Plimsoll Productions


Plimsoll Productions appoints Electus alum to head LA office

Plimsoll Productions has hired former Electus and Covert Media exec Saul Goldberg to head its Los Angeles office. The business – in which private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital took a minority stake last month – has appointed Goldberg as VP of development and production. He will oversee Plimsoll’s US slate across fact ent and […]

Plimsoll to bolster natural history, docs with private equity investment

Hostile Planet producer Plimsoll Productions has struck a deal that will see private equity firm LDC taking a minority stake in the company. Plimsoll was founded in 2013 and has been behind more than 60 series and live shows, including Hostile Planet with Bear Grylls and Yellowstone Live for National Geographic. It has also produced […]

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 […]

Plimsoll hires former IWC exec Richard Klein for docs push

Yellowstone Live producer Plimsoll Productions has appointed former IWC and ITV exec Richard Klein as head of documentaries. Klein, who most recently served as creative director for Location, Location, Location producer IWC, will oversee docs for the UK and international. Prior to IWC, Klein was director of factual at ITV, and prior to that, he was controller […]

Nat Geo picks up Plimsoll’s Wild Great Britain

Nat Geo has picked up Plimsoll Productions’ Hugh Bonneville-narrated Wild Great Britain for its international channels. The broadcaster has picked up global pay-TV rights – excluding the UK and US – to the 8 x 60-minute premium wildlife series from Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media. The deal was brokered by Magnify exec Chris Bartlett and Nat […]

Nat Geo orders string of drama & factual titles

National Geographic has announced a string of new titles across its channels including a Ridley Scott drama and a double factual order from the UK’s Plimsoll Productions. The Hot Zone, is a scripted series based on Richard Preston’s best selling book about the Ebola Virus, which will be executive produced by Ridley Scott. Lynda Obst […]

Sat.1 breeds another Super Dog

Rescue Dog to Super Dog, the Channel 4 format from Plimsoll Productions, is headed for Sat.1 in Germany. The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned network has commissioned Docma TV to create a version titled Project Super Dog – Helper on Four Paws. The four-episode series, based on the Magnify Media-sold format, will see rescue dogs intensively trained to […]

Plimsoll hires ex-BBC exec as specialist factual chief

Plimsoll Productions has appointed ex-BBC’s Rachel Morgan as head of specialist factual and documentaries, with a former DRG chief also joining the expanding UK indie. Morgan (right) will focus on specialist factual and documentary programming for both the UK and international markets. Previously, she served as commissioning editor for specialist factual at UK pubcaster the […]

All 4 follows Plimsoll’s First Gay Summer: Mykonos

All 4, the Channel 4 VOD service, has commissioned Our First Gay Summer: Mykonos, a new eight-part, factual entertainment programme from Plimsoll Productions. The show follows three newly out men as they head to one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world to live, work and party across the summer. Our First Gay Summer was commissioned for […]

Smith to lead new Plimsoll office

UK-based indie Plimsoll Productions has launched an office in Wales, and handed executive producer James Smith the reins. Grant Mansfield’s Bristol-headquartered production company has been on an expansion drive, getting into distribution and launching in LA, and will now have a satellite in Wales. Smith is leading a team as head of Plimsoll Wales, and […]

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