Jane Turton


Natural history co-pros unlikely as genre evolves for SVODs

Alastair Fothergill, producer of Netflix’s Our Planet, has warned that SVOD players “will not consider co-productions” around natural history in the future as the digital giants look to plant their flags in the genre. The veteran natural history producer, who left the BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU) in 2012 to set up Silverback Films, suggested […]

TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

All3Media drives into sports production with Aurora acquisition

All3Media has acquired British sports producer Aurora Media Worldwide, marking its first major sports-focused production acquisition since North One Television.  Founded in 2012, Aurora produces a range of sporting events, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, ATP/WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, BWF Badminton, International Six Day Track Cycling and Formula E. The […]

All3 backs Noel Clarke scripted venture

All3media is backing the launch of a new scripted venture from British actor-director Noel Clarke and actor-producer Jason Maza. Unstoppable Film and TV will be based in London, while Clarke and Maza will also look to strengthen its US presence. All3Media International is to become distribution partner for the new outfit. Stephen Lambert will be […]

All3 backs drama label Witchery Pictures

All3Media is set to invest in drama label Witchery Pictures, which was recently launched by Red Planet Pictures Siobhan Finnigan and Judith King. The outfit is also co-owned by New Pictures, with its CEO Charlie Pattinson taking some responsibility for Witchery shows in their early years. Witchery’s first project is a rom-com musical set in […]

All3Media America bosses exit

All3Media America’s CEO and COO are leaving the LA-based production and distribution business. Chief exec Greg Lipstone (pictured) and his number two, Dan Donahue, are both exiting, effective immediately. Lipstone has been with All3Media’s US since 2015, when he replaced Eli Holzman, while Donahue joined him as COO a year. Before joining All3, Donahue had […]

Optomen’s Patricia Llewellyn passes away aged 55

Patricia Llewellyn, the British TV executive behind now-famous chefs Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, passed away last week aged 55. Llewellyn joined Optomen in 1994 and led the business as managing director since 2005. The prodco was responsible for top cooking shows such as Two Fat Ladies, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Naked Chef. All3Media acquired […]

Betty hires Channel 4 exec after rejig

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive prodco Betty has hired Alex Menzies from UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) after last week’s news of a management rejig. Menzies has filled the chief creative officer post that was created when All3Media-owned Betty confirmed joint managing directors Matthew Littleford and Neil Smith were exiting, as TBI revealed at the time. […]

Betty joint MDs exiting

Matthew Littleford and Neil Smith are leaving their posts as joint managing directors of All3Media-owned factual prodco Betty, TBI can reveal. The pair has been in the roles at the Bear Grylls: Mission Survive producer since June 2015, but will leave in July. A new chief creative officer will be appointed to lead the business. […]

All3 targets US acquisitions with Becker move

All3Media has hatched a plan to expand its portfolio of production companies in the US. The production and sales giant’s stateside arm, All3Media America, has brought Carly Becker on board as VP of corporate development. The company is describing Becker’s relocation from All3’s London headquarters to LA as a “clear indication” of an intention to […]

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