• Pact Member Interview: Emily & Tom Dalton, Factual Fiction

    As the industry tries to ride out the COVID crisis, we ask Pact members some serious – and some not so serious – questions about their approach to their work and productions. This week we hear from the Yorkshire-based team behind Factual Fiction, which launched in May 2020...

    05/05/2021

  • Pact Member Interview: Heenan Bhatti, ClockWork Films

    Heenan Bhatti started up Leeds-based ClockWork Films in April last year, during the first Lockdown. He shares with us what he's learnt through lockdown and what's coming up for his indie...

    14/04/2021

  • Pact Member Interview: Marion Edwards, Gutsy Animations

    As the industry tries to ride out the COVID crisis, we ask Pact members some serious – and some not so serious – questions about their approach to their work and productions. This week Marion Edwards, MD of Gutsy Animations’ UK studio arm, based in Bristol...

    17/03/2021

  • Pact Member Interview: Jane Kelly, Big Mountain

    Our latest member interview is with Big Mountain Creative Director and Pact Council National Representative for NI, Jane Kelly who shares her views about the on-going challenges ahead for indies and the TV programmes that have helped her through lockdown...

    03/03/2021

  • Pact Member Interview: Nicky Bentham, Neon Films

    As the industry tries to ride out the COVID crisis, we ask Pact members some serious – and some not so serious – questions about their approach to their work and productions. This week: Nicky Bentham, founder and producer at London based Neon Films and Pact Council member...

    03/02/2021

  • Pact Member Interview: Faraz Osman, Gold Wala

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? This week we hear from Faraz Osman, Managing Director and Head of Creative at Gold Wala, the company he founded in 2018 to work on innovate formats that break the mould for broadcasters, brands and content platforms...

    18/11/2020

  • Pact Member interview: Angela Ferreira, MD of Douglas Road Productions

    For Black History Month we asked Douglas Road Productions’ Managing Director, Angela Ferreira to take a trip back through time to share her story of getting into the industry, the productions she's proudest of, and what she’s learnt along the way…

    28/10/2020

  • Pact Member Interview: Derren Lawford, Creative Director of Woodcut Media

    For Black History Month we asked Woodcut Media’s Creative Director Derren Lawford to take a trip back through time to reflect on his early connections with TV and his career to date in the industry...

    14/10/2020

  • Pact Member Interview: Miles Jarvis, Phoenix Television

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections on where the industry might go from here. This week: Miles Jarvis, Exec Producer and MD of Phoenix Television...

    23/09/2020

  • Pact Member Interview: Naysun Alae-Carew, Blazing Griffin

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections on where the industry might go from here. This week: Naysun Alae-Carew, MD of Blazing Griffin...

    16/09/2020

  • Pact Member Interview: Sohail Shah, King of Sunshine Productions

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections on where the industry might go from here. This week, we hear from King of Sunshine Productions MD, Sohail Shah...

    09/09/2020

  • Pact Member Interview: Paula Vaccaro, Pinball London

    We caught up with producer and writer Paula Vaccaro, whose film Listen is screening in Venice this week, to discuss co-productions, community, and the challenges facing UK-based film producers in the post-Brexit landscape...

    02/09/2020

  • Pact member interview: Nick Betts, The Lighthouse

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? This week we hear from industry veteran Nick Betts, who recently co-founded and launched The Lighthouse...

    26/08/2020

  • Pact member interview: William Skidmore, Alleycats Films

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? This week we hear from William Skidmore, Business Affairs Manager at Derry based indie, Alleycats Films...

    12/08/2020

  • Pact Pride: Alex Jones – Managing Director, Red Planet Pictures

    To coincide with Pride Inside – an online festival of events and activities celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – we decided to ask some of our LGBTQ+ members to reflect on how the TV industry is doing on LGBTQ+ inclusion, let us know what’s happening within their own indies, and to offer their top queer picks for some lockdown viewing…

    10/07/2020

  • Pact Pride: Kate Brooks – Series Producer (Emmerdale), ITV Studios

    To coincide with Pride Inside – an online festival of events and activities celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – we decided to ask some of our LGBTQ+ members to reflect on how the TV industry is doing on LGBTQ+ inclusion, let us know what’s happening within their own indies, and to offer their top queer picks for some lockdown viewing…

    09/07/2020

  • Pact member interview: Norma Wisnevitz, True North

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections on where the industry might go from here. This week, we hear from True North's COO, Norma Wisnevitz...

    08/07/2020

  • Pact Pride: Basi Akpabio – Creative Director, Agatha Christie Ltd

    To coincide with Pride Inside – an online festival of events and activities celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – we decided to ask some of our LGBTQ+ members to reflect on how the TV industry is doing on LGBTQ+ inclusion, let us know what’s happening within their own indies, and to offer their top queer picks for some lockdown viewing…

    08/07/2020

  • Pact Pride: Sara Geater – COO, All3Media

    To coincide with Pride Inside – an online festival of events and activities celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – we decided to ask some of our LGBTQ+ members to reflect on how the TV industry is doing on LGBTQ+ inclusion, let us know what’s happening within their own indies, and to offer their top queer picks for some lockdown viewing…

    07/07/2020

  • Pact Pride: James Burstall – CEO, Argonon

    To coincide with Pride Inside – an online festival of events and activities celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – we decided to ask some of our LGBTQ+ members to reflect on how the TV industry is doing on LGBTQ+ inclusion, let us know what’s happening within their own indies, and to offer their top queer picks for some lockdown viewing…

    06/07/2020

  • Providing opportunities for people with disabilities on the set of The A Word

    Fifty Fathoms Executive Producer Marcus Wilson shares some of his key learnings from setting up and running a training scheme for people with disabilities on the third series of the BBC One drama...

    17/06/2020

  • Pact Member Interviews: Emma-Rosa Dias, Afro-Mic Productions

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections. This week, Emma-Rosa Dias, MD of Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions...

    16/06/2020

  • Pact member interviews: Helen Howells, Hoho Entertainment

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but how are Pact members adapting? We’ve asked them to share their lockdown lessons and reflections on where the industry might go from here. This week, Helen Howells of Hoho Entertainment...

    02/06/2020

  • Pact member interview: Kate McLaughlin, We Got POP

    We Got POP has been on a mission to drive a smarter, fairer future for entertainment by building technology to digitise, connect and open the industry. Pact caught up with the company's founder and CEO to find out how she’s managed the company’s rapid expansion, and what lessons she’s learnt whilst pulling the production sector into the 21st century...

    25/03/2020

  • The Person Behind the Producer: Jonathan Stadlen

    In the latest edition of our member interview series, we hear from the Knickerbockerglory founder and MD about overcoming the fear of failure, how washing machines relate to pitching to the BBC, and his expensive cheese straws habit...

    09/10/2019

  • The Person Behind the Producer: Kieran Doherty

    'Every time I’ve felt even vaguely successful it’s felt very much like a stomach ulcer'... In the latest edition of our interview series we hear from Kieran Doherty, Co-Founder and Joint MD of Belfast-based Stellify Media and Pact Rep for Northern Ireland...

    27/08/2019

  • The Person Behind the Producer: Josh Wilson

    In the latest edition of our interview series in which we ask Pact members some deep - and some not so deep - questions about their personal and professional lives, we hear from the Wilson Worldwide Productions Founder and Managing Director...

    14/08/2019

  • The Person Behind the Producer: Julie Baines, Dan Films

    In the first of a new series of interviews with Pact members, in which we ask some deep - and some not so deep - questions about their personal and professional lives to find out what maketh the producer, we hear from Julie Baines, founder of Dan Films... and boxing enthusiast!

    31/07/2019

  • Force of nature: the unstoppable Hurricane Films

    Pact caught up with Solon Papadopoulos, Co-Founder of Hurricane Films, to find out how the Liverpool-based production company has been bringing compelling stories to both the big and small screen for over a decade...

    09/10/2018

  • Inside Story - Lime Pictures' Peter Hunt on casting one of the most socially diverse shows on British TV

    Within his role, Peter oversees the casting needs for all of Lime Pictures’ drama and children’s output. On Hollyoaks specifically, Peter and his team were keen to change the show to make it ‘more vibrant, diverse and reflective of modern Britain’...

    15/08/2017

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