Thinkfactory Media Shopping Mars Exploration Reality Series

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 11:24am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

20140211101745-FMARS_crew_snowThere is a second reality series project devoted to chronicling a mission to the Red Planet. Leslie Greif’s Thinkfactory Media (Hatfields & McCoys, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels) has partnered with The Mars Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the … Read More »

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Thinkfactory Media Ups Trio In Post-Sale Exec Re-Organization

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 12:01pm PDT

Following its June sale to Britain’s ITV, Thinkfactory Media has reshuffled its exec ranks. Founder and CEO Leslie Greif has promoted 12-year company veteran Joanne Rubino to SVP of production, continuing to oversee all Thinkfactory production and additionally handling … Read More »

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Adam Reed Named EVP At ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Producer Thinkfactory Media

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 6:09pm PDT

Thinkfactory Media, which was acquired by Britain’s ITV in June, has promoted longtime exec Adam Reed to EVP. Reed started working with Thinkfactory founder and CEO Leslie Greif in 2004. Among his credits are … Read More »

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ITV Pays $30M For Controlling Stake In ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Producer Thinkfactory Media

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 12:43am PDT

In yet another U.S. acquisition, Britain’s ITV is taking a controlling stake in reality, entertainment and drama producer Thinkfactory Media. Among the company’s credits are the award-winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. ITV will pay $30M for a 65% share of the company with a put and call option to buy the remaining 35%. The option could be exercised from between 3 years after the initial deal and at the end of year 5 with the total amount paid linked to the performance of the company over that period. Late last year, ITV acquired a controlling interest in Duck Dynasty producer Gurney Productions and in May it took a slice of Cake Boss maker High Noon Entertainment. Other recent acquisitions include UK production company The Garden. The takeovers are part of ITV’s five-year Transformation Plan.

LA-based Thinkfactory was founded in 1992 by Leslie Greif. Its portfolio includes R&B Divas, Preachers’ Daughters, Marriage Bootcamp and The Hook-Up as well as new drama series Texas Rangers for the History Channel. Read More »

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