Realscreen, Justin Anderson, 15th June 2022 UK TV producer Content Kings and production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights have announced a number of international pre-sales for a new documentary that examines the circumstances leading up to the death … Continued
CNEWS, 14th June 2022 Une nouvelle enquête. L’accident mortel qui a coûté la vie à Diana Spencer le 31 août 1997, à Paris, sous le pont de l’Alma, continue de fasciner. La société de production britannique Content Kings vient d’annoncer … Continued
Deadline, Jesse Whittock, 14th June 2022 Reelz & Paramount+ Among Pre-Buyers Of Princess Diana Doc UK producer Content Kings and production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights have pre-sold a doc investigating the circumstances leading up to the death … Continued
Broadcast, Heather Fallon, 14th June 2022 Silverlining scores raft of international pre-sale deals for Content Kings doc. Content Kings’ documentary Diana The Ultimate Truth is to air on Paramount+ UK and US cable channel Reelz after Silverlining Rights secured a … Continued
Variety, Raman Namachandran, 14th June 2022 U.K. TV producer Content Kings and production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights have revealed a raft of international pre-sales for “Diana: The Ultimate Truth” (1×60’), a documentary which investigates the circumstances leading … Continued
C21, 14th June 2022 Reelz in the US, Paramount+ in the UK, and Foxtel in Australia are among a string of networks to have pre-bought upcoming Princess Diana documentary Diana The Ultimate Truth from producer Content Kings and distributor Silverlining … Continued
03 March 2022, Silverlining Rights With a fresh catalogue of exciting titles to showcase to international buyers, including true crime exclusives, royal scandals and cutting-edge new competition formats, Silverlining Rights is set to kick off its 10th year with a … Continued
The second episode of The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays on More4 goes through the keyhole of more staggeringly expensive rooms at some of the most exclusive hotels on the planet.
I was asked to series produce 48 hours to Victory only back in July, with delivery and TX at the end of November/early December. So it was always going to be a challenge to establish a new history format with a large CGI element, shooting in Europe during a global pandemic.
Hillary Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions has launched a new formats and popular factual label and secured its first commission from the UK broadcaster Channel 4.
Deadline, 17th January 2022, Max Goldbart Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s indie HiddenLight Productions has launched a formats division and won its first commission from UK network Channel 4. HLP Studios will “bring HiddenLight’s ethos to formats and popular factual,” according to … Continued
Inside The Superbrands (8 x 60 mins), shines a new light on Britain’s market-leading brands such as Kellogg’s, Heinz, Walkers and Guinness to explore how they became such a part of our cultural identity. “With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, the series finds out what the future holds for them in a fast-changing world.”
‘Inside the Superbrands’, the first commission for the HLP Studios banner, will go behind the scenes of eight major brands.
Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has awarded a first commission to a new arm of HiddenLight Productions, the multi-genre prodco set up by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and Sam Branson.
New series The World’s Most Luxurious Holidays on More4 goes through the keyhole of eye-wateringly expensive rooms – some of which have never been seen by the public before – at some of the most exclusive hotels on the planet.
Kinky feet, armpit licking and credit card dramas abound in this funny, charming Channel 4 documentary about the adult streaming site. Plus, Alex Sim-Wise is the fairy godmother of fetish
Channel 4 has commissioned Northern Ireland-based Strident Media to produce a seasonal special following the UK’s most in-demand professional Christmas decorators.
Realscreen, Nick Krewen, 3rd September 2021 Contestants in Yeti’s Great Big Tiny Design Challenge will have to go small to go big. The Channel 4-commissioned competition – which airs as an eight-part series for More4 – pits designers vying against each other … Continued
Tellymix, Josh Darvill, 3rd September 2021 Following in the footsteps of The Great British Bake Off and The Great Pottery Throw Down comes The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge. The eight-part series will be fronted by self-confessed enthusiast & collector … Continued
Televisual, Jon Creamer, 3rd September 2021 Channel 4 has commissioned new competition format, The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge from Welsh indie Yeti. The 8-part series for More 4 is fronted by self-confessed enthusiast and collector of miniatures Sandi Toksvig. … Continued
C21, Clive Whittingham, 3rd September 2021 Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge, a competition format that sees designers renovate luxury doll houses inspired by real world designs. Sandi ToksvigWelsh-based indie Yeti … Continued
Broadcast, John Elmes, 3rd September 2021. Sandi Toksvig is to delve into the world of miniaturists in a Yeti-produced competition format for More 4.
Comicbook.com, Patrick Cavanaugh 22nd July, 2021 The Science Channel is a go-to destination for audiences who want to learn more about uncharted territory, with their new series Abandoned: Expedition Shipwreck aiming to fully deliver on that front. With water covering 70% of the … Continued
Realscreen, Justin Anderson, 5th July 2021 Distributor Silverlining Rights has secured several deals following the spring markets, including a special on Grace Kelly and the latest work from award-winning filmmaker Rich Bentley. Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions, a 60-minute special produced by … Continued
TBI Vision, Mark Layton, 5th July 2021 Broadcasters around the world have picked up a range of factual productions after inking deals with UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights. Yeti’s 1 x 60-minute Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions has been acquired by SBS … Continued
C21, Oli Hammett, 5th July 2021 Hot8 in Israel have picked up a one-off documentary about the personal fortune of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions (1×60’), made by Welsh prodco Yeti for ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in … Continued
Variety, Naman Ramachandran, 24 June 2021 Production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights has secured multiple global pre-sales for Spun Gold’s upcoming ITV series “Diana’s Decades.”
Realscreen, Jillian Morgan, 24 June 2021 Finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights has signed multiple global pre-sales for UK producer Spun Gold TV’s upcoming landmark ITV series Diana’s Decades.
TBI Vision, Mark Layton, 24 June 2021 Broadcasters and platforms around the world have struck pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for the upcoming ITV docuseries, Diana’s Decades.
Pubcasters TVNZ in New Zealand, TV2 in Sweden and NRK in Norway are among the international buyers to have picked up forthcoming ITV docuseries Diana’s Decades from UK distributor Silverlining Rights.
Leading production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights has announced multiple global pre-sales for UK producer Spun Gold TV’s upcoming landmark ITV series Diana’s Decades.
C21, C21 Reporter, 8th June 2021 UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a documentary series about Princess Diana, marking what would have been her 60th birthday. Produced by London-based indie Spun Gold TV, Diana’s Decades (3×60’) will explore how the … Continued
Realscreen, Jillian Morgan, 8 June 2021 ITV has commissioned two projects from 72 Films and Spun Gold, respectively, about the life of Princess Diana in commemoration of what would have been her 60th birthday. Told in the present tense, the … Continued
Televisual, Jon Creamer, 8 June 2021 ITV has commissioned 72 Films to make a new feature-length film marking what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, aiming to tell the “definitive story of the most famous woman in the world.” … Continued
ITV to mark Diana 60th Broadcast, Max Goldbart, 8 June 2021 72 Films and Spun Gold secure orders ITV is to mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday with shows from 72 Films and Spun Gold, Broadcast can … Continued
TBI Vision, Richard Middleton – 28 May 2021 Silverlining unveils World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes UK-based production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining Rights is seeking buyers for eight-part travel series World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes, which is set to debut on … Continued
C21 Media, Oli Hammett – 15 April 2021 Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has acquired 10-part documentary series World’s Greatest Wrecks for its More4 channel. The series is a coproduction between Bristol-based prodco Mallinson Sadler Productions (MSP) and distributor … Continued
C21 Media, Nico Franks – 8 March 2021 UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights has brought in Esther Agraso, former head of sales at Spain’s Imagina International Sales. Agraso has joined Silverlining Rights as a sales associate and … Continued
TBI Vision, Mark Layton – 8 March 2021 UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights has appointed ex Imagina exec Esther Agraso as a sales associate, with a focus on pre-sales to raise gap funding. Agraso is the former … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 8 March 2021 Esther Agraso will expand the all-female company’s sales and funding reach Former Head of Sales at Imagina International Sales (Grupo Mediapro), Esther Agraso, has joined UK distributor and production funding broker, Silverlining Rights Limited, … Continued
Silverlining Press Release 4th March 2021 BBC Obs Doc series already acquired globally in five territories. A fresh new look at the world of surrogacy, set to release as a box set on BBC Three on 14 March, and BBC … Continued
C21Media Nico Franks 5th March 2021 Broadcasters from around Europe plus one in Australia have pre-bought a forthcoming BBC documentary about surrogacy from the UK’s Silverlining. ProSieben in Germany, Medialaan in Belgium, TV2 in Denmark and TV2 in Norway, along … Continued
TV Real Daily (Worldscreen), Kristin Brzoznowski 5 November 2020 NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned the format for a local version of The Great Model Railway Challenge. The format sees teams of gifted railway modelers compete against each other … Continued
TBI Vision, Richard Middleton 5 November 2020 NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned rights for a local remake of The Great Model Railway Challenge, following a deal with distributor Silverlining Rights. The format was sold to MGM-backed prodco Concept … Continued
C21 Media, Clive Whittingham 5 November 2020 Netherlands broadcaster NPO Max has optioned a British format in which model railway enthusiasts compete to produce the most elaborate builds. The Great Model Railway Challenge was originally created by Knickerbockerglory for ViacomCBS-owned … Continued
Hilversum, 22 October 2020 In the autumn of 2021, Omroep MAX will be looking for the best model train builder in the Netherlands in the new NPO 1 program The Big Small Trains Competition. In the program, six model train … Continued
Peter: The Human Cyborg selected as a hot pick for the showcase John Elmes 15 October 2020 In a year of disruption and financial uncertainty, boutique distribution and co-production outfit Silverlining Rights has fared remarkably well. The Bristol-based company, set … Continued
Press Release 9th October 2020 Forward-thinking distributor concluded over 70 meetings in a fortnight Independent Bristol distribution and co-pro expert, Silverlining, has popped the cork on a successful round of sales meetings, concluded well ahead of the expected October MIPCOM … Continued
Realscreen, Jillian Morgan 22 September 2020 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 … Continued
Silverlining Press Release 21 September 2020 NPL Media looks to Bristol powerhouse to take Rankin’s 2020 to the world Specialist factual distributor Silverlining has secured the rights to a new six-part series from NPL Media, to air on Sky Arts … Continued
Golden age of docs 07-09-2020 Clive Whittingham Clive Whittingham examines what’s trending in documentaries, whether Covid-themed projects are in or out and what the big concerns are for distributors heading into 2021. Once the doyen of independent cinemas, film festivals … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 17 July 2020 Bristol distributor celebrates a bumper second quarter of sales Specialist factual and documentary distributor, Silverlining Rights Limited has made the most of three months in lockdown by securing a host of sales to channels … Continued
TBI Vision, Mark Layton 17 July 2020 UK-based factual distributor Silverlining Rights has reported “bumper” Q2 sales with particular uptake for its crime programming in Asia, the Nordics and New Zealand. “We really didn’t know what to expect when the … Continued
Silverlining Press Release 2 July 2020 Bristol funding expert turned ‘Farm’ dreams into a reality for Blakeway. Specialist production finance broker, Silverlining, will see the fruits of its funding labour take to screens in July as Wild Tales from the … Continued
TBI Vision, Richard Middleton 29 May 2020 The UK’s Sky Nature, Smithsonian Channel in the US and Arte in France are preparing to air a four-part docuseries about life on a farm. Wild Tales From The Farm documents the struggles of … Continued
Silverlining Press Release 28 May 2020 Bristol funding expert turned ‘Farm’ dreams into a reality for Blakeway Specialist production finance broker, Silverlining, will see the fruits of its funding labour take to screens in July as Wild Tales from the … Continued
TBI Vision, Bethan Corney 19 March 2020 Over the coming months, TBI will be running a series of articles exploring how the international content industry is dealing with the challenges of Covid-19. We will explore how businesses are adapting and … Continued
Broadcast, John Elmes, 5th March 2020 Distributors are pulling together “virtual markets” for buyers via videoconferencing in the wake of Mip TV’s cancellation. In light of last night’s confirmation that concerns over coronavirus had led organisers to scrap the annual … Continued
TBI Vision, Richard Middleton 28th February 2020 Int’l networks add orgasm doc from Silverlining TV2 in Denmark, Sweden’s SVT, DPG Media in Belgium and NRK Norway have picked up one-off documentary How To Have A Better Orgasm. The show, … Continued
C21Media, Nico Franks Thursday 27th February 2020 Broadcasters from around Europe, plus one in Australia, have acquired a documentary about the female orgasm from the UK’s Silverlining. TV2 in Denmark, SVT in Sweden, DPG Media in Belgium and NRK … Continued
Silverlining Press Release Thursday 27th February 2020 Quintet of channels pick up ‘How to Have a Better Orgasm’ Boutique factual distributor, Silverlining, has signed multiple deals with channels globally to acquire an intimate new documentary ahead of its … Continued
14 January 2020 Channel 4 has commissioned Sugar Films to follow the extraordinary journey of Peter Scott-Morgan and his radical cybernetic transformation. With unprecedented access to Peter and an international group of doctors, scientists, engineers and designers, this 1×60 specialist … Continued
19th December 2019 We have been so moved by the story behind local Bristol charity Little Hero, it has inspired us to donate to a different cause each year. Little Hero are currently raising £100,000 to fight childhood brain tumours in memory … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 8th November 2019 Secrets of the Mega Resort draws strong buyer interest ahead of UK premiere The latest in a series of successful behind-the-scenes documentaries on boutique distributor Silverlining’s programme slate has had buyers lining up … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 29th November 2019 International buyers clued up ahead of Channel 5 premiere Specialist factual distributor, Silverlining, is fielding intense interest from acquisitions executives globally for a new documentary on mystery novel doyen, Agatha Christie. Inside the … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 13 September 2019 Great Model Railway Challenge Season 2 premieres on Channel 5 tonight Bristol-based distributor, Silverlining, will be full steam ahead with the second season of Great Model Railway Challenge following its first broadcast on … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 23 August 2019 Access documentary premieres on Channel 4 tomorrow After more than a year in the making, Silverlining Rights Limited is thrilled to be able to offer Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed to … Continued
Silverlining Press Release, 5 August 2019 ‘The Secret World of Your Rubbish’ premieres on Channel 5 tonight Audiences in the UK will get a fascinating insight into the lifecycle of their rubbish in a new documentary series from … Continued
Jesse Whittock, Broadcast, 13 June 2019, Silverlining secures deals for Knickerbockerglory ob-doc series Channel 5 ob-doc Student Sex Workers has been picked up by a trio of European territories and Australia. Knickerbockerglory’s 2 x 60-minute series, which opened last night to … Continued
Richard Middleton, C21, 13 June 2019, Knickerbockerglory’s Student Sex Workers debuted on Channel 5 Broadcasters in the Nordics, Benelux and Australia have struck pre-sales deals for a two-part show that explores the prevalence of sex work among students. Student Sex … Continued
Benji Wilson, 21 February 2019, The Telegraph At one point in The Abused, an excellent documentary about domestic violence on Channel 5 last night, a man who had committed all manner of horrendous crimes against his own wife was arrested and … Continued
Natasha Sporn, Thursday 28th March, Evening Standard All you need to know as cameras follow Kent Police. Channel 5 is about to feed your obsession with crime documentaries with new series, Manhunt: Catch Me If You Can. The three-part live-action documentary follows a … Continued
C21Media, Clive Whittingham, April 12th 2019 UK pubcaster the BBC has greenlit a one-off documentary examining the drone sightings that caused chaos at London’s Gatwick Airport earlier this year. London- and Yorkshire-based indie Attaboy TV is working on The Gatwick … Continued
TBI Vision, by Kaltrina Bylykbashi, April 11th 2019 BBC One is set to air Attaboy TV’s The Gatwick Drone Attack on its Panorama strand next week (15 April). The episode is based on the back of the Gatwick drone attack in December 2018, where over 1,000 … Continued
Realscreen, by Selina Chignall April 12, 2019 UK indie Attaboy TV has secured its first commission with British pubcaster BBC for a documentary about last year’s Gatwick drone attack for the network’s current affairs strand ‘Panorama.’ The Gatwick Drone Attack (1 x 30 … Continued
Broadcast, Monday 8th April 2019 Having insider knowledge of the railway industry helped keep our series on track, says Tim Pritchard Gaining behind the scenes, documentary filming access to one-stop institutions like Claridges, Libertys or a hospital is difficult but … Continued
Richard Middelton, C21 Media Monday 8th April 2019 MIPTV: Broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand have picked up a show about train stations around the world from UK-based financier and distributor Silverlining. World’s Busiest Train Stations is produced by Tim … Continued
The Mirror, Tim Pritchard 4th April 2019 Swiss trains are spotlessly clean and 90% of them run on time, while Australian train drivers have to watch out for kangaroos on track and health and safety footwear for Indian track workers … Continued
Broadcast, 27th February 2019 For a truly different take on this crowded genre, we focused on critical cases and drew up a long list of clichés to be avoided, says Michael Tuft TV isn’t short of top-quality hospital docs, so if you’re … Continued
22nd November, 2018 Channel 4 Factual has commissioned from Sundog Pictures (1×60 mins) Training Teachers to Kill. This timely and shocking documentary will witness the heated debate playing out in real time where school boards in America are seriously considering … Continued
Broadcast Now, Frederick Blichert, November 22 2018. UK pubcaster Channel 4 has unveiled an expansive new slate of non-fiction commissions, including series on social welfare and health services, as well as arts programming and a doc on the controversial movement … Continued
C21 Media 4th October 2018 John Elmes A+E Networks is to launch a special programming strand focused on cults and zealous belief systems globally across its Crime+Investigation (C+I) network. Twisted Faith will launch in November as a seven-day programming block … Continued
C-21 Media, Nico Franks. 8th October 2018 UK indie prodco and sales outfit Silverlining TV has signed a first-look distribution deal with a fledgling company set up by a former BBC Earth executive. Bristol-based Mustang Films has been set up … Continued
‘Using innovative techniques blending documentary and drama to protect the identity of those involved, this powerful film reports on the impact this has on the families of the men involved’ The Sunday Mirror The unusual format and queasy subject matter … Continued
Broadcast Now, Manori Ravindran 9th May 2018 Original article Emporium Productions and Spun Gold have struck commissions around this month’s royal wedding for US cable channels Lifetime and Nat Geo. WW2 Treasure Hunters indie Emporium is producing one-off doc Harry … Continued
C21 Media, Nico Franks 3rd April 2018 Original article Broadcasters in Australia, France and the UK have pre-bought a documentary about the missing Malaysian Airlines passenger jet from Silverlining TV. Nine Network in Australia, RMC Découverte in France and Channel … Continued
The Guardian, Lucy Mangan 18th August 2017 Original article The simple idea of getting couples to speak their minds works beautifully in this valuable doc. As we know, the simple things in life are often the best. Usually they are … Continued
C21 Media, John Elmes 6th November 2017 Original article M6 in France is among the networks to have picked up Brinkworth Films’ airline documentary Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight from UK distributor Silverlining TV. The 1×60’ series, which originally aired on … Continued
Realscreen, Selina Chignall 26th July 2017 Original article Silverlining Rights picks up rights to GPs: Behind Closed Doors UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up the rights to the fifth season of the docusoap, GPs: Behind Closed Doors. The new … Continued
C21 Media, Richard Middleton 8th June 2017 UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up a one-off special about the truth behind long-haul flights. The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight follows Australian operator Qantas’s A380 plane as it flies from … Continued
Realscreen, Selina Chignall 2nd June 2017 Original article Silverlining Rights picks up The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up the new one-off special The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight from indie prodco … Continued
Knickerbockerglory heads back to D&B Academy Broadcast Now, Miranda Blazeby 24th May 2017 Knickerbockerglory TV’s structured reality drama series Stage School is to return to E4 for a second 30-part run. The series, which follows the lives of students and … Continued
C21 Media, Richard Middleton 16th May 2017 UK-based Silverlining Rights has picked up a fast-turnaround doc that explores the influence of US president Donald Trump’s eldest daughter. Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady? (1 x 60′) has been produced by … Continued
C21 Media, Richard Middleton 8th May 2017 UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up a new social-experiment format that sees two groups of people from opposite ends of the age spectrum living together. Mind the Age Gap (5×60’) has been … Continued
Broadcast Now, Rob McCabe 6th February 2017 I was sold on The Accused within five minutes of meeting Malcolm Brinkworth, executive producer at Brinkworth Films. His idea was ambitious and compelling: a documentary that, for the first time, took the … Continued
C21 Media, Richard Middleton 3rd November 2016 UK-based Silverlining Rights has picked up distribution of a hidden-camera gameshow format that debuted on E4 in the UK yesterday. Polterguest (1×60′) is from UK prodco Knickerbockerglory and uses remote cameras to film a … Continued
Radio Times, Sarah Carson 6th September 2016 “I saw Stage School, and realised what TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, and all the others had been missing all these years: musical numbers. Because when TOWIE-meets-Glee-meets-Fame-meets-High School Musical-meets a can of L’Oreal Casting … Continued
C21 Media, Richard Middleton 1st July 2016 Silverlining Rights has picked up a Sky1 show featuring former Pineapple Dance Studios star Louie Spence for distribution. Louie Spence: Taxi Driver (1×60’) debuts tomorrow and sees Spence launch himself onto an unsuspecting … Continued
Broadcast 30th June 2016 E4 has ordered a long-running structured reality series described as “the real life Glee”. Based at the prestigious D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Kent, the 30 x 30-minute series is produced by GPs Behind Closed … Continued