All3Media Buys ‘Our Planet’ Natural History Producer Silverback Films

Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films.

Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill (pictured, left) and Keith Scholey (right), Silverback Films creates wildlife content for film and TV, with recent credits including the documentary “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet”, which had a worldwide theatrical release at the end of September before launching on Netflix.

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media, said: “The talent is world class and Silverback is at the very top of its game at a time when the relevance of landmark natural history programming has never been greater. Silverback’s films are stunning – showing us the diversity of the natural world and through their fantastic storytelling and ingenious mastery of technique and technology, they capture breathtaking moments on camera and take us to places we have never seen before and continue to teach us about the world’s natural environments, and how vital it is to preserve them.”

Alastair Fothergill, joint founder and CEO of Silverback Films, added: “We have found a partner that shares our creative ambition to make the highest quality programming. Key to this is our shared focus on attracting and retaining the best talent long into the future. We are very excited by all the new opportunities now open to Silverback within the All3Media family and Keith and I are looking forward to leading the company through the next chapter of its development.”

Silverback was advised by Tom Manwaring of Helion Partners on the transaction.

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