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Indies Launch Association of True Crime Producers

London, Thursday 13th July 2023 – Leading True Crime specialist indies AvalonFirst Look TVITN ProductionsMonster FilmsPeninsula TelevisionPhoenix TelevisionRare TVRevelation FilmsTitle Role and Woodcut Media, have joined forces to launch the Association of True Crime Producers (ATCP)in the UK and Ireland and establish best practice guidelines for the genre. 

The founding members have committed to the continued development of the highest professional standards in true crime production. They have all signed up to a set of clear guidelines, which put victims and their families at the centre of the production process and aim to enhance current best practice in duty of care.  

The member production companies will meet on a regular basis and have committed to ensuring that all members conform to the highest ethical standards and support the continuing integrity and success of true crime production.  

The aims of the initiative are being communicated to the broadcast industry, victims’ groups, and other representative bodies to ensure that all parties involved in true crime content are aware of the association’s pledges. Its mission extends to the teams who work in one of television’s fastest growing genres. 

In recent years the exponential rise in the demand for true crime programming has led to the production of a wide range of compelling documentaries and series. The founding members of the ATCP recognise that as the genre continues to grow it is important to meet regularly to share expertise and best practice in duty of care. 

Membership of this non-profit association 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.  

Kate Beal, Chair, Association of True Crime Producers (and Founder, Woodcut Media) said: “As true crime producers, we care deeply for those impacted by the stories we tell and have a duty of care to look after all those involved – from the contributors through to the production teams.  The creation of the ATCP is the first step, allowing us to join forces under the one umbrella to take collective responsibility, share ideas, assess protocol, and maintain the reputation of the genre.  I’m very grateful to my peers for collaborating on this meaningful and timely project.”  

For enquiries regarding ATCP please go to website