Karen Young

TBI Roundtable: Deal makers

No other sector has had to adapt as quickly to the rapidly changing content market as distributors, but select boutique and mid-sized players have been among those to have retooled themselves fastest. TBI’s latest roundtable gathers some of the brightest UK-based distribution minds together to discuss the financing, commissioning, selling and marketing of content – […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2017 – Part 2

The second part of our five-day feature revealing all about the international distribution industry in the words of those that work within it is here. Our survey details how SVOD services are changing the game, why data is becoming a key tool in the sales person’s arsenal, and why rights holdbacks are providing the backdrop […]

Orange Smarty claims £250k in post-MIPCOM deals

UK indie distributor Orange Smarty has sold a 50-hour package of programming to Foxtel and inked several deals for A Place in the Sun (pictured) amid a flurry of deals struck at MIPCOM and in the weeks since the market. It said the deals were worth £250,000 (US$310,000). Former Electric Sky exec Karen Young set up […]

Karen Young’s Orange Smarty snags A Place in the Sun

Orange Smarty, the distributor launched by ex-Electric Sky exec Karen Young, has taken international rights to the new series of property show A Place in the Sun. The distributor, which launched a year ago, will sell 30x60mins A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun, which is on free-to-air commercial channel Channel 4 in the UK. […]

Ex-Electric Sky exec launches new distributor

Former Electric Sky commercial director Karen Young has struck out on her own and launched a new distribution business, Orange Smarty, TBI has learned. Young left Electric Sky in March after a twelve year stint at the distributor, which is based in the English seaside town of Brighton. The new business will also be based […]

Electric Sky commercial director exits

Karen Young has left her position as commercial director of UK-based producer and distributor Electric Sky, TBI has learnt. Young had been with the Brighton-based company for twelve years before her recent departure. As commercial director she ran Electric Sky’s sales and marketing divisions as well as developing new business. It is understood she is […]

Electric Sky has a Night in With Robbie Williams

Distributor Electric Sky has picked up rights to feature documentary A Night In With Robbie Williams. The one-off doc will air on Sky1 in the UK in November. A third of the 1x90mins show is given over to Williams performing live and the rest to the pop star talking about his life, music and his […]