Silverlining Rights

UK’s Silverlining hires Imagina alum Esther Agraso, with pre-sale gap funding push

UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights has appointed ex Imagina exec Esther Agraso as a sales associate, with a focus on pre-sales to raise gap funding. Agraso is the former head of sales at Imagina International Sales, an arm of the MediaPro Group and will look after a range of territories for Silverlining, […]

News round-up: ‘Model Railway’ goes Dutch; Sky scores Liverpool FC doc; South Africa opens ‘Love Island’; Oz Directors’ Guild hire

Great Model Railway Challenge leads to Netherlands NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned rights for a local remake of The Great Model Railway Challenge, following a deal with distributor Silverlining Rights. The format was sold to MGM-backed prodco Concept Street last month and NPO has now optioned a Dutch version of the show, which was […]

Bumper Q2 sales for UK distributor Silverlining

UK-based factual distributor Silverlining Rights has reported “bumper” Q2 sales with particular uptake for its crime programming in Asia, the Nordics and New Zealand. “We really didn’t know what to expect when the world came to a standstill in March,” said Samantha Sintes, global content sales exec at Silverlining. “But as it turns out, the […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Five lessons from a virtual market

Over the coming months, TBI will be running a series of articles exploring how the international content industry is dealing with the challenges of Covid-19. We will explore how businesses are adapting and overcoming the problems posed, with timely and useful insights from producers, distributors, streamers and broadcasters. We kick off with Bethan Corney, MD, […]

Show of the week: Teachers Training to Kill

Training Teachers to Kill follows the heated debate taking place in school boards around the US on whether teachers should be trained to handle armed weapons to protect pupils during mass shootings. The debate kicked off as a suggestion from President Donald Trump after the February 2018 Parkland massacre and has since been put into […]