Pulse FIlms

Pulse promotes pair for production

Pulse Films has promoted Claire Wingate and Isabel Davis for expanded production posts. Wingate has moved to London-based Pulse’s LA office after being promoted to senior VP, production and operations. She will divide her time between LA, New York and London, supporting international growth plans and Pulse’s partnership with its parent, Vice Media. As director […]

Objective snaps up Channel 4 exec for US

UK-based Objective Media Group has hired Channel 4’s formats commissioner, Jilly Pearce, to lead its efforts in the US as executive VP. This comes days after All3Media America announced it was creating a new production outfit, Main Event Media, with the previous Objective Media Group America’s EVP, Jimmy Fox. Pearce will relocate to LA from […]

A+E adds execs, expands Lovejoy role in rejig

Ellen Lovejoy has expanded her content sales role at A+E Networks in the Americas, as Cisneros Media Distribution exec Helen Jurado joins as one of two recent hires. Lovejoy has been named VP, head of sales, Americas and formats, reporting to Joel Denton, managing director, international content sales, and Edward Sabin, who was recently appointed […]

Ackerman exit triggers rejig at Pulse

Pulse Films has hired a head of US unscripted from its Vice Media sister brand Viceland and handed Emma Cooper control of the UK division after the exit of Roy Ackerman. Fred Grinstein has been drafted in to lead Pulse US unscripted efforts from its LA office, while Emma Cooper (pictured below right) has been […]

BBC orders United States of Hate Islam doc

The BBC has greenlit United States of Hate: Muslims Under Attack, a one-off doc looking at US anti-Islamic groups as well as US Muslims who advocate a war on the west. The film will be made by Pulse Films, the UK indie that hipster brand Vice Media recently bought. UK pubcaster the BBC will put […]

A+E scores Pulse rep deal

A+E Networks has entered into a multiyear deal with Vice Media-owned Pulse Films. The deal will see A+E’s international arm selling Pulse’s unscripted and formats, as well as those from East Entertainment, the formats-focused joint venture UK-based Pulse and Israel’s Abot Halmieri launched last year. “Establishing A+E Networks as the distribution partner for Pulse and […]

Vice buys producer Pulse

Vice Media has acquired transatlantic production studio and long-term collaborator Pulse Films. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, follows a four-year relationship between the pair, who share the same DNA as youth-focused media brands. TBI understands the acquisition materialised in recent weeks. Pulse, which Thomas Benski (pictured) and Marisa Clifford launched in […]

Pulse quickens

Thomas Benski is intent on turning multiplatform producer Pulse Films into a key television programming supplier. He and new unscripted chief Roy Ackerman tell Jesse Whittock about their plans Thomas Benski says the coming years will establish his firm, Pulse Films, as a key television producer, in the same way the firm has carved out […]

Pulse, Merman form comedy JV

Multiplatform studio Pulse Films has partnered with Sharon Horgan’s production company to form a branded content comedy joint venture. London-based Pulse and Merman, which has recently rebranded from Merman Films, have come together to create Merman X Pulse, which will be based in LA and London. Pulse’s Kira Cartensen and Merman’s Jeremy Rainbird will run […]

Pulse, Israeli firm create prodco with Eastwood

London-based Pulse Films and Israeli producer Abot Hamieri have launched an entertainment production company with Objective Productions executive Nathan Eastwood. The companies have co-launched East Entertainment, which will focus on creating global entertainment and reality formats. Eastwood (pictured) will lead East as managing director, and is the latest exec to leave All3Media-owned Objective following the mass […]