Minnow Films

Minnow head of docs Grace Reynolds rejoins Twofour

ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Twofour has re-hired Minnow Films’ Grace Reynolds to the newly created role of executive producer of documentaries. The exec will rejoin Twofour following a two-year stint as the head of documentaries at UK indie Minnow, where she oversaw Channel 4 format SAS: Who Dares Wins and exec produced shows including Channel […]

BBC & PBS link for Greta Thunberg three-part climate docuseries

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new documentaries, including a three-parter being co-produced with PBS in the US that explores Greta Thunberg’s mission to raise awareness of climate change. Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (w/t) has been commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and follows the environmental activist as […]

Passion Pictures poaches Minnow’s David Moulton for docuseries push

Oscar-winning producer Passion Pictures has hired David Moulton from Minnow Films as its creative director, with a remit to grow its docuseries slate for broadcasters and streamers. Moulton was most recently director of development at UK-based Minnow, where he oversaw the company’s global expansion and gained credits on shows including Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires. Prior to that, […]

Exclusive: Netflix eyes Minnow’s ‘The Detectives’ for India

Netflix is eyeing an Indian take of Minnow Films’ BAFTA-nominated BBC Two doc series The Detectives. The streaming giant is interested in a local version of the ground-breaking doc series, which followed Manchester detectives trying to crack complex cases. The project comes as global SVODs look to unscripted UK formats for key markets, recently illustrated […]

Rockerdale Studios, Chalkboard among Indielab Accelerator prodcos

Business accelerator Indielab has unveiled the 16 UK prodcos taking part in its 2019 programme. Chalkboard TV, Afro-Mic Productions and Rockerdale Studios are among the businesses selected for their creative excellence and potential. The full list of participants includes Air TV, Appeal TV, Chatterbox Media, Curious Films, Loud Minds, Mam Tor Productions, Marble Films, Minnow […]

Raft of commissions for Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 unveiled a raft of new programming at its upfront in London yesterday. The pubcaster has a history of breakout comedy and announced the return of Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb to its air with sitcom Back. Simon Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show) will pen the 6x30mins series, which follows […]

News brief: Zodiak extends StoryVault deal

The sales arm of Zodiak Media has extended its first-look deal with London-based factual specialist StoryVault Films. Zodiak Rights first secured StoryVault to its roster of third-party clients in 2102, and the extension means it will sell shows such as ITV’s Me & My Guide Dog and Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. Zodiak […]

Zodiak Rights scores UK indie deals, renewals

Zodiak Rights has scored first-look development deals with a pair of UK indies and renewed deals with Nine Lives Media and Special Edition Films. The new agreements are with Bristol-based ob-doc specialist Oblong Films and doc maker Wellpark Productions. The first shows from Oblong portfolio set for the international unit of Zodiak Media include BBC […]

Channel 4 adds Twofour producer to factual team

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has appointed Twofour Broadcast’s David Brindley to its factual commissioning team. Reporting into deputy head of factual Nick Mirsky, Brindley (left) will work on developing major multi-part doc series and maintaining returning programmes such as 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates as commissioning editor. He will work alongside co-commissioning editors […]

Zodiak reels in Minnow for first-look

Zodiak Rights has inked a first-look deal with UK indie producer Minnow Films. The distributor will sell its shows internationally, starting at MIPTV next month. Minnow was founded in 2006 by filmmaker Morgan Matthews. The first programmes to come under the deal from the Minnow Films include one-off doc Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline, […]