Jane Millichip


Sky, ex-DNI boss buy into Sugar Films

European paycaster Sky and former Discovery Networks International CEO and president Mark Hollinger have bought stakes in UK production outfit Sugar Films. It is the first major industry news regarding Hollinger since he left Discovery’s international arm more than two years ago. He will become Sugar’s chairman as part of his investment into the company. […]

Ex-History, MTV execs form indie

Sky Vision and transatlantic indie October Films are backing a new production company from former History scripted chief Julian Hobbs and ex-MTV current series chief Elli Hakami. Talos Films will be based in New York, and focus on creating high-end event documentaries, formats and scripted series. Sky Vision, the sales arm of European pay TV […]

Sky expands prodco stable with Blast! deal

Sky has acquired a majority stake in the UK’s Blast! Films, marking the fourth time it has invested in an independent production company. Blast!, founded in 1994, is best known as producer of show such as The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What’s Your Emergency?. The firm will continue to operate independently, with founder […]

Sky buys US prodco Jupiter

UK satellite broadcaster Sky has acquired a majority stake in US-based producer Jupiter Entertainment. The 21st Century Fox-backed broadcaster has taken 60% of Jupiter for an undisclosed amount. Nineteen-year-old Jupiter is best known for TLC’s Myrtle Manor, Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska, Oxygen’s Snapped and ID’s Homicide Hunter. It becomes the third prodco Sky has […]

Broomfield’s Sleeper awakens channels

Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, has sold to broadcasters in Australia, Europe and Israel. The doc debuts on commissioning broadcaster Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the US on April 27, and distributor Sky Vision has now sold to the ABC in Australia, RTL in Germany, DR in Denmark, […]

Sky Vision poaches Sony’s Munnich

The international distribution arm of UK satcaster Sky has poached Sony Pictures Television’s senior VP for the UK, Ireland and Africa, Kylie Munnich. Sky Vision has appointed Munnich its director, drama and comedy. The position is a new one, which will see her work with Sky’s drama and comedy commissioners to develop scripted programming. She […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

Sky Vision poaches Zodiak Rights’ Shingleton

UK-based distributor Sky Vision has hired Barnaby Shingleton from rival Zodiak Rights. Shingleton will become Sky Vision’s director, factual and entertainment, reporting directly to managing director Jane Millichip. He was previously head of entertainment for Zodiak Rights, the sales arm of Zodiak Media, where Millichip was also formerly MD. Last week, Zodiak appointed ex-Endemol exec […]