Broadcast, Manori Ravindran
22nd September 2017
Former A+E commissioner Rachel Job has landed at UK distributor-finance agent Silverlining as director of acquisitions.
The former director of programming for History and H2 will be sourcing content for the London-based distribution business while brokering co-production deals and global pre-sales deals.
Job was at A+E UK for almost 10 years, overseeing History and H2 across the UK and EMEA, before stepping down in April.
During her tenure, she commissioned and acquired such titles as Mud Men with Johnny Vaughan, Shaun Ryder on UFOs, Sean Bean on Waterloo, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s American Hustle and local formats such as Pawn Stars UK.
Prior to History, Rachel was head of acquisitions and marketing at producer-distributor 3DD.
Silverlining was set up by former Tigress exec and Channel 5 commissioner Bethan Corney in 2012 to finance non-scripted programmes.
In 2015, the business expanded into distribution, and now carries 400 hours of factual titles, including Channel 5 titles GPs: Behind Closed Doors and The Accused, as well as Smithsonian’s Shark Girl.
Corney said: “The key to Silverlining’s offering is our editorial integrity, and commercial creativity gained from extensive broadcaster experience. Rachel is a class act with an instinct for what rates internationally, having commissioned and co-produced hundreds of hours of programmes from docudramas and formats to talent-led specials and returnable series.
“I’m looking forward to us growing Silverlining together and extending the range of production finance and editorial services that we offer producers,” she continued.
Job added: “I’ve always admired the way Bethan has built Silverlining into a first-rate, much-loved outfit and I am thrilled to be able to help grow and build relationships with the wonderful independent producers I respect so much.”