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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, […]

Broadcasters join Robot Wars

UK battling robots series Robot Wars has been acquired by a raft of international broadcasters. The sales come as UK pubcaster the BBC orders a second season of the rebooted series after a successful summer run on BBC Two. Internationally, Viasat World has bought the finished first series for its Explore Channel in the central […]

Gordon Ramsay prodco hires Brogden

Gordon Ramsay prodco Studio Ramsay has brought in Tinopolis entertainment chief Chris Brogden as chief creative officer. He joins the UK-based producer next month, joining from production group Tinopolis where he was creative director of entertainment. At Tinopolis he oversaw development of formats across the US and UK prodcos in the group, and played a key role […]

Pioneer drafts in Arrow exec as creative chief

British producer Pioneer Productions has poached Arrow Media executive producer Thomas Viner for a senior creative role. Viner will become the Tinopolis-owned factual prodco’s creative director, reporting to CEO Jonathan Hewes, the former Wall to Wall international boss who took over last year as Pioneer founder who stepped down as chairman. He will work closely […]

Netflix greenlights Cameron Dallas series

Netflix’s latest original programme is an unscripted series featuring social media star Cameron Dallas. The untitled series will follow Dallas, who has more than 35 million followers across five platforms, as he tries to take his career to the next level. It will feature his friends and families, exposing the stark contrast between public persona […]

BBC Studios hooks Salmon

Veteran British executive Peter Salmon has been named director of the BBC’s forthcoming commercial production division, BBC Studios. Salmon, currently based in Salford as director of BBC England and a member of the organisation’s senior management team, has beaten off competition to land the post, which he will take up later this year. He will […]

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