Bond exits Discovery’s Raw for Endemol Shine prodco

UK prodco Dragonfly has hired Richard Bond as creative director. He joins the Endemol Shine prodco from Raw, the UK producer owned by Discovery. Bond (right) was at Raw for six years, and his credits include BBC series Conviction: Murder at the Station and Channel 4 dramas The People Next Door and Cyberbully. “I have […]

Tigress chief retirement triggers rejig

Dick Colthurst is to retire from television this autumn, with Sarah Swingler replacing him as managing director of Endemol Shine Group prodco Tigress Productions. Colthurst (pictured) has worked in TV for 35 years, including twelve as MD of Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford producer Tigress. The former BBC producer is leaving the business and […]

Discovery embarks on Great Shark Chase

Discovery Channel has ordered The Great Shark Chase, a new one-off shark doc fronted by adventurer Monty Halls, TBI has learned. The special will be produced by Endemol Shine Group prodco Tigress, and follow Halls as he journeys to Africa on an expedition to track the annual sardine run, and the sharks that chase the […]

Robinson out as Endemol Shine reveals UK team

Tim Robinson is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the mega-indie this morning revealed its UK management team. Early indications were that Robinson, previously Shine Group’s COO, was negotiating what one source described as a “top international role”, but this has not come to pass. He will exit in the spring. The news came concurrently […]