Blink Films appoints Laura Jones as Creative Director of the company

The BAFTA and RTS Award-winning executive producer will now be tasked with winning further business and executive producing projects related to the company's access-driven international series.

16 SEP 2022

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Blink Films has appointed Laura Jones as Creative Director, as the company continues to grow and builds on recent commissions from UK and international broadcasters and streaming platforms. “Laura is an outstanding producer and great creative force. Since she arrived, she has created and overseen multiple high-profile series, with more to come," Justine Kershaw and Dan Chambers, co-Founders of Blink Films said. "As we build on our expanding slate and international client base, with orders from Discovery+, Hulu, CBS, Paramount + alongside Channel 4, Smithsonian and National Geographic and more in pre-production, promoting Laura to Creative Director will help us keep this momentum going.”

In her new role as a member of Blink’s senior editorial team, Laura will be responsible for winning further business and executive producing projects, with a particular focus on building the company’s slate of access-driven international series. "Blink has an exceptional reputation for imaginative and high quality programme making. It’s also a great place to work! Right now is an exciting time to be taking the role of Creative Director and helping Dan and Justine to drive the company’s expanding slate further, across genres and networks," Jones said.

Jones joined Blink Films as an executive producer in 2021. Since then she has originated and executive produced series including "Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland" for Channel 4, which is currently in production on a second season; "Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes" for Discovery+ and ID; the feature documentary "Secrets of the Oligarch Wives" for CBS and Paramount+; along with "Tut’s Toxic Tomb" for Channel 4, National Geographic and Science Channel. She is executive producing several projects including a new eight-part true crime series for Discovery+ and ID.

Prior to joining Blink, Jones co-founded Antidote Productions, where she was responsible for originating and executive producing the company’s critically acclaimed content including Professor Green: Suicide and Me (BBC 3/1), Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay (BBC 1/3) and "What Makes a Woman" for Channel 4. Her recent credits include "Chernobyl: The New Evidence" for Channel 4, "Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland" for Channel 4, "Tut’s Toxic Tomb" for National Geographic, Science Channel and Channel 4, "Secrets of the Oligarch Wives" for CBS/Paramount+, "Ten Steps to Disaster" for Smithsonian/Channel 5, "Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes" for Discovery+, "Fred and Rose West: Reopened" for ITV, "The Diana Interview: The Truth Behind The Scandal" for Channel 4, "Best of Britain by the Sea" for Channel 4, "Extraordinary Twins" for ITV, " "Saved By A Stranger" for BBC 2, and "Tom Kerridge Barbecues" for Food Network.