Plimsoll Productions

US streamer Fox Nation & Germany’s ARD board Plimsoll, ITVS nature ‘epic’

Fox News Media streamer Fox Nation and German broadcasting group ARD have boarded Plimsoll Productions’ and ITV Studios’ natural history series A Year On Planet Earth. The companies will serve as the first international co-production partners on the 6 x 60-minute blue-chip factual series, which is being made by Tom Hugh-Jones (Tiny World) and Dr […]

Fremantle takes ‘Good With Wood’ production rights in multiple territories

Fremantle has acquired production rights in multiple territories to competition series format Good With Wood following a deal with distributor Magnify Media. The company will be able to produce local versions in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Hungary, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Israel, India, Indonesia. Mexico and Australia. The original version of […]

Plimsoll Productions appoints veteran exec Mark Itkin to the board

UK-based indie Plimsoll Production has appointed former William Morris exec Mark Itkin to its board of directors. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Itkin will work alongside CEO Grant Mansfield and VP of production and development Saul Goldberg to advise on strategy across the group with a focus on creating and packaging unscripted content […]

Plimsoll buys out Magnify Media, taking full ownership of UK distributor

Private equity-backed Plimsoll Productions has struck a deal to take full ownership of Andrea Jackson’s distribution outfit Magnify Media.   The company, which Plimsoll took a minority stake in four years ago, was founded in 2015 and represents titles from rights owners ranging from Argonon and Rare TV, to broadcasters such as NRK and YLE. […]

Apple TV+ unveils launch plans for celebrity-voiced doc slate

Apple TV+ has announced its launch plans for a trio of documentaries set to be rolled out this autumn, each featuring voice overs by a major celebrity. Tiny World, from UK-based Plimsoll Productions, is being narrated by Ant-Man star Paul Rudd and will see its first six episodes made available on the streamer from 2 […]

TBI Factual: How UK city of Bristol became a global production powerhouse

Andrew Jackson is president of international production & development at Plimsoll Productions, based out of Bristol in the UK. He reflects on how this relatively small UK city became famed for its natural history programming and explores what’s next for this creative powerhouse When I first came to Bristol, about the only thing I knew […]

‘Night On Earth’ prodco Plimsoll moves into scripted with Lisa Gilchrist

Plimsoll Productions, the UK-based outfit behind factual shows including Hostile Planet and Night On Earth, is launching a scripted division and has hired Lisa Gilchrist (Appropriate Adult) to run it. Gilchrist becomes head of drama at the prodco and will be tasked with developing original scripted series with an initial focus on factual drama for […]

Factual round-up: ITVS sells Plimsoll’s ‘Planet Earth’; Docubay’s 1091 deal; Love Nature expands in Russia; Kew’s unscripted sales

ITVS pounces on Plimsoll’s natural history series ITV Studios has picked up international distribution rights to Plimsoll Productions’ new natural history series, A Year On Planet Earth. The 6 x 60-minute show is being produced for ITV and is from natural history team Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Earth II), Andrew Jackson (Frozen Planet) and Martha Holmes […]

Show of the week: Night On Earth

Hostile Planet producer Plimsoll Productions has used a variety of ground-breaking camera techniques for its latest foray into blue chip natural history programming, this time for Netflix. Night On Earth, which debuts on the streamer on 29 January, is designed to shine a light on the nocturnal activities in the animal kingdom and explore how […]

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