Antidote Productions co-founder Laura Jones has boarded London-based factual producer Blink Films, a Tin Roof Media company, as the company looks to expand its factual output.
Jones (pictured) joins the Meet the Chimps (Disney+) and Strangest Things (Science Channel) creator as executive producer for special projects.
In the role, she will be responsible for attracting new business and exec producing projects to bolster Blink’s factual slate as the company builds its output for UK and international broadcasters and streaming platforms.
Jones, a BAFTA- and RTS award-winning filmmaker, had previously run her own production unit in Antidote Productions, which she launched with co-founder Leila Monks, who joined Off the Fence in November 2019 to serve as head of commissioning. In 2017, UK firm Edge Investments took a stake in the company for £1 million. The company produced a variety of series for major broadcasters including Channel 4′s What Makes a Woman, BBC’s Addicted: Last Chance Mums, BBC’s Professor Green: Suicide and Me and National Geographic’s YouTube Revolution.
“It’s great to have Laura aboard. She’s already hit the ground running with several projects in development and pre-production including an ambitious series for a global streamer,” said Justine Kershaw and Dan Chambers, creative directors of Blink Films, in a joint statement. “With recent high-profile successes for platforms and broadcasters in the UK and internationally, this feels like the ideal time to expand our team and keep the momentum going.”
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Justine and Dan in the past and the opportunity to join up with them again was too good to turn down,” added Jones. “Blink has an incredibly talented and creative team across development and production and I’m relishing seeing what we can make together.”
More recent Blink credits include Channel 4′s Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview and Are Women the Fitter Sex; Smithsonian Channel’s Mystic Britain; and Food Network’s Tom Kerridge Barbecues.