BBC Studios completely bought Sid Ger, Mark Lindsay moved to LA.

By | October 17, 2022

BBC Studios is to fully acquire Sid Gersh Films, the company behind hit companies such as “Slayer Eve” and “Ragdoll”.

BBC Studios, the commercial production and distribution arm of the BBC, intends to grow its portfolio of UK scripted labels. It already fully owns Lookout Point (“Happy Valley 3”), Clerkenwell Films (“Somewhere Boy”), House Productions (“Sherwood”) and most recently Firebird Pictures (“Wahla”), with Baby Cow (“BB Cow”). is a controlling owner in. Chivalry”).

In the year In 2018, he acquired a 51% stake in Sid Gertle, founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013, along with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin.

The production company is responsible for hit shows including “The Durrells,” “Neil Gaiman’s Seely Stories” and the upcoming Disney+ series “Special,” and is currently working on “Rain Dogs,” starring Daisy May Cooper.

Speaking at Mipcom on Monday, BBC Studios chief executive Tom Fussell said: “I am delighted to announce the full acquisition of Syd Girtle’s films. Directed by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris, Sid Girtle is home to unmissable rematches. Known for the BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe winner ‘Killing Eve’, the future slate is just as exciting.

Woodward Gentle said: “We couldn’t be happier to continue our journey with BBC Studios. They were a very helpful, cooperative and creative partner. It’s an honor to work with the fantastic team at Syd and to feel a shared ambition and vision with BBC Studios.

BBC Studios announced on Monday that Mark Lindsay is to relocate to Los Angeles to help build BBC Studios’ co-production, investment and commissioning opportunities globally.

Lynsey will continue to report to BBC Studios Productions CEO Ralph Lee and work closely with Janet Brown, BBC Studios’ president of content distribution North and Latin America, and Valerie Bruce, GM and head of BBC Studios Los Angeles production.

“We are investing in the UK’s most exciting talent and creative accounts under the leadership of Mark Lynsey, previously the BBC’s director of television and chief creative officer of BBC Studios,” Fussell said in his MIPCOM address. “I’m delighted to share that Mark will be relocating from London to LA to further his commitment to the West Coast and our shared creative ambitions for more BBC studios.”

Lynsey said: “Taking our world-class labels and parts directly into the heart of the largest English-language script market is a natural next step. I look forward to working with colleagues and customers in America more than ever to fund and create exceptional new series for the world to enjoy.

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