DLT Entertainment

DLT Entertainment extends investment in talent management

Monster Court and Go 8 Bit producer DLT Entertainment has invested in UK-based talent firm Hannah Layton Management. HLM, which was founded in 2015 and focuses on comedic writer-performers, is the latest talent management addition for DLT, having previously invested in Gag Reflex, MMB Creative, The Galton Agency, Impatient Productions, The Soho Agency, Blue Book Artist Management and Andrew […]

DLT Entertainment buys into Mark Watson and Lianne Coop’s Impatient Productions

UK-and-US-based production and distribution company DLT Entertainment has invested in Impatient Productions, the indie prodco founded by British comedian Mark Watson and former BBC producer Lianne Coop. In addition to owning a stake in Impatient, the investment has seen DLT president Donald Taffner Jr gain a seat on the board. The deal marks a further […]

DLT Entertainment invests in BBC alum’s talent agency

Producer and distributor DLT Entertainment is to make a “significant investment” in UK comedy agency Andrew Roach Talent (ART) and will work with the company on new scripted and unscripted shows. DLT, which has been behind BBC sitcom My Family (pictured) and Dara O’Briain-fronted gameshow Go 8 Bit for Dave, will work with the agency […]

DLT Entertainment acquires indie prodco Vera

DLT Entertainment has acquired independent production company Vera Productions. The deal will see Vera MD Geoff Atkinson remain as CEO and report to DLT president Donald Taffner Jr. (pictured). Through the deal Vera will operate as a separate company under the DLT banner, but it is now wholly owned by DLT. DLT will inherit Vera’s […]

Former Ovation exec Slava joins DLT

Kris Slava has been appointed senior sales consultant at DLT Entertainment and will help the producer and distributor shop its content into the US. Based in New York, Slava (pictured) is tasked with driving sales of DLT’s slate of finished shows to cable channels and digital services, and into syndication. The DLT slate includes comedies My […]

DLT hires ex-Twofour, BBC execs

Transatlantic producer DLT Entertainment has hired former BBC comedy and Twofour Group producers to join its development team on a part-time basis. Darren Smith was most recently the Twofour’s head of entertainment, while Jack Cheshire was head of new comedy at the BBC. The pair will be charged with driving My Family prodco DLT’s comedy […]

DLT Entertainment cuts Robyn Nash reality deal

Indie producer DLT Entertainment has agreed a development deal with reality TV producer Robyn Nash. DLT and Nash’s LA-based Robyn Nash Productions will co-develop shows for the US and UK TV markets and adapt formats for both territories. “In addition to working with Robin to help create new programs for The United States, we hope […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]

MIPTV News: DLT/Raydar Rights preps first slate

Alison Rayson and Don Taffner Jr.’s fledgling distributor is heading to MIPTV with a slate spanning drama, gameshows and kids programming. Indie distributor DLT/Raydar Rights was created last year through the merger of the sales arm of Taffner Jr.’s DLT Entertainment and former Target executive Rayson’s Raydar Media. Its first full slate will be unveiled […]

DLT Entertainment hires US sales boss

DLT Entertainment has hired Greg Rocco as its US director of sales. Rocco will be responsible for finished program sales to cable channels and PBS stations in the US for the producer and distributor. He joins from Katz Media Group. Rocco will be based in New York and report to DLT’s president Don Taffner Jr. […]