Plimsoll Productions

Plimsoll buys into Jackson’s Magnify

Entertainment and wildlife prodco Plimsoll Productions has taken a “substantial” minority stake in Andrea Jackson’s specialist distributor Magnify Media. The deal will see Magnify taking sole rights to distribute Plimsoll’s catalogue, and comes soon after Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll revealed it was creating a distribution arm. Jackson (pictured), the former managing director of acquisitions and formats […]

New SVOD service plots two-year wildlife project

New 4K on-demand service Love Nature has partnered with UK factual indie Plimsoll Productions on a two-year natural history project that will yield 50 hours of original programming. Love Nature and its US counterpart, Smithsonian Earth, and Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll will establish a production base in Africa, which will create wildlife and natural history under […]

Mansfield’s Plimsoll gets into distribution

Grant Mansfield’s indie Plimsoll Productions has launched a distribution division. Former Zodiak USA boss Mansfield launched Plimsoll in late 2013, and it has gone on to win commissions from ITV, including reality series Big Family Mansion and ob-doc Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris. It has also set up a US office that has won an order […]

ITV to experience Life at the Extreme

The Million Pound Drop presenter Davina McCall is to front an ITV factual series that looks at the world’s most extreme environments. Life at the Extreme is a 4x60mins series from Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions. The show follows McCall’s travels to the hottest, coldest, deepest and wettest places on Earth, to look at the lives […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Mansfield’s UK prodco launches LA office

Grant Mansfield’s UK-based producer, Plimsoll Productions, is establishing a base in LA, with ITV format Big Family Mansion made an initial priority. The office, opening this spring, will be based in Santa Monica, with Mansfield and executive VP, international production Andrew Jackson overseeing the move. The move comes as part of a strategy to further […]

ITV orders prom doc from Grant Mansfield prodco

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris, a one-hour doc about American-style prom events in the UK. The one-off ob-doc will follow a group of teens as they prepare for prom night and then on the big night itself. It will also look at the businesses springing up to cater to […]

Ex-Zodiak USA boss staffs up for new UK indie

Grant Mansfield, the former CEO of Zodiak USA, has launched his own indie and raided the BBC’s Natural History and Features units for factual execs to join him. Mansfield left Zodiak last year saying he would be returning to the UK and has now launched Plimsoll Productions, which will have offices in London and Bristol […]

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