Blink Films

Deals round up: Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia; Channel 4 plans car crash; ‘Ida Takes Charge’ at Viaplay

Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia Broadcasters and platforms across Asia have picked up a trio of scripted, factual and event programming, following deals with UK distributor Rainmaker Content. Catchplay+ for Indonesia and Taiwan, U-Next Co., Ltd in Japan and Mediacorp in Singapore have all acquired The Emmy Awards 2021, while Rainmaker has also […]

ITV orders twins docuseries from Blink Films

ITV in the UK has ordered a two-part series about conjoined twins from domestic factual indie Blink Films. Extraordinary Twins (2 x 60 minutes) tells the story of three-year-old twins Callie and Carter Torres from Idaho, who are joined from the chest down. The docuseries explores the decision facing their parents of whether to leave them together […]

Blink Films hires Antidote Productions co-founder as exec producer

UK factual indie Blink Films has hired producer Laura Jones to work across its special projects. Jones joins the Tin Roof Media-owned prodco as executive producer, with a remit for winning business and executive producing projects as she helps to expand Blink’s factual slate. Before joining Blink, Jones co-founded Antidote Productions, where she was responsible […]

Channel 4 orders Blink doc series delving into British monarch

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new documentary series exploring the reign of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and her relationships with her husband, family and both British and foreign politicians.   The 3 x 60-minute series, which has the working title of Royals Declassified, is being produced by UK factual outfit Blink Films, and […]

Drive sells more than 50 hours of factual content worldwide

Multiple networks in Europe and Australasia have picked up a range of factual content after UK distributor Drive sold more than 50 hours of programming. Seven Network in Australia and TopTV in New Zealand have both picked up The Restoration Workshop, a 10 x 60-minute series produced by Middlechild for UKTV’s Yesterday channel, following antiques dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis as he […]

News round-up: FilmRise snags ‘MythBusters’; Nat Geo goes underground with Blink; Quibi orders adult animation; UKTV grabs ‘The Bill’

FilmRise takes on MythBusters & Deadly Women sales New York-based acquisition and distribution company FilmRise has acquired select international streaming rights to science show MythBusters and true crime series Deadly Women following a deal with Beyond Distribution. The company will distribute Deadly Women in the UK and MythBusters in both the UK and Australia. FilmRise […]

Travel Channel, UK’s Channel 5 go digging into Egypt’s past

The Travel Channel in the US and ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK have commissioned a new series from Blink Films following leading Egyptologists, archaeologists and forensic investigators as they dig deeper into the stories of some of the world’s most famous mummies. The 6 x 60-minute series, which will be called Mummy Mysteries on […]

PBS bites at Blink’s pet documentaries

UK indie Blink Films has produced two new documentaries about the history and secret lives of pets for PBS’s science strand NOVA. Dog Tales and Cat Tales (2×60-minutes), include interviews with geneticists, experts in animal behaviour, archaeologists, vets and scientists to explore the history of the two species, and investigates how their relationship with humans has shaped their evolution […]

Exclusive: Disney+ eyes European remakes for unscripted formats, unveils new shows

Disney+ is looking for European production partners to work on regional remakes of its unscripted series, as it ramps up its originals output ahead of launching on the continent later this year. Earlier this month, the Mouse House brought forward by a week the Western European launch date for its hotly anticipated streaming service, revealing […]

BBC Two orders social history format ‘Unforgotten’ from Blink Films

BBC Two has commissioned a new three-part social history format from Blink Films, Unforgotten (w/t), which reveals the personal stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events -and follows their quest to find the person who made a huge impact on their lives. Presented by Anita Rani, the 3×60-min series explores the experiences of two […]

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