest speakers Sara Winter, Senior Content Legal Advisor, Channel 5Sebrina Zeki, Director of Compliance, A+E Networks EMEANicky Jinks, Content Compliance Executive, Sky, and Paul Herbert, Senior Legal Counsel, Sky.

Ian Rumsey said: “It’s vital for the industry to uphold legal and ethical standards, to ensure we have the trust of audiences and, most importantly, contributors. I’m really looking forward to our next webinar to hear more from the broadcaster perspective.”

Compliance: A Broadcaster’s View will look at how broadcasters’ approach compliance, and will delve into the key elements that need to be covered on each true crime production. The creation of this webinar follows on from a host of broadcasters expressing their support for the ethical approach of the Association of True Crime Producers.

Sebrina Zeki, Director of Compliance, A+E Networks EMEA, said: “A+E Networks EMEA is delighted to work with the ATCP, supporting them in our shared mission to prioritise best practices when producing high-quality True Crime programming. This is a niche and sometimes challenging area, so it is refreshing to share ideas on improving our duty of care and ethical standards in our filmmaking. This group is truly inspirational for spearheading the way to a more conscientious way of storytelling, which brings a newfound respect to this rapidly growing genre.”

In other news, the ATCP is also delighted to welcome DARE PicturesGood TV, and Turquoise TV as new members, as the syndicate continues to grow.

The ATCP launched July 2023, and is committed to the continued development of the highest professional standards in true crime production, with members signing up to a set of clear guidelines, which put victims and their families at the centre of the production process and aims to enhance current best practice in duty of care.  Members have committed to conforming to the highest ethical standards and supporting the continuing integrity and success of true crime production.  

Members to date include DARE PicturesGood TVTurquoise TVBack2Back ProductionsContent KingsFlicker ProductionsNorth OneZig Zag ProductionsAvalonFirst Look TVITN ProductionsMonster FilmsPeninsula TelevisionPhoenix TelevisionRare TVRevelation FilmsTitle Role, and Woodcut Media.

Membership is open to TV and film production companies, digital or podcast content producers, or individuals directly engaged in the production of true crime content for domestic (UK & Ireland) or international consumption.  

For enquiries regarding ATCP please go to website