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Marmalade Sky TV offers a bespoke approach to sourcing content finance and international distribution solutions, with a dedicated and considered service from an experienced and well-connected TV exec. With access to a variety of buyers in key markets around the world, and relationships with a number of different distribution partners, our aim is to help you get your project into production, source any deficit finance, and maximise the commercial exploitation via international distribution.

Jimmy Humphrey
Founder Jimmy Humphrey has worked in international distribution for nearly 20 years, with experience in senior acquisitions & sales roles across a range of companies from FremantleMedia, Banijay, TCB Media Rights & Passion Distribution.

Having set up Marmalade Sky TV at the end of 2020, Jimmy now works with producers to raise deficit finance, attach pre-sale, co-production & distribution partners, and advise on commercial affairs. He also sources content for platforms & channels, and consults with buyers and content providers on strategy & business development.


Evaluating & assessing projects for international sales potential, and identifying opportunities for scalable success.

Representing projects or slates for international co-pro or direct sales, targeting key buyers around the world, from linear to VOD platforms.

Identifying & negotiating deals with targeted international distribution partners to maximise commercial return for the producers.

Support & commercial advice on development slates, distribution and licensing agreements alongside bespoke marketing opportunities.


From our clients:

"We have been working with Marmalade Sky now for a couple of years and in that time Jimmy has been invaluable. He has helped us with the challenging task of finding the right distributor for each project, using his wide range of experience and incredible contact list to make sure we are getting the best deal with the best partner each time. Jimmy has also done some direct selling further increasing our revenue where full distribution deals are not needed. We have now extended our deal with Marmalade Sky as would now not know what to do without this support!"

Paul DayCOO, Curve Media

"Jimmy helped us navigate a world we did not understand – with skill, and wisdom, and zero fuss."

Matthew WorthyCo-Founder, Stellify Media

"Perpetual Entertainment is a full-service Australian independent production company. We have worked with Jimmy in various guises over many years as have always valued his insight, his energy and his contacts. So much so that we have when the opportunity arose, we brought Jimmy on to work with us directly as our sales and distribution consultant. He has made a huge impact on our business and our ability to remain plugged in to international broadcasters and markets."

Brendan DahillGeneral Manager, Perpetual Entertainment

"We have had a number of projects with Jimmy over the last year or so and he’s been a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, he was instrumental in pitching and selling Julia Bradbury’s Irish Journey to C4. SBS and ITV Global. He’s got a great feel for what broadcasters are looking for, is honest but always positive with his feedback, constantly keeps up to date with a project’s progress and he obviously has the respect of the people to whom we’re selling. It’s great to work with someone who’s so nice on a personal level but a really effective operator."

Sarah SapperMD, Cornelia Street Productions

"Jimmy is a great asset for producers - he acts for us on a number of projects and has a great knack for navigating terrain and finding the best distribution match for shows."

Ben DaviesFounder, Ronde Media

"Jimmy is a super operator, and an incredibly plugged-in executive."

Stephen McQuillanCreative Director, Atomic Television

"Having worked with Jimmy over the years his understanding and connection to the international market has always been hugely valuable. His feedback can help you shape an idea so that it appeals to multiple markets and therefore secures significant funding and distribution. That, coupled with his relationships with UK broadcasters, means that Jimmy is really well placed to help you set up deals and get projects over the line."

Fintan MaguireCEO, High Rock Media


• Jimmy Humphrey nominated by Realscreen for Factual under 40 2024
• Julia Bradbury’s Irish Journey sold to Channel 4 and SBS
• Marmalade Sky TV secures international pre-sales

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