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Tinopolis backs Zolkwer’s Thunderclap Media

International media producer and distributor Tinopolis has backed former ITV exec Claire Zolkwer’s start-up, Thunderclap Media. Zolkwer (pictured) will head the prodco as managing director. The company will focus on producing a ...
October 2, 2017

International media producer and distributor Tinopolis has backed former ITV exec Claire Zolkwer’s start-up, Thunderclap Media.

Zolkwer (pictured) will head the prodco as managing director. The company will focus on producing a range of content, including both unscripted and scripted entertainment and comedy.

“By concentrating on ideas which will put a smile on viewers’ faces, Thunderclap is looking to uncover brand new formats to cater to the voracious appetite for content from the many different platforms in the market,” said Zolkwer, in a statement.

Zolkwer was most recently a commissioning editor for comedy and entertainment at ITV, where she ordered shows such as Celebrity JuiceThe Only Way Is EssexThrough the KeyholeYou’re Back in the Room, Off Their Rockers, Plebs and The Jonathan Ross Show.

She also worked a producer on unscripted series including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Dancing on Ice: Defrosted, Pop Idol Extra and Big Brother.

Thunderclap Media joins Tinopolis’ portfolio of production companies, which includes Sunset+Vine, Mentorn Media, Firecracker, Pioneer, Daybreak Pictures, Fiction Factory, Tinopolis Cymru as well as A.Smith & Co and Magical Elves in the U.S.

 

 

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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