Ulla Streib joins Tin Roof’s Blink and Outline

Indie investment group Tin Roof Media has hired Ulla Streib in the new role of director of operations to work with its production companies Blink Films and Outline Productions.

An experienced indie executive, Streib joins from Talesmith, the history producer responsible for BBC Two’s The Real T.rex with Chris Packham. She has also recently worked as supervising producer on Caravan Media and Quicksilver Media’s first Netflix Original series, Killer Ratings.

Streib is a former director of operations at Lightbox, where she oversaw Netflix series Captive, and was a key member of Darlow Smithson Production’s senior management team, responsible for projects including Touching the Void and Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking.

Streib replaces former group operations director Paul Hanrahan, who will work with Blink and Outline on a consultancy basis.

In her new role, Streib will work alongside Blink Films co-founders Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw and Outline co-founders Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale.

Her role includes developing commissions from new platforms and broadcasters, increasing international co-productions and distribution activity for both formats and finished programming, and exploiting the synergies from the two companies being co-sited.

Blink and Outline have around 60 hours in production across both companies for broadcasters.

Commissions include Outline’s four-part formatted series Remarkable Places to Eat with Fred Serieix, and Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate for UKTV.

Recent Blink commissions include a further three-part series of Shut Ins, for Channel 4; a second season of We’ll Meet Again for PBS, season 6 of Treasures Decoded (Channel 5/Smithsonian/France 5/SBS); and Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens for BBC 2.

Blink’s series The Creative Brain, Joy of Techs and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens have been picked up by Netflix, while Outline’s Health Freaks format is being produced as Medicine or Myth for a second season by SBS Australia.

Former TwoFour Group CEO Charles Wace, 9 Story Media Group chairman Neil Court and Contender Entertainment co-founder Charles Ogilvie established Tin Roof in late 2015 with backing from Rockpool Investments. It acquired factual producers Blink Films in January 2016 and Outline Productions in April 2017.

Streib said: “It was a hard decision to leave Martin Williams and the team at Talesmith as they grow the business with some really exciting new projects, but the opportunity to work with two such fantastic, creative teams at Blink and Outline was too good to pass up.”

Blink Films’ Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw added: “We’re particularly looking to draw on her expertise and experience securing and overseeing content for new platforms to help us add to our existing client base.”

Outline’s Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale commented: “Ulla’s track record of achieving strategic growth and helping deliver high-profile, high quality content for some of the UK’s leading indies makes her an ideal fit for Outline, we’re delighted to have her on board.”

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