Plimsoll Productions

‘Tiny World’ firm Plimsoll & horror producer Blumhouse prep ‘Nightmares Of Nature’

Tiny World outfit Plimsoll Productions has struck an unlikely partnership with US-based horror producer Blumhouse that will see the two companies working together on a new factual show. Nightmares Of Nature explores how animal “battle to survive the true-life horrors only real nature can provide” using a narrative lens to tell the story. The show […]

Plimsoll Productions reshuffles senior team with new roles for Jonathan Jackson & Lucy Bilson

ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions has reshuffled its senior team, with promotions for Jonathan Jackson and Lucy Bilson. Jackson, who joined Plimsoll four years ago and was most recently chief financial officer, becomes COO, while Bilson has been upped from production exec to head of production. Jackson, who continues to report directly to CEO Grant Mansfield, […]

ITVS-backed Plimsoll appoints Magnify CEO to senior fact-ent position

ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions has appointed Andrea Jackson, CEO of its distribution subsidiary Magnify Media, as creative director of factual entertainment. Reporting to Plimsoll CEO Grant Mansfield, and joining the executive leadership group, Jackson will develop, package and serve as executive producer across formats and factual content for the UK-based firm. Jackson launched Magnify Media […]

Show of the week: A Year On Planet Earth

The producers of titles such as Planet Earth II, Hostile Planet and Tiny World are back with this new natural history series, which explores the incredible ways in which life on our planet is impacted by its journey around the sun. “The sun’s rays vary in intensity depending on where you are on the planet […]

BBC’s Mark Brownlow to depart after 28 years to join Plimsoll’s natural history unit

UK-based Plimsoll Productions has hired Blue Planet II producer Mark Brownlow, who is leaving the BBC after almost 30 years to work across the ITV Studios-owned firm’s burgeoning factual slate. Brownlow, whose hiring follows the recent addition of Alan Eyres as head of Plimsoll USA, will become an executive producer and report into Martha Holmes, […]

Nat Geo’s Alan Eyres joins Plimsoll to lead US-based operations

ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions has hired Nat Geo exec Alan Eyres to lead its US-based operations. Eyres becomes head of Plimsoll USA, reporting to founder & CEO Grant Mansfield, with a remit to expand the company’s Stateside footprint. The exec has a long history with Plimsoll, having served as network programming executive across National Geographic’s […]

Plimsoll Productions acquires ‘Master Cleaners’ US & UK format rights

ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Plimsoll Productions has acquired the rights to adapt Danish competition format Master Cleaners (aka Det Rene Vanvid) for the US and UK markets. The format, distributed by Magnify Media, was originally created by Danish indie Heartland TV and pits the most obsessive sticklers for cleanliness against their fellow perfectionists in a […]

Factual round-up: Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push; ZDF Studios expands nature offering; Doc/Fest names winners

Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push Zinc Media Group factual label Rex has appointed former Plimsoll Productions exec Chris Reindorp as development producer. Reindorp has joined the Lana Salah-led firm as part of its push into primetime returnable formats. He previously served as development producer at Plimsoll within factual entertainment and specialist factual for […]

ITV acquires ‘Tiny World’ prodco Plimsoll Productions

The UK’s ITV has acquired a controlling stake in local natural history producer Plimsoll Productions in a deal valuing the firm at £131m ($160m). ITV took a majority interest of 79.5% of the business, which is behind series including Apple+’s Tiny World and Animal for Netflix, for approximately £103.5 ($126m). The stake has been acquired […]

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