Laura Franses

C4’s Franses steps down from Indie Growth Fund

Laura Franses, head of Channels 4 (C4)’s Indie Growth Fund, has resigned her post and will step down later this year after three and a half years in the role. Jonathan Allan, commercial director at C4, will lead a process to hire the replacement for Frances. Franses joined C4 in 2014 to help launch the […]

Channel 4 buys into sports indie

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has bought a stake in sports programming-focused indie Whisper Films. Former Formula One driver David Coulthard, sports presenter Jake Humphrey and BBC Sports producer Sunil Patel (pictured) set up Whisper in 2010, and have since produce shows for the BBC and ITV and international documentaries that have aired on NBC in […]

Vice Media appoints Nutopia’s Franses, preps UK online channels

Vice, the publishing-to-TV media company, has hired Laura Franses to run its UK operation. Franses was the cofounder, along with Jane Root, of Nutopia, leaving the factual producer last September. She has also worked at Zodiak Media, Fox and Film Four in the UK. At Vice, Franses will take the managing director role as the […]