Whisper Films partners with East Media
Whisper Films, the sports and live event tv production specialist, today announces a partnership with East Media, an established production company specialising in unscripted entertainment formats for TV and digital platforms.
Formed by BAFTA-winning producer and format creator Nathan Eastwood, East Media currently produces Mission Ignition for Channel 4, with Howard Donald and Dario Franchitti. It has also worked with Red Bull and EA Sports.
East Media has partnered with Whisper to draw on its growing infrastructure in order to further develop and expand. It’s keen to identify untapped entertainment opportunities around the wide spectrum of live events, sporting series and documentaries within Whisper’s current portfolio.
“I have been really impressed with Whisper,” said Managing Director Nathan Eastwood. “It’s an exciting company, expertly led by Sunil Patel, which is expanding at a vast rate within a contracting industry. They have clearly defined their space within sport, especially women’s sport and The Paralympics, which are growing markets. We have co-produced a film showcasing England International Ben Stokes ahead of the Cricket World Cup and I’m looking forward to generating similar opportunities as we move forwards.”
For Whisper, the partnership marks the second significant investment by the story-telling specialists in a matter of weeks. Following the announcement of a partnership with Chapter 3 Graphics earlier this month, Whisper Films is continuing to develop and strengthen its organisational structure.
Whisper Films CEO Sunil Patel said: “Nathan has over 20 years’ industry experience and a proven track record of delivering genre-defining television. He and his colleagues at East Media know how to bring the right talent together to create memorable entertainment and also how to roll out content into multiple countries across the world. Partnering with East Media strengthens our offering and adds a greater depth to the Whisper Films structure.”
Whisper Films was established in 2010 by CEO Sunil Patel, Jake Humphrey and David Coulthard. This year, it received a raft of award nominations, including two for Best Sports Programme at the Broadcast Awards, for its Channel 4 F1 coverage and the BBC NFL Show. Whisper’s current sports and live events portfolio includes Formula 1, Rugby World Cup, Women’s Six Nations, SailGP, W Series, Women’s Super League and The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.