Laura Mansfield

Ex-Reef MD Hanrahan joins Tin Roof Media

Former Reef Television managing director Paul Hanrahan has joined another UK-based producer, Tin Roof Media, as group operations director. The hire means UK industry veteran Hanrahan (pictured) joins the management team of Tin Roof subsidiaries Blink Films and Outline Productions. He will oversee day-today operations and growth strategy across the Tin Roof group. Former TwoFour […]

Investment group Tin Roof buys Outline

Tin Roof Media has bought a majority stake in House of Tiny Tearaways indie Outline Productions. Neil Court (left), Charles Wace and Charles Ogilvie’s Tin Roof Media has already acquired UK factual indie Blink Films and Outline will sit alongside it in the emerging indie group’s stable. Outline was founded by managing director Laura Mansfield and […]

All3Media’s Geater to chair Pact Council

Sarah Geater has been elected chair of the Pact Council and will replace Laura Mansfield in the position at the UK indies trade body. Geater is the former FremantleMedia UK CEO who joined All3Media as COO last year. She has also been head of commercial affairs at Channel 4 and director of rights and business […]

DRG, Outline in major content pact

Distributor DRG has entered into a content partnership agreement with Outline Productions, the UK indie that’s producing the UK remake of Norwegian format Born On. DRG will help Outline expand its business and growth by contributing to a development fund designed to aid the creation of formats for the local and international markets. DRG will […]

Norwegian format given life at Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a local version of Norwegian format Born On following a deal with distributor DRG. Each episode of the 4x60mins series will see three disparate individuals, one a celebrity, whose only link is being born on the same day reveal how their lives have travelled in very different directions. The […]

Larger indies drop share as UK market contracts

The amount of money generated by UK indies fell in the latest measurement period fell as with a drop in UK commissions and international revenues. After a decade of growth, in which indie revenues have grown 81%, the latest figures from industry trade group Pact reveal a 4.2% decline in total indie revenues of £2.9 […]

Hat Trick’s Cohen named Pact vice chair

Hat Trick Productions’ Paul Cohen has been appointed vice chair of UK indie producers body Pact. Cohen is group commercial director at UK indie Hat Trick and takes on the new role at Pact after Laura Mansfield moved from vice chair to chair, in the wake of Sara Geater stepping down. Cohen has been a […]

Pact appoints Outline boss vice chair

UK producers trade body, Pact, has appointed Laura Mansfield vice chair of the Pact Council. Mansfield co-founded Outline Productions in 1999 and is the indie’s managing director. She first joined the Pact council in January 2013. The Pact council oversees the work of the trade body, signing off budgets and financial plans, and formulating the […]

Sky 1 tends to 8pm slot with garden series

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has given the greenlight to a competition reality series for green-fingered gardeners, as it attempts to barge in on the competitive 8pm primetime space in the UK. Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made the timeslot a priority since joining from A+E UK last year, and has now […]

UK indie outline hires development chief from Studio Lambert

Outline Productions has poached Studio Lambert’s head of format development Shona Baldwin. At UK-based independent producer Outline, she will be head of development. At Studio Lambert Baldwin led the entertainment and factual format development team, creating programming for broadcasters across the UK and USA and working on series including Gogglebox and Million Second Quiz. Prior […]