Paul Wooding, most recently with Impossible Factual, has launched his own company, Spark TV, with backing from entertainment investment firm Bob and Co.
At Impossible Factual, Wooding exec produced T-Rex Autopsy for National Geographic Channel. While with its parent company, Impossible Pictures, he also produced Blitz Street for Channel 4 (C4) among other projects. From there, Wooding worked with Darlow Smithson, where he exec produced such projects as Smash Lab for Discovery and Alive for C4; Lion TV, where credits included Britain’s Worst for ITV; and a couple of stints at the BBC where he worked in documentaries and contemporary factual.
Based in Bristol, Spark TV will produce more blue chip “event” shows, and also branch into returnable and popular factual formats. The company will see him reunited with Lion TV co-founder Jeremy Mills, who acts as an adviser for Bob and Co. and will serve as chairman of Spark TV. Mills also is chairman for another company backed by the investment firm, Woodcut Media.
“I’ve made hundreds of hours of observational docs and live TV and I want to use all that experience to come at subjects in a fresh way to create smart new content,” said Wooding in a statement. “My passion is making unconventional, surprising, dramatic TV with high production values that smuggles great editorial and appeals to a broad audience.”