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Rod Henwood tapped as non-executive chair at Tin Roof Media

British television media and digital veteran Rod Henwood has joined the Tin Roof Media board as non-executive chair of the non-scripted production group that houses Blink Films and Outline Productions. In the ...
January 30, 2020

British television media and digital veteran Rod Henwood has joined the Tin Roof Media board as non-executive chair of the non-scripted production group that houses Blink Films and Outline Productions.

In the role, Henwood (pictured) will chair the board of the group and will work alongside majority shareholders (private equity firm Rockpool) and the executive team to expand Tin Roof’s international footprint by building on both Blink and Outline’s current growth.

Henwood will also be responsible for developing further commissions from digital platforms and broadcasters, with an emphasis on the U.S., increasing international copro and distribution activity, and leveraging the synergies between the two companies.

The executive team includes the recently appointed Tin Roof director of operations Ulla Streib; finance director Matt Fleming; Blink Films co-founders Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw; and Outline co-founders Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale.

Henwood currently serves as chief strategy officer and board director of the award-winning London- and Los Angeles-based indie The Ink Factory. He has more than 30 years of experience and has previously held CEO and other leadership roles with major European and U.S. television companies, including Zodiak Media, Channel 4, ITV and Fox Kids.

“The growing number of new digital platforms alongside renewed demand from traditional broadcasters for the content Blink and Outline specialize in producing provides a huge opportunity for both companies to increase their output and their U.S., UK and international clients,” said Henwood in a statement. “I’m looking forward to helping Dan, Justine, Laura, Helen and Ulla on a growth strategy for Tin Roof which will take the group to the next stage of its existence.”

Blink and Outline are currently in production on nearly 70 hours of content for platforms and broadcasters that include Disney+, BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic to name a few.

Recent Outline commissions include BBC2′s Remarkable Places to Eat, and Discovery UK’s Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate.

Blink’s recent commissions, meanwhile, include Disney+’s Meet the Chimps, BBC2′s Unforgotten and Channel 5 feature doc 10 Mistakes That Sank the Titanic.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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