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Channel 5 boards Blink Films’ Titanic feature documentary

Channel 5 in the UK has ordered a feature documentary from UK-based Blink Films that charts the series of errors that caused the Titanic to sink. 10 Mistakes That Sank The Titanic (1 x 90 minutes) follows the famed ship’s journey from construction to catastrophe, and reveals that there was no single factor which caused […]

Food Network orders Blink travelogue

Discovery-owned UK channel Food Network has commissioned Blink Films for a food travelogue series featuring celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.  Tom Kerridge’s America (10 x 30 minutes) follows the Michelin-starred chef as he travels across the US in search of the nation’s favourite dishes and lesser known delicacies. The show was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP […]

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 […]

BBC Two visits Japanese gardens with Blink Films

BBC Two has commissioned Blink Films for a Monty Don-fronted series on Japanese gardens.  The John Torode’s Asia producer and Alexandra Henderson Associates are to produce two-part series Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens (2 x 60 minutes), which will find the presenter and horticulturalist traveling to Japan in spring at the height of the cherry blossom season. In a journey […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

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 […]

Dave explores the Joy of Techs

UKTV’s Dave has commissioned an unscripted series in which technophobe Marcus Brigstocke and best friend and Celebrity Masterchef UK winner Alexis Conran test gadgets while tackling classic games and scenarios. The pair will front Joy of Techs on the British network, with the show running to ten half-hours and coming from indie Blink Films. Comedian […]

Blink poaches Boomerang exec producer

British producer Blink Films has expanded its team by drafting in Boomerang executive Jon Lloyd as creative director of popular factual. This comes soon after Tin Roof Media bought a majority stake in London-based Blink, which is behind shows including Secret Nazi Files and The Brain with David Eagleman. Lloyd was most recently executive producer at […]

Blink hires Discovery exec for US expansion

UK-based Blink Films has hired Science Channel exec Brad Kohlenstein as senior VP, development to head a new US office. Kohlenstein (pictured) will be senior VP, development, working closely with Blink’s executive team of Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw and Sarah Sapper. The launch of an East Coast office comes after Rockpool Investments-owned Tin Roof Media […]