Brown Bob Productions

Brown Bob hires BBC Studios alum Samantha Rosie to head up Welsh office

UK factual indie Brown Bob Productions has appointed Samantha Rosie as creative director, to head up their Cardiff base, Brown Bob Cymru. Rosie previously served as the Wales executive producer for BBC Studios and was part of the team that created a new factual entertainment department. More recently she’s worked with a number of Welsh […]

Brown Bob hires ITN exec to head production

UK factual indie Brown Bob Productions has appointed Daniel Bankover as head of production. He will take over responsibility for day to day production from Nicki Gottlieb and joins the company’s senior management team where he will work closely with Gottlieb, joint co-founder and CEO Jacqueline Hewer and Rob Dersley who was recently promoted from […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

‘Inside The Ambulance’ prodco Brown Bob expands with new US office

UK-based Brown Bob Productions has launched its first US office and appointed a former NBCUniversal producer to expand its operations. Brown Bob US aims “to replicate Brown Bob Productions’ UK success in creating high volume, cost-effective and returnable factual series for US audiences.” Gillian Hourihan has been appointed as development producer at the new US […]

Realscreen: Cineflix Rights scoops Windfall, Brown Bob titles

Cineflix Rights has acquired a slate of factual programmes from Windfall Films and Brown Bob Productions. The distributor has bought Brown Bob’s Inside the Operating Theatre (20 x 60 minutes, UKTV), which offers exclusive insight into four busy operating theatres at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk, UK. The series follows the team of surgeons and theatre staff […]

UKTV extends ‘Inside’ franchise with Brown Bob

UKTV has commissioned Brown Bob Productions for 20-part fixed rig series Inside The Operating Theatre. The show is the latest installment in the producer’s Inside The… franchise, which includes Inside The Ambulance and Inside The Vets. It is to air on UKTV’s W channel, and focuses on the day surgery unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

DRG secures first-look deal with Brown Bob

The prodco of ex-Leopard Films execs Jacqueline Hewer and Nicki Gottlieb has signed a first-look deal with UK-based distributor DRG. The deal ties factual- and factual entertainment-focused Brown Bob Productions with the MTG-owned sales house for two years. DRG takes distribution rights on Brown Bob shows going forwards. This comes after DRG secured similar rep […]

Leopard moves to replace production chief after exits

Argonon-owned UK prodco Leopard Films has upped Bhupinder Kohli to head of production after Nicki Gottlieb left to start her own indie. Gottlieb and Leopard head of development Jacqueline Hewer have left the London-based producer-distributor to launch Brown Bob Productions, a new factual entertainment venture. An Argonon spokeswoman told TBI Kohli had subsequently been upped to […]