18 MAR 2021

SKY STUDIOS LAUNCHES A NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY, TRANSISTOR FILMS

The company, based in London, launches under the new label this week. The company is currently in development with several new projects with US and UK broadcasters for the company's factual channels.

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Sky Studios has launched Transistor Films, a new, wholly-owned factual and unscripted production company led by Danny Tipping. "The Transistor Films team and I couldn’t be more excited to get going this week under our new banner. Building on the success of our recent true-crime series, we’ll be pushing further into documentary and factual entertainment programming over the coming months,” Danny Tipping, CEO of Transistor Films, said. “We are pleased to have a number of active developments underway already and excited to become the newest member of the Sky Studios family of production companies.”

With a remit to produce the documentary and unscripted programming, Transistor Films will bring the content to broadcasters around the world. "The market for unscripted content has never been stronger. With a remit to produce premium factual content for broadcasters around the world, Transistor Films perfectly complements Sky Studios’ existing range of production companies,” Caroline Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Sky Studios, said. “Danny’s eye for new, untold stories and his global network make him ideally placed to lead Transistor Films in this new chapter."

The company, based in London, launches under the new label this week. The team will be expanded with Executive Producer Ned Parker, Series Producer Zoe Hines, and Development Executive Jason Oates joining the company.  Transistor Films is already in active development with various new projects with US & UK broadcasters including projects for Sky’s new factual channels, Sky Crime and Sky Documentaries. The name is inspired by the company’s focus on finding and new stories for an international audience. 

Most recently, Tipping and the team that forms Transistor Films delivered Sky Original documentary series "The Murderer & Me" for Sky Crime, plus two series of the global smash hit series “I Am A Killer” which instantly became a Top 10 series for Netflix upon launch. The first project to deliver under the Transistor Films banner will be a series of 3 x 90’ feature-length documentary specials titled Living With A Serial Killer for US broadcaster Oxygen. 

Alongside Transistor Films, Sky Studios owns or has equity stakes in several production companies in the UK and the US, including Great British Bake Off creator Love Productions, and the premier reality crime producer in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, creator of long-running hit Snapped. Sky Studios has also invested in high-quality factual specialists Blast Films, True North Productions, and Catalina Content; natural history producer True to Nature; drama producers The Lighthouse and Longboat Pictures; and growth businesses Sugar Films, Chrysalis Vision, and Talos Films in the US.

 

 

The Transistor Films team and I couldn’t be more excited to get going this week under our new banner. Building on the success of our recent true-crime series, we’ll be pushing further into documentary and factual entertainment programming over the coming months. We are pleased to have a number of active developments underway already and excited to become the newest member of the Sky Studios family of production companies.” Danny Tipping CEO, Transistor Films