Executive Producer Foz Allan leads the company. He is an experienced drama producer with particular experience in creating and running return series. He has a thorough understanding of the UK drama production and commissioning process, together with strong editorial skills and talent relationships.
He has significant experience in overseas and post production. Recently he has delivered Sky Atlantic’s hit show, RIVIERA, as series producer and led the production process for JEKYLL AND HYDE, ITV’s sumptuous and monstrous adaptation set in the 1930’s by Charlie Higson.
For the BBC he co-created ROBIN HOOD with Dominic Minghella for BBC1 which became one of BBC Worldwide’ s bestselling dramas. Also for the BBC in Wales he created BELONGING, which ran for 10 series. It was nominated, and won, many BAFTA Cymru awards, including Best Drama for Series 1.
He has extensive experience in Children’s Drama being the originating producer for WOLFBLOOD (CBBC/ZDF), THE DUMPING GROUND, HETTY FEATHER and HARRIET’S ARMY, all of which have generated BAFTA Nominations and Awards.
Producer Paul McKenzie is a former Head of Development at Disney. Paul recently produced BBC2’s ground breaking BOY MEETS GIRL. He began his career as a writer on C4’s Desmond’s before going on to set up and produce a string of successfully long running series for CCBC – Hetty Feather, Dani’s House, Dani’s Castle, Sadie J, My Almost Famous Family, and Kerching. He is the series producer for NYELA’S DREAM.
Development Producer Emma Yap graduated from the University of Cambridge in Economics before working in investment banking and biotechnology. She joined the media industry in 2013 after being accepted as a writer on the Royal Court Theatre’s Unheard Voices scheme. She has worked in International Sales at Bankside Films and Global Acquisitions at NBC Universal, as well as producing award-winning feature film, MAKING IT, which premiered at the East End International Film Festival. She is Co-Founder of Female Film Leaders, an organisation dedicated to inspiring the next generation of female executives in Film and TV.
Assistant Georgia Foster spent her childhood years training at the Italia Conti school of Performing Arts. She has been involved with the arts department of the BBC, featuring in a documentary on BBC1. On finishing, she acted in various small television roles and productions before breaking away to travel around Asia. On her return, she embarked on a totally different career in finance, working for banks and companies throughout London. After taking a break from her desk to have her two children, she was drawn back to her duties as a pa, whilst also assisting a major casting director to keep her hand in with her true passion that is drama.
Philip Shelley – Script Consultant
Philip has worked for many different companies including the BBC, Granada TV, Thames TV, the First Film Foundation, Channel 4 Film, Paramount Pictures and Paines Plough Theatre Company before working as a development script editor, at Granada TV Drama, and then at LWT Drama. He then went on to work as a production script-editor on MEDICS (Granada \ ITV), STAYING ALIVE (LWT \ ITV) and THE KNOCK (Bronson Knight Productions \ LWT \ ITV). He spent 7 years at Carlton TV Drama, as Head of Development, then as Producer. At Carlton he was script editor on the last two INSPECTOR MORSE films, KAVANAGH QC, ANYBODY’S NIGHTMARE, THE WAITING TIME, NOAH’S ARK and many other shows. At Carlton he produced FIRST SIGN OF MADNESS II ( a series of 4 x 30′ monologues by new writers, starring Pam Ferris, James Bolam, Emma Chambers and Martin Hancock) which won awards at the New York Film & TV Festival, Worldfest Houston and the Columbus International Film & Video Festival; MARGERY & GLADYS, a 2 hour film for ITV, written by John Flanagan & Andy McCulloch, directed by Geoffrey Sax; and MAKING WAVES, a 6 x 1 hour series for ITV, about life in the contemporary Royal Navy. He went on to script edit A GOOD MURDER (Sally Head Productions \ ITV) and the last two series of WAKING THE DEAD (BBC TV).
For 5 years he ran the CARLTON screenwriting course, an initiative to discover and nurture writers new to TV drama. He is now in the seventh year of running the CHANNEL 4 screenwriting course, an initiative to identify and work with 12 writers new to television and to introduce them to Channel 4 drama. The course lasts for 6 months each year; Writers from this course have gone onto success in the industry, working on Channel 4 shows such as COMING UP, SHAMELESS, BANANA, INDIAN SUMMERS and YOUNGERS – as well developing their own original projects with Channel 4 and other Broadcasters.
Angus Towler – Script editor on Nyela’s Dream
Over the last twenty five years Angus has script edited a broad spectrum of television drama, from continuing serials and returning series to self-contained mini-series and single films.
Screen credits include Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Wolfblood, The Dumping Ground, The Day Of The Triffids, Casualty, Midsomer Murders and 2008’s BAFTA-award winning episode of Holby City, ‘Present Imperfect’ by Joe Ainsworth. He’s also worked in development for BBC Drama Series, Power Television, Bentley Productions and the BBC Writers’ Room (running a scheme for new BAME writers).