Argonon has backed the launch of two new indies, Bandicoot and Barefaced TV.

Barefaced TV – which will create Factual Entertainment and Features formats for UK and international broadcasters – is headed up by Rosie Bray and Lucy Golding.

Barefaced TV’s Golding and Bray met working on BBC Three’s Snog, Marry, Avoid? at Endemol in 2008. Their most recent roles were as joint Heads of Factual Entertainment for NBCUniversal’s development unit, Tellycopter.

Bandicoot is a multi-genre production company, founded By Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton.

Prior to starting Bandicoot,  McLean was Executive Vice President and Head of Non-Scripted for Lime Pictures. He oversaw The Only Way Is Essex and MTV’s Geordie Shore. Nettleton comes from NBCUniversal, where he has spent six years at various labels in the roles of Head of Development and Head of Entertainment.

Both indies are joint ventures with superindie group Argonon, which comprises Leopard (Leopard Drama and Leopard Films), Leopard USA, Remedy Productions, Remedy Canada, Transparent Television, BriteSpark Films, Windfall Films and Blacklisted Films.

Staff Reporter

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