The Hot House – the creative incubator set up earlier this year by former ITV exec Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle – has teamed with Malcolm Clark to launch new independent production company Seriously TV, TVWise has learned.
Seriously TV will have a focus on “big” specialist factual shows and formats aimed at the global market. The indie will be based in Glasgow, with Malcolm Clark splitting time between there and London, where The Hot House is based.
“There’s never been a greater hunger for shows with big ambition and serious content”, said Clark. “From epic history to in-depth shows on science, the shows you’ll see come out of Seriously TV will be informative and enjoyable, but with a serious idea at the heart of all of them.”
Malcolm Clark has enjoyed a long career in television and has worked on a raft of award-winning shows, such as Deals, Wheels and Steals, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, Classic Car Rescue and How to Build a Volcano. Prior to launching Seriously TV, he served in a number of executive roles including Head of Specialist Factual for Mentorn Media and Head of Development for Attaboy.
Seriously TV becomes the third independent production company to operate under the umbrella of The Hot House. It joins Thinking Violets, the indie created by Blumenfeld and headed up by Fernando de Jesus which was in operation before the launch of Hot House; and Kerfuffle TV, which was launched earlier this year and is headed up by former Channel 4 and Whizz Kid exec Steven D. Wright.
“Malcolm is a visionary programme maker who broadcasters trust to deliver”, said The Hot House co-founder Remy Blumenfeld. “We are committed to giving him the support and creative freedom that he will need to develop new ideas.” Blumenfeld’s partner Justin Bodle added that they “can’t wait to see what he develops next.”