Brook Lapping

BBC docs strand Storyville hires Brook Lapping alum to lead commissioning

The BBC has landed Brook Lapping’s Emma Hindley as lead commissioning editor for its docs-focused Storyville strand. Hindley had been in interim charge since replacing Philippa Kowarsky last year and before that spent five years as creative director at Brook Lapping. She has worked on shows including Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley, David Harewood: Psychosis And […]

BBC Studios strikes international deals for Brook Lapping’s 9/11 feature doc

Factual producer Brook Lapping’s 9/11: Life Under Attack, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, has secured a raft of international sales through distributor BBC Studios. The 90-minute feature length doc was commissioned by ITV, France Televisions (French title 9/11: From the Ground Up), the History Channel (US title 9/11: I Was There) and […]

Zinc Media’s creative director on shooting deeply personal talent-led content

Emma Hindley, creative director at UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group, lifts the lid on helping celebrity talent open up about past traumas on Brook Lapping’s Ian Wright: Home Truths for BBC One and Films of Record’s BBC2 show David Harewood: Psychosis And Me. Asking well-known people to tell you about some of the most painful events […]

TBI Weekly: What Brook Lapping’s Trump docuseries tells us about tenacity

UK factual producer Brook Lapping launches its three-part docuseries Trump Takes On The World on BBC Two next week. Series director Tim Stirzaker reveals how his team’s persistence through a pandemic – and an impeachment – secured unprecedented access to the former US president’s inner circle. When we started developing this series in the autumn of […]

Zinc Media raises a further $5m as ‘bulwark’ to Covid & to fuel growth

UK-based factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has raised £4m ($5.2m) via a new share issue, with the investment used to explore growth opportunities and act as a “bulwark” to the impact of the pandemic. The company – which houses UK prodcos Blakeway, Blakeway North, Brook Lapping, Films of Record, Reef, and Tern Television – had […]

BBC4 boards hunt for Gaddafi’s billions

The UK’s BBC4 has boarded a documentary from Zinc Media-owned factual outfit Brook Lapping examining what happened to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi’s vast wealth after his death. The 1 x 90-minute investigative documentary, with the working title of The Search For Gaddafi’s Billions will follow two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

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