Silverlining offers a specialist co-production brokering service. We work with broadcasters, producers and distributors around the world to source the finance needed to get factual programmes funded and into production.
Since launching in 2012, Silverlining has raised more than £6 million in production finance for producers by winning full commissions and brokering co-productions and pre-sales with PBS, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery USA, Animal Planet USA, Science Channel, AHC, I.D, A&E, Bell Media, CBCNN, C4, C5, S4C, RTE, C&I, APUK, NGCI, Nine Network, ABC, SBS Australia, Foxtel Australia, Discovery West, Animal Planet EMEA, ZDF, France 5, Terra Mater, ORF, SVT, TV4, DR, TV2 Norway, Discovery Asia and Discovery Latin America.
Every project and client is different. So we work on a case-by-case basis, responding to what you need from us in terms of commercial, editorial and business affairs support. Always top of mind is how to get your programme funded quickly and efficiently using our knowledge of the international marketplace and ability to match-make channel buyers with factual content.
Children on the Frontline
How Sherlock Changed the World
Woman Raised by Monkeys
“I’ve worked with Bethan for several years, both as commissioner and producer, on projects ranging from the one-off 2D / 3D Special, ‘Nick Baker’s Beautiful Freaks’, to the prime-time series, ‘Celebrity Alone In The Wild’ (the highest rated series ever on Discovery UK) and what I’ve so much enjoyed about our collaborations is that she thinks creatively and imaginatively, she deals in the art of the possible (she doesn’t over-promise), she’s incredibly detail-orientated and conscientious and she delivers what she’s said she’ll deliver. She’s a pleasure to work with and I’m looking forward to our next collaboration.”
Dan Korn, Senior Vice President and Head of Programming, Discovery UK & Western Europe
“Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest", was an ambitious special filmed on 4 continents and delivered in less than a month. Rapid reaction times are critical when producing fast-turnaround docs and Silverlining are one of the best in the business at speedily connecting us with decision makers in channels around the globe, such as Smithsonian, enabling us to get straight into production.”
Emma Read, Founder and EP, Emporium Productions, UK
“ Silverlining is a company of several very tenacious octopi. They have tentacles that seem to stretch everywhere, and they don't let go until they've ensnared everything that moves”
Dan Chambers, Joint MD, Blink Films.