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.
Secret Life Of Pets
Woman Raised by Monkeys
House of Horrors: Kidnapped in Cleveland
“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
“Bethan is a class act on the co-production scene. She has a huge reputation as an international deal-maker. She brings to the table all the broadcasters, producers and distributors you need to be talking to. Her infectious enthusiasm and tenacity are legendary- as is her sense of fun. Bethan will always go the extra mile to make a deal happen. She is already making a big difference to Testimony. I’m sure that very soon Silverlining will be working its magic with many other small and medium sized indies.”
Steve Humphries, MD, Testimony Films, UK
"I turned to Bethan and Silverlining when we needed some help with co-funding for The Burrowers for BBC2. This was always going to be a tricky project to fund being domestic natural history with a very BBC2 feel. But Bethan thought very laterally about it and found us a great partner with S4C in Wales who share a very particular British love of badgers, moles and rabbits".
Edwina Silver Head of Specialist, Dragonfly.