Martha Holmes


Smithsonian commissions Plimsoll for doc duo on heels of Brazil launch

Smithsonian Channel has commissioned a pair of programmes from Plimsoll Productions focused on South American flora and fauna. The US cable channel has ordered Jaguarland (1 x 60 minutes) and Brazil’s Emerald Oasis (1 x 60 minutes) – both of which document the animals and landscape of the Pantanal, a natural region encompassing the world’s […]

Trio of promotions at Plimsoll

Plimsoll Productions has promoted a trio of executives a week after the UK indie invested in distributor Magnify Media. Martha Holmes (pictured) has been named head of wildlife, Karen Plumb becomes head of features and daytime, and Kate Beetham is upped to head of development and executive producer. All three will continue to report to […]

Ex-Zodiak USA boss staffs up for new UK indie

Grant Mansfield, the former CEO of Zodiak USA, has launched his own indie and raided the BBC’s Natural History and Features units for factual execs to join him. Mansfield left Zodiak last year saying he would be returning to the UK and has now launched Plimsoll Productions, which will have offices in London and Bristol […]