A bit about us

Brian Klein

Chief Executive Officer

Brian is an award-winning producer and director, with over 30 years’ experience in television. His many television credits include, directing every episode of the Jeremy Clarkson iteration of Top Gear (never missing an episode since 2002, even when he had man-flu!), directing all of the non-studio films and features for Sky One’s number one show, League of Their Own and most recently every episode of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour in 4K.

Brian’s eye and his passion is in the detail. It begins way before he calls “action”. Brian’s legendary planning and choreography ensures every corner, every pyro, every drum beat, every reverse crunch and every carrot into Jamie’s sauce pot has been considered and planned for. The results are beautiful films.

Michael Levine

Creative Director

Michael is a writer, creator and innovator with over 20 years working experience in television, film and commercial content production. After a number of years in brand management at Procter and Gamble, Michael moved into film and television working for PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, then Universal Pictures in acquisitions and production. Alongside his media career, Michael began comedy gag writing for amongst others Sacha Baron Cohen’s early Ali G material for Channel 4. Michael’s writing migrated to comedy drama and then finally to straight drama. He was commissioned to write an original screenplay, PUTNEY HIGH for Branagh’s Renaissance Films and then commissioned by the BBC for one of their eight EVENING PLAYS before becoming a staff writer on BBC dramas including: EASTENDERS, HOLBY, DOCTORS and CASUALTY where Michael served as a core-writer for two years.

Michael splits his time writing scripted television programmes and creating programming content ideas across a broad spectrum of genre and media. 

Ian Brown

Producer

Ian Brown is a former journalist with a huge wealth of experience in television across entertainment, comedy and factual, as a Writer Producer.  Ian’s multi-award winning career include Top Gear, The South Bank Show, This Is Your Life special films for Comic Relief and Sport Relief and creating the award-winning animation comedy The Bruvs.

In his career, he has written or produced for the likes of Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Sharon Stone, Martin Scorsese, Pierce Brosnan, Charlton Heston, Jamie Oliver, The Simpsons, Richard Harris, Gordon Ramsay, Bruce Forsyth, Simon Cowell, Ant and Dec, Robbie Williams, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Bob Monkhouse, Johnny Vegas, George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Johnny Wilkinson, Jonah Lomu, Arsene Wenger, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, George Michael, Ross Kemp, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson, Youtubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee and many more.

He has overseen studio and location shoots across Europe, the USA and Australia. He is a regular TV and media pundit for BBC radio.    

Liz Campbell

Head of Production

Liz Campbell is one of the UK’s most experienced Head of Production. In a television career spanning over 25 years, Liz has worked across every area of production, on huge shows such as Top Gear where she was Script Supervisor for over 150 shows, and more recently every episode of Amazon’s The Grand Tour. Liz has run productions for Micky Flanagan, Joe Lycett, Frankie Boyle, Rhod Gilbert and Jimmy Carr.

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