Zinc Media


Zinc buys Tern for £5.45m

UK-based Zinc Media is buying Tern Television Productions for a total value of up to £5.45 million (US$7.20 million). The deal for the Glasgow-based prodco Tern, which David Strachan (pictured) has led since 1988, comprises an initial £2 million, £1.1 million in surplus cash and an earn-out consideration on up to £2.35 million payable in […]

Roy Ackerman surfaces at Murder Detectives prodco

Seasoned UK executive Roy Ackerman has been appointed managing director of Films of Record, the UK prodco that makes Channel 4’s The Murder Detectives. Ackerman joins the producer having last year left Pulse Films, the producer that is now backed by youth brand Vice. Films of Record is part of the Zinc Media, the production […]

UK factual prodco gets MD, expands remit

Zinc Media, the indie group formerly known as Ten Alps, has put Lucy van Beek in charge of its factual prodco Blakeaway. The company said van Beek will expand Blakeaway’s remit beyond current affairs and historical programming, and move it into the broader world of specialist factual. Van Beek has been an exec producer for […]

Barcroft hires ex-Maverick, Zinc execs

UK-based Barcroft Productions has added heads of development and production – a move CEO Sam Barcroft says “completes the jigsaw” of its management team. Paul Woolf has been named development chief at the London-based prodco, which is part of the Barcroft Media group. Woolf was most recently director of development at All3Media-owned Maverick Television, where […]

Zinc CEO Wood stepping down

Mark Wood is leaving his post as CEO of Zinc Media, which is the new trading name of UK production group Ten Alps. Wood (pictured) leaves his post with immediate effect, according to a company statement released to investors. The former chief executive of ITN Productions will also leave his director post, but will continue […]

Zinc makes first purchase since Ten Alps rebrand

Zinc Media has acquired a corporate video producer, marking the first acquisition it has made since its new brand came into play last month. Zinc was established as the new corporate brand of UK-based Ten Alps, housing British indie TV producers Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef Television (Ten Alps also has a […]