Scottish indie Red Sky hires new director of development

Scottish indie Red Sky Productions has appointed former Matchlight exec Jacqui Hayden to the new role of director of development. Hayden held the same role at fellow Glasgow-based Matchlight, where she was responsible for developing returning series and one-off documentaries including The Highland Midwife for Channel 5, My Baby, Psychosis and Me for BBC 1 and Sold: […]

DCD will sell Matchlight to management

Troubled UK indie DCD Media has confirmed it has agreed to sell Glasgow-based subsidiary Matchlight to the prodco’s management team. DCD’s share price rose to £2.50 (US$4.13) after the news was revealed in a stock market statement issued this morning. “The board confirms that it has agreed terms to sell Matchlight to the existing management […]

Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott produce BBC One’s Taboo

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight and director Ridley Scott (pictured) are creating an eight-part period drama for BBC One. Taboo will be produced by the UK wing of Scott Free Productions, Scott Free London; Hardy Son & Baker; and Sonar Entertainment, which will distribute the series outside of the UK. Knight, who […]

Mentorn poaches BBC doc specialist

Mentorn Media’s Scottish office has poached Iain Scollay, a documentary specialist from UK pubcaster the BBC. Scollay will be Mentorn Scotland’s creative executive, a role in which he will develop ideas and executive produce and make programming. He’ll be based in Glasgow. Scollay is best known as a BBC filmmaker behind docs for the Cutting […]