Jimmy Humphrey (UK)
Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions
TCB Media Rights

Jimmy has worked in international distribution for over 12 years, with experience in acquisitions & sales across a range of companies from FremantleMedia, Banijay International & Passion Distribution.

In his current role, Jimmy manages the overall acquisition process for TCB Media Rights, identifying, sourcing and evaluating factual programming to acquire and licence around the world. He works closely with broadcasters and producers alike to raise deficit finance and attach co-production and pre-sale partners.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Specialist & popular factual, either returnable series or premium single or feature documentaries. Fairly broad in terms of genre, but don’t represent kids or sport programming.

FORMAT: Series, Single/One-off, Feature, 52’/60’

NUMBER OF SLOTS/HOURS: Acquiring/commissioning around 500 hours a year.

SUCCESSES/COMMISSIONS: How Did They Build That? (8×60′), How I Created A Cult (3×60′), Lords of the Ocean (13×60′), Borderforce USA: The Bridges (20×60′), Abandoned Engineering (66×60′), Underground Worlds (10×60′)

BEST WAY TO PITCH?: Happy with brief treatment, or tape, or whatever materials are available.