Exec Ulla Streib is joining Tin Roof Media in the new role of Director of Operations, working with Blink Films and Outline Productions.
In her new role, she will work alongside Blink Films co-Founders Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw and Outline co-Founders Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale to build on both indies’ current growth. This includes developing commissions from new platforms and broadcasters, increasing international co-productions and distribution activity for both formats and finished programming, and “exploiting the synergies provided through the two companies being co-sited.”
Blink and Outline have around 60 hours in production across both companies for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, UKTV, PBS/NOVA, Channel 5, Travel Channel and Smithsonian. Commissions include Outline’s four-part formatted series Remarkable Places to Eat with Fred Serieix, and Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (20×60’) for UKTV. Recent Blink commissions include a further three-part series of Shut Ins, for Channel 4; a second season of We’ll Meet Again (6×60’) for PBS, season 6 of Treasures Decoded (6×60’, Channel 5/Smithsonian/France 5/SBS); and Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens (2×60) for BBC 2.
Streib joins from natural history producer Talesmith, the company behind BBC 2’s The Real T.rex with Chris Packham. She has also recently worked as supervising producer on Caravan Media and Quicksilver Media’s first Netflix Original series, Killer Ratings.
As Director of Operations at Lightbox, she oversaw the company’s first Netflix Original Series Captive, as well as other Netflix series and feature documentaries for US and UK broadcasters. Prior to joining Lightbox, Ulla was a member of Darlow Smithson’s Senior Management team, responsible for the BAFTA winning Touching the Void, the EMMY nominated Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Thriller in Manila and the BAFTA nominated King in the Car Park.
Ulla Streib said: “It was a hard decision to leave Martin Williams and the team at Talesmith as they grow the business with some really exciting new projects, but the opportunity to work with two such fantastic, creative teams at Blink and Outline was too good to pass up. I’m really excited about helping both companies to develop their businesses and take them to the next level.”
Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw, co-Founders of Blink Films said: “We’re thrilled about having Ulla join as we build on recent new commissions and secure further recommissions of our series. We’re particularly looking to draw on her expertise and experience securing and overseeing content for new platforms to help us add to our existing client base.”
Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale, co-Founders of Outline Productions said: “Ulla’s track record of achieving strategic growth and helping deliver high-profile, high quality content for some of the UK’s leading indies makes her an ideal fit for Outline, we’re delighted to have her on board.”
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