Blink Films

Tin Roof names former Banijay boss as executive chairman

Tin Roof Media has appointed former Banijay and The Ink Factory senior exec Rod Henwood as executive chairman. Henwood has served as non-executive chairman of the group, which owns UK prodcos Blink Films and Outline Productions, since 2019. His new role will see him lead the company’s growth strategy, with the group forecasting a 40% […]

UK factual indie Blink Films appoints creative director

UK factual indie Blink Films has promoted Laura Jones to the role of creative director. In her new role as a member of Blink’s senior editorial team, Jones will be responsible for winning further business and executive producing projects, with a particular focus on building the company’s slate of access-driven international series. Jones joined Blink […]

News round-up: Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’; ScreenSkills predicts HETV spend growth; Paramount+ debuts Putin inner circle doc  

Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’ French broadcaster Canal+ and Italian public broadcaster RAI have jointly commissioned The Crunchers, a new 52 x 11-minute 2D animated comedy series targeting children aged 7+. Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First has picked up the global rights to series, which will air on Canal+ in France and […]

News round-up: Curiosity deals with Arrow Media; ‘Marry Me Now’ heads to the US; UK prodcos & Imperial College unveil diversity pact

Curiosity deals with Arrow Media Factual streamer Curiosity has ordered a 15-episode show from UK-based Arrow Media exploring some of the world’s most important inventions. Oops I Changed The World tells the stories of accidental and surprise inventions that have transformed our lives, including how a broken thermometer led to a scientist creating the first […]

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 […]

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