Tiger Aspect

Tiger Aspect inks deal with ‘PhoneShop’ creator & expands development team

Banijay UK label Tiger Aspect has signed Phil Bowker, creator of Channel 4 comedy PhoneShop, to an exclusive first-look deal, and expanded its development team with four new appointments. David Simpson heads up comedy at Tiger Aspect, with the company behind titles including Man Like Mobeen, Bad Education, Mr Bean and Murder in Successville. The […]

Why firms from Banijay to Beta Film are exploring NFT’s

From Banijay to Beta Film, TV companies are actively exploring how NFTs could help generate future revenues. Tim Dams investigates the opportunities being opened up by this relatively new market The market for digital items known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exploded in popularity last year, and the TV industry has taken notice. Nearly $41bn was […]

News round-up: Off The Fence takes Auschwitz doc global; EPIX renews ‘Domina’; Rightsline acquires REAL

Off The Fence takes Auschwitz doc global Off The Fence has acquired the documentary series The History Of Auschwitz in 33 Objects for global distribution. Commissioned by Polish broadcaster Polsat and co-produced by Inbornmedia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the 4. 52-minute documentary explores the lesser-known side of the Auschwitz Memorial ­– one of […]

Tiger Aspect appoints UKTV exec Zoe Brown as chief commercial officer

Banijay-owned UK scripted label Tiger Aspect has appointed UKTV’s director of legal & business affairs, Zoe Brown, to the new role of chief commercial officer. Brown will join Tiger Aspect’s newly established leadership team, which includes head of drama Lucy Bedford, head of comedy David Simpson and COO Helen Wright, working closely with the team […]

Sky Studios hires BBC commissioner for comedy, adds Tiger Aspect & BBCS for production

UK-based Sky Studios has expanded its comedy team by hiring a commissioner and two producers from the BBC, BBC Studios and Banijay’s Tiger Aspect. Alex Moody will join from the BBC this summer as commissioning editor, reporting to director of comedy Jon Mountague. She has commissioned shows including Mackenzie Crook’s Worzel Gummidge and Motherland for he BBC, […]

Tiger Aspect appoints David Simpson as comedy head

Banijay-owned UK prodco Tiger Aspect has promoted Man Like Mobeen exec producer David Simpson to head of comedy. Reporting to Banijay UK executive chairman Peter Salmon and CEO Lucinda Hicks, he takes on the role with immediate effect, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Myfanwy Moore last year. He will oversee all production […]

Merman Television hires Tiger Aspect’s Faye Dorn as head of drama

US-and-UK-based production company Merman Television has appointed Faye Dorn to the newly created role of head of drama. In her new role, Dorn will work alongside co-founders Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, and will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of original dramas and further build on the company’s scripted content. She joins […]

Tiger Aspect MD Damian Kavanagh to step down after two years

Damian Kavanagh, MD of Banijay-owned UK producer Tiger Aspect, is to leave the company. The former BBC Three controller joined the Peaky Blinders prodco in early 2019, with a remit across the creative and strategic direction of the company. He had reported into Peter Salmon, who was appointed in August as executive chairman at Banijay UK, following […]

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