John Caldon

Flame Media founder & CEO John Caldon passes away

Australia-based Flame Media has announced the death of its chairman, CEO and founder John Caldon, at the age of 73, who passed away on Tuesday, 16 February, following an 11-month battle with cancer. British-born Caldon was based in Australia for many years with his life and business partner Lyndey Milan, creative director of Flame Media. […]

Australia’s Flame sets up in Wales

Australian producer and distributor Flame has set up Wildflame, a Wales-based factual prodco. The new company already has a BBC commission in hand and will make The Greatest Poem of World War One (pictured) for the pubcaster’s BBC Four service. The new production business is the latest to set up in Wales with Welsh government backing […]

Flame Distribution brings in Screen Australia exec

Australia-based distributor Flame has brought in Chris Oliver to boost its Asian sales, production and coproduction efforts. Oliver is best-known as the head of state and industry partnerships at Australian funding body Screen Australia, facilitating Australian prodco’s efforts to work with partners throughout Asia. His work at Flame will kick off at the Asian Side […]

Flame Distribution walks into Barefoot deal

UK-based Flame Distribution has inked a development deal with Welsh indie producer Barefoot Rascals. The distributor has previously taken shows from Cardiff-based Barefoot Rascals to market and the pair have now cemented their relationship with a programming agreement. The deal will see Flame provide development funding for a slate of five projects from doc producer […]