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Extra: Hires at Marshal Bishop, Beyond Rights; Silverlining takes “Rankin’s 2020″

Warner Brothers’ Tom Boulting boards Marshal Bishop Productions Marshal Bishop Productions, Mark Westcott and Duncan Goudin’s just-launched adventure and fact-ent outfit, has appointed Tom Boulting to the position of chief operating officer. Formerly commercial head of ...
September 21, 2020

Warner Brothers’ Tom Boulting boards Marshal Bishop Productions

Marshal Bishop Productions, Mark Westcott and Duncan Goudin’s just-launched adventure and fact-ent outfit, has appointed Tom Boulting to the position of chief operating officer.

Formerly commercial head of legal and business affairs for Warner Brothers in New York and Los Angeles, Boulting (pictured) will be responsible for leading the indie’s growth across the UK and U.S.

He previously headed up Jetset Studios, and his creative experiences include program-making as a director on such BBC productions as Eastenders and Casualty, and as a photographer.

Marshal Bishop launched this month with a partner-led model.

The company’s development slate includes precinct-based reality, survival, endurance and adventure formats, and location-based challenge game shows. It already has an unnamed project underway in the U.S.

Jimmy Humphrey, Simona Argenti take up senior roles at Beyond Rights

Beyond Rights has named former TCB Media Rights execs Jimmy Humphrey and Simona Argenti to head of acquisitions and co-productions and head of sales, respectively.

Humphrey and Argenti held the same positions at TCB prior to its acquisition by Beyond International in April.

Beyond Rights is led by former TCB Media Rights managing director Kate Llewellyn-Jones. The unit was formed in July after Beyond International merged TCB Media Rights with Beyond Distribution.

The reorganization has resulted in the majority of personnel being retained, according to Beyond. The company stated seven London-based employees have left their respective employer because of role redundancies, mostly in sales positions.

In June, former TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and executive director Dina Subhani stepped down from their positions.

Beyond Rights Limited will ultimately comprise a team of 25 people, with offices in London, Sydney and Dublin.

Silverlining secures rights to NPL Media series

Bristol-based specialist factual distributor Silverlining TV has secured the rights to the six-part Sky Original series Rankin’s 2020 from NPL Media.

The 6 x 30-minute series, to premiere on Sky Arts Sept. 29, documents 2020 through a mass-participation photography project.

Amateurs and professionals were invited to submit photographs in six categories — from fun, family, beauty, nature, self and empathy — to be judged by acclaimed photographer Rankin and celebrity judges.

Rights for Rankin’s 2020 are available worldwide, excluding the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Pan-European satellite broadcaster Sky converted Sky Arts to a free-to-air channel earlier this month with the greenlight of unscripted series Offended by Irvine Welsh from Lion TV, Sky Arts Book Club Live from Storyvault and Charles Hazlewood: Beethoven and Me from Factory 42.

truTV, IPC team for Top Secret Videos

WarnerMedia-owned truTV has greenlit Top Secret Videos from The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), part of Industrial Media.

The series — which truTV called a modern evolution of America’s Funniest Home Videos – follows a fictional group of interns working from the basement of the “NSA” whose jobs are to catalog security camera footage that passes through their servers, capturing bizarre and embarrassing behavior.

Top Secret Videos will feature commentary from a cast of comedians, including Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory), Ron Funches (Trolls), Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show) and Matt Walsh (Veep).

IPC’s Aaron Saidman, who created the series, and IPC’s Eli Holzman serve as executive producers with showrunner Tim Fornara.

Top Secret Videos premieres Oct. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
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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