Tinopolis


Magical Elves sets out new leadership

Tinopolis-owned Nailed It! Producer Magical Elves has new leadership. The business has tapped long-time execs Casey Kriley and Jo Sharon as joint CEOs of the firm, whose slate includes Project Runway, Top Chef Jr. and Braxton Family Values. Kriley previously served as chief operating officer at the business, while Sharon was chief creative officer. The […]

Banijay exec replaces Arthur Smith as CEO of A. Smith & Co.

Tinopolis-owned American Ninja Warrior prodco A. Smith & Co. has appointed Banijay North America’s Caroline Baumgard as CEO, replacing long-time boss Arthur Smith. Smith, who currently serves as Tinopolis USA chairman and CEO of A. Smith & Co., will transition to chairman of the prodco, which he launched in 2000. However, he will still be actively […]

Passion’s Rees appointed COO of Tinopolis Factual

Nick Rees has been promoted to chief operating officer of factual and distribution at Welsh-based mega indie Tinopolis. Currently serving as managing director of Passion Distribution, Rees’ newly created role will see him handle all commercial aspects of the business, maximising the indies’ IP and enhancing collaboration between production and distribution across the group. Prior […]

Tinopolis taps Studio Ramsay’s creative chief

International TV production and distribution group Tinopolis has hired Studio Ramsay’s chief creative officer Chris Brogden as director of content. Brogden will report to Tinopolis CEO Arwel Rees and takes up the role this January. He will work with Tinopolis’ production companies in the UK and US to develop a transatlantic production strategy and maximise opportunities in […]

STV taps Tinopolis’ David Mortimer to join as MD

STV has appointed Tinopolis’ David Mortimer as its new managing director for STV Productions. Mortimer will take charge of STV’s production teams in Glasgow and London. His brief is to turn STV into one of the UK’s leading production companies, repositioning the brand to focus on developing returning series for terrestrial and SVOD players across […]

Tinopolis start-up hires Price in first producer role

Tinopolis start-up Thunderclap Media has hired its first executive producer, former Endemol Shine creative director Susy Price. Thunderclap was launched under the Tinopolis banner in October 2017, and is headed by managing director Claire Zolkwer (pictured), a former ITV commissioning editor for comedy and entertainment. Price is joining the company to begin the delivery of […]

Tinopolis names new COO

UK-based production and distribution firm Tinopolis Group has created a COO position for its British factual producers, and handed it to a key company executive. Naomi Carter (pictured) has been named in the role, having previously been group director of production at the company, which houses prodcos such as Mentorn Media and A. Smith & […]

Tinopolis regains full control of business

Wales-based production group Tinopolis has bought private equity backer Vitruvian out of the business. Vitruvian paid around £44.7 million (US$59 million) for a significant stake in Tinopolis back in 2008, but has now sold the shareholding back to Tinopolis’ management. “Vitruvian has been a fantastic partner and together we have grown Tinopolis into a true […]

Who to meet in Cannes: David Mortimer, Tinopolis

Name: David Mortimer; Company: Tinopolis Former NBCUniversal International unscripted chief David Mortimer heads into his first MIPCOM with transatlantic production and distribution company Tinopolis Group with mechanised robots on his mind. Tinopolis’s sales division, Passion Distribution, has significant expectations BBC Two tech combat series Robot Wars is about to go truly international after its return […]

Tinopolis invests in ex-ITV exec’s new indie

Producer and distributor Tinopolis has invested in former ITV exec Claire Zolkwer’s, UK-based production company Thunderclap Media. Thunderclap, headed by Zolkwer (pictured) as managing director, will focus on a range of content including scripted and non-scripted entertainment and comedy. The start-up prodco is joining Tinopolis’ established portfolio of production companies, including Sunset+Vine, Mentorn Media, Firecracker, […]

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