T Group Productions


T Group buys Big Boots for new digital studio plan

T Group Productions will acquire Big Boots Studios, an outfit dedicated to engagement platforms as it establishes a new digital studio. The Group builds digital channels and platforms for major networks, individual celebrities, athletes and entertainment companies. It was founded by Roger Mincheff and Anthony Kaan. The prodco has acquired Big Boots as it looks […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

Jack Osbourne launches prodco, teams with T-Group

Reality TV star and personality Jack Osbourne has launched a new production company, Osbourne Media, and struck an overall deal with Jenny Daly’s US indie T Group Productions. Osbourne’s US- and UK-focused prodco will work up new unscripted formats and ob docs that will be coproduced, in the US and UK, with T Group. Daly and […]

T Group, Znak&Jones partner for copros

Jenny Daly’s US-based T Group Productions and fledgling UK indie Znak&Jones have hooked up to create an international coproduction pact. Under terms of the deal Storage Hunter prodco T Group will work with the London office of Znak&Jones, which Natalka Znak and Simon Jones launches this year, to work on original and US for formats […]

Storage Hunters prodco hires ex-Bigfoot boss

T Group Productions, the US indie behind truTV’s Storage Hunters, has hired Patrick McGee as senior VP, development. McGee was previously CEO of Philippines-based Bigfoot Studios’s production subsidiary, but will now create and develop original doc series and adventure-based programming at Santa Monica’s T Group. McGee will report to T Group’s executive VP, development and […]

Dave wins Storage Hunters UK auction

British entertainment channel Dave has commissioned a local version of truTV high-octane auction format Storage Hunters. All3Media-owned North One Television will produce the local version of the show, which T Group Productions produces for the Turner Broadcasting System channel in the US. UKTV-owned Dave’s version will be 10x30mins, and air on the digital channel late […]

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

News brief: H2 calls on Thing-a-ma-bob

US cable channel H2 has ordered a 10-part series from T Group Productions and 1st Avenue Machine called Thing-a-ma-bob. Each episode will see an eccentric creator use three seemingly random objects to create a practical but over-the-top item. Executive producers include Jenny Daly, Bill Rademaker, Andrew Geller, Sam Penfield, Arvind Palep and Serge Patzak. A+E […]

Zodiak takes two US cable series

Zodiak Rights has acquired international rights to two US cable series. The distributor, part of Zodiak Media, has picked up T Group Productions’ In The Big House and Handbook Productions’ US version of UK-originated format A Place In The Sun. In The Big House is a 8x30mins series for Viacom’s LGBT-focused channel LOGO. It follows […]