Big Light poaches Eleven’s Hall for COO post

Frank Spotnitz’s company, Big Light Productions, has hired Jamie Hall from rival prodco Eleven Films as COO. Hall was previously Eleven’s head of production and business affairs, but will now work out of Big Light’s UK headquarters to oversee strategic partnerships and project financing. Big Light’s current slate includes CBS-Global-TF1-RTL coproduction procedural Ransom, CraveTV comedy-drama […]

Disney’s Maker Studios appoints intn’l content chief

Online content and channels specialist Maker Studios has recruited writer and director Luke Hyams to head up international content. Hyams production credits include Channel 4 and E4 youth-skewed series Dubplate Drama and Glue. He has also made feature film X Moor and YouTube commissioned digital series Bitchcraft. At Disney-owned Maker, Hyams will develop new formats […]

Channel 4 buys into UK prodco Eleven Film

Channel 4 has bought into UK indie producer Eleven Film. The UK broadcaster said earlier this year it was creating a multi-million pound Growth Fund to start directly investing in small-to-medium sized UK content companies, and announced its first four investments. The deal to buy into Eleven Film is its fifth deal. The size of […]