Nest Productions has opened a new office in Scotland. The Scottish office will be headed up by Nest co-founder Derek Drennan, who has moved back to hometown Glasgow to set it up.

Nest Production’s head office is in London, with hubs in the Northwest, Northeast and South of England.

Founded by veteran factual entertainment producers Derek Drennan (Made in Chelsea, Celebs Go Dating, The World According To Grandpa, TOWIE) ) and Stew Batt (James May’s Toy Stories, Bafta Film Awards, Made in Chelsea, TOWIE), Nest is built on a “unique co-production model which supports small to midsized, new and indie production companies with infrastructure, talent, development and production expertise.”

Nest’s Glasgow office will manage their partnerships and co-productions with Scottish production companies. Nest will also look to attract UK-wide and international production companies to film in Scotland with local support from Nest, whilst tapping into the benefit of local funding.

The news follows Nest’s recent first original commission for Paramount+, Dating Naked UK, hosted by Rylan Clark. It will air later in 2024 on Paramount+ UK as well as MTV’s network of international channels and digital platforms, spanning over 150 Countries.

Derek Drennan, co-founder of Nest Productions, says, “Setting up in my hometown of Glasgow is a momentous step for us and fills us with so much pride. We are joining a dynamic ecosystem where production is thriving, and we are committed to supporting local talent and the sector. Scotland’s creative industry is brilliant and collaborative, and we are looking forward to making and developing content that resonates both locally and globally.”


Jon Creamer

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