Chatterbox hires Vice Media exec as production head

UK factual prodco Chatterbox has appointed Vice Media Group’s Rosie Taylor as head of production. Reporting to Chatterbox co-founder Ali Quirk, Taylor takes up her role with immediate effect and is responsible for overseeing the company’s growing slate of factual content for broadcasters and platforms, as well as supporting company operations and introducing processes to […]

UK’s Channel 5 picks up shows from seven BAME-led indies

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a range of projects from seven BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic)-owned and managed production companies, following the launch of its BAME indie initiative last year. Set up in collaboration with the TV collective, the initiative teamed nine prodcos with Channel 5 commissioners, with the aim of supporting their […]

Banijay Rights strikes pact with Nav Raman & Ali Quirk’s Chatterbox

Banijay Rights has struck a first-look deal with Chatterbox that hands the sales division of the distribution giant exclusive access to the UK production company’s slate of factual programming and formats. Chatterbox was founded in 2018 by former Channel 4 factual entertainment commissioning editor Nav Raman and Ali Quirk (Gogglebox, Come Dine With Me) and […]

Channel 5 to pair commissioners with nine BAME prodcos

Channel 5 is teaming up with an ennead of BAME prodcos in a bid to improve representation across programme-makers for the channel. The Viacom-owned broadcaster has linked with nine small to medium-sized BAME prodcos, who will partner with commissioners to develop mainstream ideas and deliver commissions. The independent production companies originate from Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, […]