Britespark Films


Bill Nighy boards Channel 5’s ‘World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys’

Channel 5 in the UK has ordered a trio of shows from Argonon Group’s BriteSpark Films, including a series about train journeys that has actor Bill Nighy onboard. The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys will explore trips across Canada, Europe and New Zealand through the characters who travel, work and live near them, with Nighy […]

Channel 4 gets ‘Banged Up’ Stateside with BriteSpark

Channel 4 has commissioned Argonon Group-backed BriteSpark Films for a three-part social experiment series that will see British teens jailed in the US.  Banged Up (3 x 60 minutes) will see eight teens aged 15-17 – some of whom are in trouble with the law – spending a week living and working in a tough Florida […]

BriteSpark hires Channel 4 commissioner as director of programmes

Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films has appointed Channel 4 commissioner Tom Porter as its director of programmes. In the new role, Porter – who will begin in April – is to help develop and grow the business. Focusing on the UK market, he will oversee the new slate of programming as well as bring in commissions. The […]

Argonon takes full stake of BriteSpark

Argonon Group has acquired 100% of BriteSpark Films, its joint venture with Nick Godwin. Godwin, the creative director and co-founder of Britespark, established the company with Argonon in 2013. Titles from the prodco include Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords and Nazi Treasure Hunters. The exec will continue as creative director and look to build an executive […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Argonon Int’l hires Fox formats chief

Jess Khanom has left Fox Networks Group to become managing director of UK-based distributor Argonon International, TBI can reveal. Khanom was global head of formats at Fox’s international sales business, which TBI last week revealed had been retooled as Fox Networks Group Content Distribution under Prentiss Fraser. She has exited to take on the newly-created […]

C5 finds Boy with the World’s Biggest Hands

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a one-off documentary about a boy born whose rare medical condition has made his hands grow to huge proportions. The Boy with the World’s Biggest Hands comes from Barcroft Productions, and will follow eight-year-old Indian child Mohammed Kaleem, who has macrodactyly, or local gigantism. This condition has led to […]

UKTV makes a date with Handsome Devils

UK digital channels group UKTV has prebought Handsome Devils, a ten-part doc series about murderers who use their good looks and charm commit their crimes. The series is produced by UK indie BriteSpark Films and will go out on UKTV’s Really channel. UKTV has also picked up Did He Do It?, a six-part docudrama about […]

Godwin’s BriteSpark lands development chief, ITV docu-soap

Argonon-backed factual producer BriteSpark Films has hired former Dragonfly exec Will Robson as head of development, while concurrently landing a docu-soap with ITV. Robson (below) spent three years at Shine Group-owned Dragonfly as a senior development producer, working on shows such as BBC Two’s The Burrowers and Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm. He will now lead development […]