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All 4 orders prison tattoo docuseries from Studio Lambert

All 4, the OTT platform for UK broadcaster Channel 4, has commissioned a docuseries on prison tattoo culture from London and Los Angeles-based prodco Studio Lambert. Tentatively titled Sketch’s Prison Ink, ...
September 20, 2017

All 4, the OTT platform for UK broadcaster Channel 4, has commissioned a docuseries on prison tattoo culture from London and Los Angeles-based prodco Studio Lambert.

Tentatively titled Sketch’s Prison Ink, the 8 x 11-minute obdoc follows Tattoo Fixers¬†tattoo artist Sketch as he explores prison tattoo practices by meeting with prison guards, prison tattooists and individuals who received tattoos while serving time.

The series launches with a conversation between Sketch and his father, whose prison tattoos were among Sketch’s first cover ups.

“We’re delighted to bring this series to the All 4 audience, exploring tattoos and their relationships with prisons,” said Tim Harcourt, Studio Lambert’s creative director, in a statement. “This impactful format takes the viewer inside a fascinating world, rarely caught on camera and I am pleased to report that these two popular television subject matters, tattoos and prisons, are able to reveal a lot about each other.”

The series was ordered by Channel 4 commissioning editor Thom Gulseven¬†and All 4 editor Daisy Mount. Executive producers are Jack Burgess and Matt J. Smith. Niall O’Driscoll is the series producer for Studio Lambert.

Tattoo Fixers, which spotlights cover ups implemented by the series’ cast of tattoo artists, is entering its fourth season this fall.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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