UK factual producer Malcolm Clark (pictured) has launched a new indie label with financial backing from the recently founded creative incubator The Hot House.
Clark’s Seriously TV will focus on big specialist factual series and formats for the global marketplace. The Glasgow-based shop will sit within the Hot House stable alongside Steven D Wright’s recently launched Kerfuffle TV and Remy Blumenfeld‘s Thinking Violets.
The former Mentorn Media and Attaboy TV exec previously developed and exec produced such factual content as ITV1′s Deals, Wheels and Steals; BBC’s BAFTA-winning series Horizon; History Channel’s Emmy-nominated Evolve and How William Shatner Changed the World; Channel 5′s Dangerous Adventures for Boys; Discovery Channel and Channel 5′s Classic Car Rescue; and National Geographic Channel’s How to Build a Volcano.
The Hot House was established in April by television veteran Justin Bodle and Blumenfeld. The venture has been injected with £3 million (US$4.34 million) to offer 10 creative teams the opportunity to launch their own labels that will operate out of Hot House’s London offices.
The initiative will look to provide partnerships with established producers seeking creative freedom, as well as development heads and executive producers ready to launch their own independent firms.
“Malcolm is a visionary program maker who broadcasters trust to deliver,” said Blumenfeld in a statement. “We are committed to giving him the support and creative freedom that he will need to develop new ideas.”
“There’s never been a greater hunger for shows with big ambition and serious content,” Clark added. “From epic history to in-depth shows on science, the programming you’ll see come out of Seriously TV will be informative and enjoyable with a big serious idea at the heart of all of them.”