ShinAwiL


Op-ed: Finding new diamonds in formats

Larry Bass, CEO of Irish producer ShinAwil, on how to find original formats in an increasingly competitive market. Despite the sun shining brightly on Le Croisette, it was difficult not to notice the waning delegate numbers at this year’s MIPTV. Indeed, it was hardly surprising that organisers declared on Monday that they would be introducing […]

Ireland’s ShinAwiL rolls out first scripted slate

Irish producer ShinAwiL, best known for making local versions of formats such as Dancing With The Stars and Dragons’ Den, is launching an international drama division. A trio of projects marks the producer’s first scripted development slate, and includes contemporary crime drama Kill, young-adult drama Tara And The Humanimals and period drama Flying Blind. The […]

Zig Zag, ShinAwil form Anglo-Irish content pact

UK-based Zig Zag Productions and Ireland’s ShinAwil have struck a strategic alliance designed to expand their operations in the international market. The new initiative will see Zig Zag and ShinAwil join forces to co-develop and co-produce original unscripted formats, both from Zig Zag’s London office and ShinAwil’s Dublin and Belfast bases. Both companies will continue […]

Irish Screentime exits Banijay fold

Banijay Group’s Screentime ShinAwiL has been sold back to the Irish prodco’s management. CEO Larry Bass has taken 100% control after a mutually-agreed share buyback. Further to that, the firm will revert to its original name, ShinAwiL. Banijay International will continue selling ShinAwiL programming internationally, with the prodco continuing to sell Banijay formats in Ireland. […]