Windfall Films


Realscreen: Cineflix Rights scoops Windfall, Brown Bob titles

Cineflix Rights has acquired a slate of factual programmes from Windfall Films and Brown Bob Productions. The distributor has bought Brown Bob’s Inside the Operating Theatre (20 x 60 minutes, UKTV), which offers exclusive insight into four busy operating theatres at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk, UK. The series follows the team of surgeons and theatre staff […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Windfall MD exits as Scotland office opens

Argonon Group-owned factual producer Windfall Films is changing its managing director, with an ITN Productions exec coming in as a Scotland office opens. Kristina Obradovic (left) is leaving the London-based Inside Einstein’s Mind prodco after 16 years, with Allison Todd (below right) drafted in to replace her. At the same time, Windfall is launching Windfall […]

Sundog chases down development chief

UK factual indie Sundog Pictures has hired a new head of development from rival Popkorn TV. Nicky Huggett has joined Sundog after two years at Popkorn, where she was head of development. Sundog is behind recent docs such as Channel 4’s What Britain Bought in 2016 and Channel 5’s MPs: Behind Closed Doors. While at […]

Argonon Int’l hires Fox formats chief

Jess Khanom has left Fox Networks Group to become managing director of UK-based distributor Argonon International, TBI can reveal. Khanom was global head of formats at Fox’s international sales business, which TBI last week revealed had been retooled as Fox Networks Group Content Distribution under Prentiss Fraser. She has exited to take on the newly-created […]

Canuck prodco to coproduce Channel 4 series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 7x60mins factual series from a pair of Argonon Group prodcos – Windfall Films and Remedy Canada. My Floating Home (WT) will follow couples and families who have decided to create their own waterborne homes in the UK and around the world. “With the ever increasing popularity of these exceptional […]

Destination America takes slow train

US cable channel Destination America is the latest network to get in on the slow TV phenomenon. The Discovery Communications-owned network has ordered Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride, in which 500-mile train journey will be broadcasted in its entirety. This makes it the latest international channel to try out the slow TV format, which […]

Seven, Scripps, Shaw join Windfall series

Australia’s Seven Network, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA and Food Network in Canada are all attached to a new 13x30mins lifestyle series from British indie Windfall Films. Big Kitchens will look at the logistics, cuisine and characters at some of the world’s biggest and most extreme restaurants, including an Emirate Airlines kitchen with more than […]

Discovery buys Cosmos doc series

Discovery has picked up Strip the Cosmos, a six-part series about the secrets of the universe. The CGI-laden series, produced by UK indie Windfall Films, will launch on Discovery in the UK and then roll out on its other international channels. The show follows on from another Windfall series that has gone out on Discovery, […]