Team

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Foz Allan – Creative Director

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.

 


 

Paul McKenzie – Producer

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.

 

 


 

Emma Yap

Emma Yap – Development Producer

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.

 

 


 

Jonathan Wolfman

Jonathan Wolfman – Head of Children’s and YA Development

Prior to joining Bryncoed Productions ltd, Jonathan had recently Produced Katy, a 3-part BAFTA nominated drama for CBBC where he was heavily involved with some of their key brands: Script executive on Worst Witch series 2, Producer of series 3, 4 and 5 of the multi-award winning Wolfblood; original development exec on Hetty Feather; script editor on series 1 and 2 of Wolfblood, series 1 of the BAFTA award winning series The Dumping Ground and all three series of Tracy Beaker Returns. He was also executive script editor on the 52 part animation series Pet Squad and series 2 of Scoop. Before working for CBBC in-house productions, he was story editor on the 52 part animation series, Bunny Maloney, for Moonscoop and France 2 and spent a number of years working as a development producer for Talent Television across a wide range of genres and formats including My Phone Genie for CITV, as well as devising the reality game show Best of Friends (96 episodes) made for CBBC.

 

 


 

Philip Shelley

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.

 


 

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker – Office Manager

Office Manager Sarah graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in Film Studies, before gaining experience at Mile End Films as a Video Editor. She then moved back to Kent and acquired office experience in Customer Services and as an Office Manager for online retailers. She has joined the team to provide administrative support in this exciting period.

Bryncoed develop smart, accessible, prime-time and children's drama with an emphasis on returning series for major broadcasters
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