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 Juice, The Only Way Is Essex, Through the Keyhole, You’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.