Blink Films


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 […]

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 […]

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