Outline Productions


Ex-Reef MD Hanrahan joins Tin Roof Media

Former Reef Television managing director Paul Hanrahan has joined another UK-based producer, Tin Roof Media, as group operations director. The hire means UK industry veteran Hanrahan (pictured) joins the management team of Tin Roof subsidiaries Blink Films and Outline Productions. He will oversee day-today operations and growth strategy across the Tin Roof group. Former TwoFour […]

Investment group Tin Roof buys Outline

Tin Roof Media has bought a majority stake in House of Tiny Tearaways indie Outline Productions. Neil Court (left), Charles Wace and Charles Ogilvie’s Tin Roof Media has already acquired UK factual indie Blink Films and Outline will sit alongside it in the emerging indie group’s stable. Outline was founded by managing director Laura Mansfield and […]

Naked hires ex-Fox TV Studios UK chief

Simon Andreae’s production company, Naked Entertainment, has appointed former Fox Television Studios UK managing director Susie Dark as its first COO. Dark will oversee all financial, legal and operational aspects of Simon Andreae’s indie, which is one of a batch that FremantleMedia invested in last year. The company claims to have “several series commissions in […]

DRG binds with Screen Glue in first-look deal

Britain-based distributor DRG has scored first-look rights to shows from UK-based producer Screen Glue, TBI has learned. DRG will become the sole distributor of all Screen Glue shows going forwards, will help fund development, and will invest in original unscripted content and new formats. Former Wide-Eyed Entertainment and Impossible Pictures exec Jasper James created Screen […]

DRG, Outline in major content pact

Distributor DRG has entered into a content partnership agreement with Outline Productions, the UK indie that’s producing the UK remake of Norwegian format Born On. DRG will help Outline expand its business and growth by contributing to a development fund designed to aid the creation of formats for the local and international markets. DRG will […]

Boomerang poaches Outline’s Baldwin

Wales-based producer Boomerang has hired Outline Productions executive Shona Baldwin as director of development. Reporting to managing director Simon Rees, Baldwin will be charged with building the Posh Pawn firm’s factual and factual entertainment slates. Baldwin has been with indie Outline for the past two years as head of its factual and entertainment division, and […]

Appetite for Kerridge cooking shows grows in Oz, US

Broadcasters in Australia and the US are among buyers of British cooking series from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Lifestyle in Australia has prebought BBC Two’s 6x30mins series Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever, which is the follow up to Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food. That show has also sold to Lifestyle, as well as US cable net […]

Sky 1 tends to 8pm slot with garden series

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has given the greenlight to a competition reality series for green-fingered gardeners, as it attempts to barge in on the competitive 8pm primetime space in the UK. Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made the timeslot a priority since joining from A+E UK last year, and has now […]

Buccaneer Media hires unscripted boss

Buccaneer Media has recruited Ross McCarthy as its head of unscripted. The role is a new one at UK-based producer Bucaneer, which is backed by production and distribution group Cineflix and run by former Lime Pictures boss Tony Wood. McCarthy was head of development at UK indie Outline Productions until the end of last year, […]

UK indie outline hires development chief from Studio Lambert

Outline Productions has poached Studio Lambert’s head of format development Shona Baldwin. At UK-based independent producer Outline, she will be head of development. At Studio Lambert Baldwin led the entertainment and factual format development team, creating programming for broadcasters across the UK and USA and working on series including Gogglebox and Million Second Quiz. Prior […]