Firecracker Films, part of the Tinopolis Group, has set up a new Scottish division in Glasgow.
Firecracker has appointed Elspeth O’Hare as Creative Director of Firecracker Scotland. Elspeth joins from IWC, where she was Head of Documentaries and built a slate of programming including Britain’s Benefit Tenants (Channel 4), Insane Fight Club (BBC One) and Big Body Squad (Channel 5).
Producer Jennifer Gilroy, who recently series produced The Council (BBC), will also join the team in Glasgow, who are already in advanced negotiations with Channel 4 about a factual entertainment format to be produced out of Scotland.
Firecracker Scotland will be based at the Ingram Street hub where fellow Tinopolis group members Mentorn Scotland and Sunset+Vine are already well established. Both production companies have made a number of shows within the region, including long running series Robot Wars (BBC Two), Question Time (BBC One) and Traffic Cops (BBC One/Channel 5), and all of BBC Scotland’s independently produced sport since 2007, including football (Scottish Cup, Internationals, World Cup qualifiers) and rugby (Melrose Sevens).
Jes Wilkins, Chief Creative Officer, Firecracker: ”We’ve produced two recent series in Scotland and it’s a natural progression for us to establish a permanent base there.”
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