BBC Studios extends Zinc Media Group distribution deal

BBC Studios has extended its first-look distribution deal with UK factual specialist Zinc Media Group. Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, BBC Studios will continue to operate as Zinc’s first-look distributor for all of its London and Manchester labels, including, for the first time, its new shingles – Bargain Loving Brits firm Red […]

Channel 5 hands Rex first commissions for ‘Scandal’ documentaries

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned four new documentaries from Rex, the factual label recently launched by UK-based Zinc Media Group. The four 90-minute projects mark the first orders for Rex, which was launched in April and led by Lana Salah, who is known for her work as exec producer on long-running reality series such […]

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 […]