John Brenkus

Fremantle exec to lead A. Smith unit as BASE folds

US reality giant A. Smith & Co. is merging with Tinopolis Group sister BASE Productions, whose founder will no longer be part of management. The structural move will see A. Smith dividing into A. Smith and Co. Entertainment and A. Smith & Co. Dox, with FremantleMedia North America executive VP, alternative programming Toby Gorman (pictured, […]

Tinopolis goes into business with Lee’s Tollbooth

Wales-based super indie Tinopolis has partnered with The Simple Life showrunner Kevin Lee to launch Tollbooth Group, a Burbank-based production company. Tinopolis will take an owernship stake in Tollbooth and distribute its output internationally through sales wing Passion Distribution. Based in LA, Tollbooth becomes the fourth US prodco in the Tinopolis Group portfolio. The others […]