Nerd TV

Barcroft hires Nerd TV creative director

Factual producer Barcroft Studios has hired one of the co-founders of fellow UK prodco Nerd TV as its creative director and promoted two of its senior execs. John Farrar will oversee the output of both the production and development teams at Barcroft, as well as focusing on securing long-form commissions for the company. He reports […]

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 […]

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 […]