Jane Millichip

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

Sky Vision grabs Reelz-bound Asylum series

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has picked up international distribution rights to 50 hours from US-based Asylum Entertainment. The package comprises 10 10x30mins unscripted series Asylum is producing for US pay TV channel ReelzChannel. The shows come from an output deal Reelz secured with Asylum in August. Sky Vision already represents two […]

Sky Vision forms bond with Ugly Brother

UK-based Sky Vision has signed a development deal with LA production house Ugly Brother Studios. The deal will see Ugly Brother develop and produce reality and factual entertainment series for the US and international markets with Sky Vision, which will then sell them. The production and distribution deal represents the first of its kind for […]

Carl Hall to exit Sky Vision

Carl Hall is exiting his position as managing director of BSkyB-owned distributor Sky Vision, with Jane Millichip stepping up to replace him. Hall (pictured, left with Sky’s managing director, content, Sophie Turner Laing) is to launch his own production company, Warehouse 51, which will be based in Soho, London. Under terms of his departure, he […]

Mandela doc resonantes with presales

A doc celebrating the life and achievements of former South African president Nelson Mandela has presold to 19 territories. Mandela: The Struggle is My Life was coproduced by BSkyB-owned Sky News and distributor Sky Vision. It features archive footage from Sky News, plus interviews with Desmond Tutu, F.W. De Klerk and members of Mandela’s ANC […]

HBO acquires Sky Living comedy Doll & Em

US premium cable net HBO has bought Doll & Em, a new comedy from Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells originally commissioned for UK pay TV channel Sky Living. HBO has bought US and Canadian rights the 6x30mins comedy show from Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s new imprint King Bee Productions. The series follows real life best […]

Jane Millichip joins Sky Vision

Sky Vision’s recruitment drive has continued with the hire of Jane Millichip as director of sales and global brands. Millichip is in the final weeks of her current position as managing director of Zodiak Rights. Her departure from Zodiak was announced late last year. In the newly-created role at Sky Vision, the distribution arm of […]

Jane Millichip leaving Zodiak following restructure

Jane Millichip is to leave Zodiak Rights in the new year following a restructure of the company’s international distribution business. Millichip will leave the company at the end of January 2013. She was most recently managing director of Zodiak Rights, the company’s sales arm, a position she held since July 2010. Before that she was […]