All3Media is partnering with ex Talkback producers Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman in a new production company.
Great Scott Media will focus on entertainment, comedy entertainment, factual entertainment and scripted comedy shows for broadcasters and streaming platforms in the UK and global markets.
The company has several projects in development alongside already securing a series commission for a major UK broadcaster. Great Scott Media’s formats and shows will be distributed internationally by All3Media International.
Prior to setting up Great Scott Media, Leon Wilson was Managing Director of Talkback Thames and Ed Sleeman was Managing Director of Talkback. Together they developed and executive produced shows including Celebrity Juice, Harry’s Heroes, Your Face or Mine, Through The Keyhole, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, The Luke McQueen Pilots and The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. They most recently developed and executive produced a new series for a global streaming service due to launch later this year.
The company has also hired Susie Hall as Head of Development. Hall joins from Hungry Bear Media where she held a senior position within its development and production teams. She has held senior roles for production companies, including Talkback and 12 Yard Productions creating ideas for all the UK’s major broadcasters.
Ed Sleeman and Leon Wilson, joint Managing Directors of Great Scott Media said: “Partnering with All3Media gives us the backing and scale to match our ambition to create and deliver innovative, returnable and scalable formats for British and global markets, including streaming platforms where we see huge new potential for entertainment and scripted comedy shows. We want the very best creative talent to find a home at Great Scott and so we are thrilled to have Susie join us and will be announcing further creative hires shortly.”
Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Ed and Leon. They are really talented and have a fantastic track record of developing and growing successful formats which have become hugely popular, long-running, international hits.”
Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman were advised by Tom Manwaring of Helion Partners.
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