Great Scott Media

Banijay hires Great Scott co-founder Leon Wilson to lead Shine TV & Zeppotron

Former Talkback and Thames MD Leon Wilson has landed the top job at Banijay’s UK prodcos Shine and Zeppotron. Wilson, who also co-founded All3Media-backed Great Scott Media, is replacing outgoing Shine MD John Swain, who is stepping down having joined from BBC Studios in 2021. Former Fremantle exec Wilson, who was MD of the group’s […]

Ant & Dec’s Mitre Studios hires Talkback & BBC alum Ed Sleeman as managing director

Mitre Studios, the UK production company run by TV personalities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, have appointed Great Scott Media co-founder and Talkback and BBC alum Ed Sleeman to the position of managing director. Sleeman will lead the team and drive content opportunities across multiple platforms and genres. Reporting directly to the board, he will […]

Netflix preps UK reality show & orders true crime docuseries

Netflix has ordered three new UK-produced reality and entertainment series, along with a true crime docuseries. Unveiled at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday, the new UK shows include Snowflake Mountain, a reality series which takes a bunch of “clueless kidults” who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at […]

All3’s Great Scott hires South Shore & Studio Ramsay alums

All3Media-backed Great Scott Media has hired two execs to lead its production and development teams, with Susie Hall stepping down from her role.   Nadia Afiari becomes head of production while Sonia Sohal has been named head of development at Great Scott. The firm was launched last year by Leon Wilson, former MD of Talkback […]