BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]

Former C5 kids exec starts indie

Jessica Symons has set up Ivy House, a new UK kids indie. Symons was head of kids at Viacom-owned free-TV net Channel 5. She said today several shows are now in development, including a drama that is being worked up with former Milkshake boss Nick Wilson. During ten years of Channel 5, Symons ended up […]

Robert Redford eyes Rio as international Sundance Festival venue

Robert Redford has told TBI that the success of the London edition of his Sundance Film Festival has encouraged him to look at taking it elsewhere internationally and he is particularly keen on Brazil as a venue. Sundance London launched last year, in partnership with entertainment and venues firm AEG. In an exclusive interview Redford […]