1895 Films

LA prodco 1895 Films ups Smithsonian alum amid branded content push

US producer 1895 Films is expanding its short form and branded content business, with Dana DeSanto appointed as SVP of sales & marketing for the LA-based outfit. Former Smithsonian Channel exec DeSanto will also oversee partnerships for the firm and reports to COO Ellen Farmer. DeSanto’s recent development deals for the new division include tech company […]

BBC buys Martin Luther King doc for anniversary tribute

The BBC has acquired one-off doc MLK: The Assassination Tapes, a one-off documentary about iconic US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Junior. The UK public broadcaster will air the 1x60mins doc as part of its 50th anniversary programming commemorating Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. The Peabody Award-winning film will go out on […]

Tom Jennings becomes 1895 Films

Factual and fact-ent producer Tom Jennings Productions has rebranded as 1895 Films. The company, which has made shows for broadcasters including Discovery, Tru TV, VH1 and A&E among others has just finished making Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D for 3Net. Company founder Tom Jennings said the rebrand was part of a wider move […]