Rogan Productions, the indie behind Channel 4’s The Gun Shop, has hired Jonathan Taylor as Executive Producer.

He joins immediately and will oversee a development slate and a number of commissions in production. 

Taylor’s work has been nominated for BAFTA, RTS and Grierson awards with films including Protecting our Parents (BBC Two), American Justice (BBC Two) and Great Ormond Street (BBC Two). He is currently Executive Producing Start Up Libya (w/t) for BBC World News, with a number of other projects in pre-production, both for himself and others to direct. 

Rogan Productions was established in 2013 by husband and wife team James (Creative Director) and Soleta Rogan (Managing Director). James Rogan is an award-winning producer, writer and director who co-directed (with Roger Graef) the documentary Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, and has directed two of BBC Two’s highest rating series – Life in the Freezer Cabinet and A Very British Airline. He has directed three feature documentaries for BBC Storyville: Amnesty! When They Are All Free, The Trouble with Pirates and Blog Wars. Soleta Rogan set up Rogan Productions having previously worked in the retail sales and marketing industry. 

Rogan Productions’ recent work includes The Confession (BBC Storyville/BFI), The Gun Shop (Cutting Edge, Channel 4), The Refugee Diaries (BBC Three) and the Panorama Special: Life at 100 (BBC One).  James Rogan has just finished making landmark BBC One series Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation, with Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees’ On the Corner Films, in association with Rogan Productions, exploring the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

On Jonathan Taylor’s appointment, Soleta Rogan said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the team. You only have to look at his track record of producing some of the finest documentaries of recent times such as Protecting our Parents and Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to see what he will bring to the team, and we look forward to continuing what has been a fantastic 12 months for the company with Jonathan on board.”

Jonathan Taylor said: “James, Soleta and the Rogan Productions team have quickly established a reputation for excellent work told in innovative ways. I’m delighted to join the team and look forward to bringing fascinating stories to the screen.”

Jon Creamer

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