Jago Lee

Renegade’s Levi boards Antenna as creative director

Antenna Pictures has appointed former Renegade exec Jonathan Levi as creative director. Operating out of the Blue Ant Media-owned business’s London office, Levi is to build a new development and production slate, expanding Antenna’s remit into more entertainment and fact ent programming. Levi will work closely with Jago Lee, MD of Antenna Pictures. He most […]

Blue Ant UK studio hires Nerd, Lambent execs

Blue Ant Media’s expanding UK studio, Antenna Pictures, has hired development and production chiefs from Nerd TV and Lambent Productions. The addition of Oliver Good and Isabelle Pavitt comes as Antenna secures its first commission, a 1x60mins doc for Channel 4 Education titled Just Not My Type (WT). Good is reuniting with Antenna Pics chief […]

Jago Lee to lead Blue Ant’s London studio

Former Tiger Aspect exec and Nerd founder Jago Lee has joined Canadian producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant, and will head up a new London production base. Lee will be creative director at Antenna Pictures, the UK prodco recently set up by Blue Ant. The company said he has been tasked with building a […]

Nerd production chief exiting

UK prodco Nerd TV has said goodbye to long-serving production chief Elaine Foster, TBI has learned. Foster (pictured) has been with Red Arrow Entertainment-owned Nerd since 2012, and until her departure was head of production. In the role, Foster oversaw production, office management, business affairs and company finance. She counts Tiger Aspect productions, Blink Films […]

Nerd hires Fresh One’s Lee

Red Arrow Entertainment-owned Nerd TV has hired Fresh One Television’s Jeremy Lee. He will be executive producer, and play a key role in the UK factual producer’s development slate. He held the same role at Jamie Oliver prodcos Fresh One, where he developed titles such as Ibris Elba-fronted How Hip Hop Changed the World for […]

Pitching over the pond: a UK perspective on US TV

British producer Nerd TV’s co-founder and managing director Jago Lee on why American-style processes are seeping into UK commissioning Inevitably, as the globalisation of the TV market continues apace, we’re seeing the culture of US commissioning seeping into the UK, and not just in the language of ‘sizzle tapes’ and ‘programming buckets’, which sadly landed […]

UK factual prodco Nerd TV opens LA office, staffs up

UK independent producer Nerd TV is opening an LA production office having recently won several US series and pilot commissions. Nerd said it is developing three pilots for US channels. These come in addition to a commission earlier this year from OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for Dogfellas (WT), a fact-ent series about a mobster […]