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Tin Roof acquires major stake in Outline Productions

Investment group Tin Roof Media has acquired a majority stake in UK-based indie prodco Outline Productions. With a focus on factual entertainment formats, Outline will sit alongside factual indie Blink Films, ...
April 19, 2017

Investment group Tin Roof Media has acquired a majority stake in UK-based indie prodco Outline Productions.

With a focus on factual entertainment formats, Outline will sit alongside factual indie Blink Films, which London-based Tin Roof acquired in 2016.

Bridget Boseley, who joined Outline’s as director of programs in 2008, has left the company.

Outline will continue to be repped by CAA in the U.S., and for distribution of new formats by independent distributor DRG, with whom the company is in a first look output deal.

The company will also retain its independent status.    

Founded in 1999 by managing director Laura Mansfield and creative director Helen Veale, Outline has created factual entertainment series and formats for British and global markets.

In 2017, the company launched a lineup of new titles including UK’s Best Place to Live with Sarah Beeny; Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s Guide; Has Political Correctness Gone Made? for UK broadcaster Channel 4 and Geri’s 1990s: My drive to freedom, presented by former Spice Girl Geri Horner premiering in March on BBC 2.

Currently in production includes the shows Gender Neutral School for BBC 2; alternative medicine show Health Freaks (pictured), originally produced for C4, will air in the Netherlands for Warner Brothers International, amongst other titles.

Tin Roof Media was founded by Neil Court, who is executive chairman of the company. He is joined by shareholders Charles Wace, founder of Two Four Group, and Charles Ogilvie, former CFO at eOne UK and Contender Entertainment Group. Wace is non-executive director and Ogilvie is CFO. Tin Roof Media is backed by the UK private equity firm, Rockpool Investments.

 

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