Youngest Media


Crazy cash and snackable shorts: The future of entertainment on SVODs

As the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Quibi begin to get their unscripted affairs in order with heavy-hitting greenlights for global-facing shows such as The Circle, Back Of The Net and Elba vs Block, their strategy remains frustratingly opaque. TBI gathered some of the best creative minds in entertainment and formats to shed light on […]

Youngest Media opens shop in France

David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media is opening shop in France, just weeks after unveiling its German venture. The entertainment studio is teaming with French prodco Deeply Superficial – launched in 2018 by former Shine France founder and CEO Thierry Lachkar – for Youngest Media France. Youngest Media France will set about adapting the […]

Youngest Media names All3 alum to head new German office

David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media has appointed former All3Media exec Mark Stehli to head up its new German office, marking the company’s first non-UK subsidiary. Youngest Media Germany will have its base in Berlin and be staffed by managing director Stehli, who was previously director of production and corporate development at All3Media in […]

BBC Three commissions Youngest Media for ‘House Share’

BBC Three has commissioned six-part docu-reality series House Share from Youngest Media. The 6 x 20-minute series finds six youth given the chance to move to London, and make a living in the capital while living with a roster of housemates – whom they must also share all their earnings with. With a communal household […]

NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Youngest Media hires Electric Ray’s Parry as creative chief

Entertainment studio Youngest Media has hired Shaun Parry as chief creative officer. Parry is the former creative director of Sony-backed indie Electric Ray and will oversee Youngest Media’s creative output and strategy working closely with co-founders David Flynn and Lucas Church. Shaun’s credits include BBC2’s Million Pound Menu, which has sold to Netflix, ITV2’s reality show Bromans, Channel 4’s Alone […]

Story Lab, Youngest Media strike JV for formats

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has partnered with David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media on a formats venture. The businesses have formed a JV entitled Youngest Labs, which will look to create ambitious global formats and digital-first content, as well as a consumer ventures program and brand-funded commissions. Youngest Labs will have […]

Keshet is on The Search with Youngest Media

Keshet International has teamed with indie entertainment studio Youngest Media to produce a brand new shiny-floor game show, The Search. The Search transforms the common word search puzzle into a physical game, which sees contestants attempt the game across a studio floor. But first, they must guess the correct answer to a range of questions […]

Ex-Victory creative chief joins Flynn prodco

Former Victory Television creative director Stuart Shawcross has joined Youngest Media, the fledgling UK-based prodco of ex-Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church. Shawcross has been appointed director of entertainment at the fledgling indie. He will drive entertainment strategy, with responsibility for developing new worldwide formats. His credits include creating formats such as […]

Youngest gets order for Game of Clones

Youngest Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has secured its first commission, Game of Clones, for E4. The Channel 4-owned digital channel has ordered a 20x30mins run of the show, in which singletons create their perfect match as an avatar and then […]