Tim Hincks

Exclusive: Expectation’s drama chief to exit

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks’ prodco Expectation is on the look-out for a new drama chief after it emerged that Kirstie Macdonald is set to step down from the role, TBI has learned. Macdonald joined the London-based producer in 2017, soon after the company’s formation, with a remit to establish its scripted output as creative […]

Fincham’s Expectation builds comedy team

Expectation, the prodco Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks run, has hired a creative director for comedy entertainment. Ben Wicks has joined the London-based company following the hires of others such as Nick Mathers, Rob Brown, Nick Samwell-Smith, Nerys Evans and Amy Flanagan. “There are so many comedy entertainment shows that I’m itching to develop and […]

Expectation scours World for drama chief

Start-up prodco Expectation Entertainment continues to build up its ranks, this time hiring a World Productions exec to become its creative director for drama. Kirstie Macdonald has joined the London-based producer, which former ITV chief Peter Fincham and ex-Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks launched last year. Macdonald is the latest to join the well […]

Edwards leaving Warner Bros. for Expectation

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks’ new prodco Expectation has hired Alexia Edwards as COO who will join from Warner Bros. after a brief stint at the studio. The move sees Edwards reunited with Fincham after the pair worked together at ITV. Edwards was at ITV for a decade before leaving for Warner Bros.’ UK division […]

Fincham/Hincks prodco staffs up

Expectation Entertainment, the fledgling UK prodco set up by Peter Finchan and Tim Hincks, has hired two creative directors, Colin Barr and Amy Flanagan. Ex-ITV controller and Fincham and former Endemol Shine Group president Hincks have been building their new prodco, announcing the core team last month. Additional to those hires, Barr will be creative […]

BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Abrego, Corwin take on Lat Am at Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine North America’s co-CEO and chairmen Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin have widened their roles by taking on oversight of Latin America. They have been named co-chairmen of Endemol Shine Americas, which oversees all Latin American operations, as they renew their current deals. The pair are based in LA, reporting directly to London-based Endemol […]

Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Lygo to replace Fincham at ITV

Kevin Lygo is to become UK broadcaster ITV’s director of televison after current incumbent Peter Fincham decided to step down. Lygo (left) takes on the post after five years at ITV’s production division, ITV Studios, with Fincham (below, right) potentially returning to the indie sector. ITV Studios UK managing director Julian Bellamy (below, left) will […]

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