Meet The Team
Meet The Team

Fiona Freed

Head of Production

Fiona joined Tiger in June 2014 from The Garden where she worked hands-on, and also oversaw the production slate, commercial, and distribution as Head of Production.

Having worked both broadcast-side, and having run and founded indies, Fiona’s unique experience covers all aspects of running creative businesses, across a broad range of factual disciplines and formats; from fixed-rig to features, to obs-docs and factual drama. Her extensive credits include Channel 4’s Bedlam, winning a BAFTA.

She started her career in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather, switching to independent documentary production. She honed her skills in landmark international co-productions as a Line Producer, until she was approached by The Discovery Channel, to establish and head, a sizeable, new UK Production arm – overseeing all original UK output for the US and UK.

Fiona is passionate about the factual slate at Tiger, responsible for both business development of programming and production.

Larry Walford

Development Executive Producer

Larry joined Tiger Aspect in 2013 as Series Producer on the popular series Restoration Man with George Clarke (Channel 4), and now is across development programming for Tiger Factual, recently winning a landmark HMRC access commission for the ‘Meet the Taxman’ series (Channel 4) – (TX – TBC).  He is also currently Executive Producer for the new BBC series, Ill Gotten Gains.

Larry’s other credits include: Ross Kemp’s Britain for SKY ONE, Executive Producer for Channel 4’s The Real Pink Panther and Twitcher’s; A Very British Obsession for the BBC.

He originally trained as an editor then transferred his passion for filmmaking into directing and producing, before setting up his own successful production company Form Films.

Larry has also won an RTS for his BBC series The Boats That Built Britain.

Charlie Bennett

Production Manager

Rosie Patchett

Jnr Production Manager

Catherine Ozorio

Production Assistant & Researcher

Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

Managing Director

In her role as Managing Director Sophie is responsible for overseeing the creative and strategic direction of the company. She became Managing Director in September 2012.

Sophie joined Tiger Aspect as Head of Comedy in November 2005 with responsibility for overseeing the company’s comedy activity; developing original programming as well as executive producing across all comedy productions.  As Managing Director, Sophie continues to executive produce series as well as developing and overseeing many other comedy programmes. .

Her most recent credits at Tiger Aspect are Benidorm (ITV1), Mount Pleasant (SKY Living), Bad Sugar (Channel 4), The Spa (SKY Living), Grandma’s House (BBC Two), Harry & Paul (BBC Two), Psychobitches (SKY Arts) and Little Crackers (SKY 1). 

Sophie previously spent six years at the BBC where she became Head of Comedy in 2002. During that time she developed and executive produced series across all channels including My Family, Coupling, The Smoking Room, Help and My Life in Film.      

She formerly worked as a freelance producer for Talkback where she produced Murder Most Horrid and Smith and Jones, and at Tiger Aspect where she produced Harry Enfield & Chums and Blackadder Back and Forth.

Helen Wright

Chief Operating Officer

Helen joined Tiger Aspect in November 2007 as the Chief Group Accountant and was promoted to Head of Finance in January 2012 where she is responsible for Tiger’s financial affairs. In February 2015 she became Chief Operating Officer for the Company.

Helen studied for her degree at Hull University and went on to qualify as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross in 1993.  Post qualification she joined one of her clients, Planet 24, and then moved on to work for Chris Evans’ production company, Ginger Television, as the Financial Controller.  SMG plc purchased Ginger Television in 2000 and Helen was made Financial Controller for Television Productions until joining UMTV as the Finance Director in August 2002.  Helen left UMTV to work at Olga TV as the Financial Controller from 2006-07.

 

Colm Reilly

Project Manager and EA to MD and COO

Iain McCallum

Head of Press and PR

Iain McCallum has been Head of Press and PR at Tiger Aspect since 2004. In this time he has devised and implemented a great many successful, creative and resonant promotional campaigns for all Tiger Aspect’s key projects. These in turn have been further exploited to amplify Tiger Aspect’s programming globally and to help secure future deals.

Working closely on projects from the development slate throught to the final TX means that Tiger Aspect’s programming is nurtured and given voice and promotional push from earliest point of entry. Iain considers this to be of tantamount importance to the success of any project these days as visibility and noise around any production is what can turn a great idea into a future worldwide entertainment brand. He loves working with the talent, their agents and of course his Tiger Aspect colleagues to shape the future of every project.

In addition to this he handles Tiger Aspect’s corporate PR.

In the past Iain has worked extensively in the field of entertainment and television publicity. He has also worked widely in PR as a brand consultant largely in fashion, retail and FMCG.

 

Jade Downes

Press and PR Assistant

Emma Cockshutt

Director, Legal and Business Affairs

Emma has overall responsibility for Tiger Aspect Production’s legal and business affairs having joined in this role in 2005. During this time she has covered the full range of Tiger Aspects legal and commercial output, specialising in Tiger’s Comedy and Entertainment programming and was involved in the original sale of Tiger Aspect to IMG and the subsequent sale to Endemol.

 Whilst still practicing at the Bar, Emma began her career in television by providing legal and location advice on a BBC legal drama series. She then went on to work at a small independent arts and documentary production company before heading back to the BBC where she worked in the BBC’s Copyright Department in 1988 and then their Independent Planning Unit.

 In 1994 she joined Talkback Productions as their Head of Legal & Business Affairs. During her time at Talkback Emma worked on a diverse range of programmes (including Grand Designs, Brass Eye, Smack the Pony, They Think Its All Over, Shooting the Past, Jamie’s Kitchen and Ali G) and their subsequent commercial exploitation. As part of the core management team Emma was involved with the development and expansion of the company including its sale to Pearson TV/Freemantle in 2000.

 In 2003 Emma left Talkback to become a freelance Legal & Business Advisor in the television industry working for a variety of different clients including, Endemol, Pett, Objective, Firecracker Films, CHX, Fresh One and Tiger Aspect.

Emma is a qualified Barrister with a law degree from the LSE and is currently the co-chair of the PACT business affairs committee.

Toby Marchington

Commercial Director

Tara Fell

Head of Legal and Business Affairs

Nick Irving

Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Holly Mellors

Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Laura Lee

Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Yasmina Hadded

Legal and Business Affairs Manager, Fifty Fathoms

Victoria Bingham

Rights Manager

Grace Brassington

Rights Coordinator

Maxine Fletcher

Paralegal

Francisco Rico Campos

Legal PA

Hayley Payne

Head of HR

Imen Ben Hamida

HR Administrator

Kevin Khan

Head of Finance

Colin Hopkins

Financial Controller

Eden Demmisse

Financial Accountant

Richard Powney

Royalty Accountant

Rachel Brodie

Assistant Management Accountant

Alex Frost

Senior Production Accountant

Stacey Begbie

Production Accountant

Lucy Du Boulay

Production Accountant

Natalie Chan

Junior Production Accountant

Rosie Dudgeon

Accounts Assistant

William Hazlehurst

Accounts Assistant

Patrick Spence

Managing Director, Fifty Fathoms

Patrick is Managing Director of Fifty Fathoms, a boutique label producing drama for British and international broadcasters. Fifty Fathoms sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect Productions.

Patrick was until 2010 Head of Drama, BBC Northern Ireland, where he commissioned and executive produced the Bafta, RTS, WGA, BPG and Prix Europa Award winning serial Occupation (Pete Bowker) and the Bafta, RTS and Sundance Film Award winning single film Five Minutes of Heaven (Guy Hibbert), as well as the Bafta nominated dramas Hancock and Joan (Rik Cottan), Much Ado About Nothing (David Nicholls) and Murphy’s Law (Russell Lewis). He also commissioned and developed the scripts for Line of Duty  (Jed Mercurio), which recently transmitted on BBC2, and Top Boy (Ronan Bennett), which was made for C4.

Before that, Patrick was Head of Development and Executive Producer, BBC in-house, where he commissioned Waking the Dead and Down to Earth co-commissioned (with Mal Young) Holby City and Doctors, and re-launched and executive produced Silent Witness. His early credits include developing Five’s first ever drama, the Bafta nominated series A Wing And A Prayer (Matthew Hall); and his first job was as a script editor on Cracker (Jimmy McGovern and Paul Abbott).

 

 

Katie Swinden

Creative Director

Katie produced MARVELLOUS, Fifty Fathoms’ debut production, in 2014. Prior to this, she produced RTS award-winning PEAKY BLINDERS for BBC Two, and series one and two of the Emmy–nominated and RTS-winning LUTHER for BBC One. In between, she was made an Executive Producer at Left Bank Productions in 2011. She has also worked extensively with the Latimer Group, leading schemes to help young talent from non-traditional media backgrounds make their first steps into the industry.

Katie started her producing career in 2007 – following her work in development at Pearson Television and as a script editor for Yorkshire TV, BBC Drama and Kudos Film & Television –  when she produced the sixth and seventh seasons of SPOOKS [MI5 in the US], which received BAFTA & International Emmy nominations.

Nicky Poulton

Production Executive

Callum Devrell-Cameron

Production Coordinator

Clare Dodkins

PA to MD and Creative Director, Fifty Fathoms

Anna Ssemuyaba

Development Assistant

Will Gould

Joint Managing Director, Tiger Aspect Drama

Will joined Tiger in 2005 as Script Editor before becoming Development Producer and then Executive Producer and has spent the last eight years developing shows for all the UK networks and international markets. He was promoted to Head of Drama in October 2012 where he oversees the Drama slate of programming.

 His most recent credits include executive producing Tony Marchant three-part drama Public Enemies and developing and executive producing Ripper Street for BBC1. He also worked on the critically acclaimed last two series of BBC One’s enduring hit Murphy’s Law, and produced The Things I Haven’t Told You.

Will’s career in television began working for Damien Timmer and Michelle Buck as a script editor on the ITV soap Night and Day. He went on to work on ITV’s Hornblower before moving to Carnival to co-produce on the third series of C4’s ground-breaking teen drama As-If.

Frith Tiplady

Joint Managing Director, Tiger Aspect Drama

Frith Tiplady joined Tiger Aspect in May 2006, as Head of Production for Drama. She is responsible for overseeing the financial, logistical, personnel and broadcaster liaison aspect of each production within the drama and film department; endeavouring to ensure that the creative vision is realised. At any one time Frith oversees a diverse range of drama programmes in various stages of production as well as the drama development slate.

Show include Ripper Street (BBC 1), My Mad Fat Diary (E4), Peaky Blinders (BBC 2), Love and Marriage (ITV) Robin Hood (BBC 1) Secret Diary (ITV2), The Deep ( BBC1), Blood & Oil  (BBC 2) White Girl (BBC 2) The boys are Back (feature film).

Prior to this Frith worked as a freelance Line Producer on such shows as Clocking Off (BBC 1), Sparkhouse (BBC 1), Burn it (BBC 3) Flesh & Blood (BBC 2) & Brookside (Channel 4).

Lucy Bedford

Executive Producer

Iona Vrolyk

Development Executive

Catherine Moulton

Development Executive

Amy Mobley

Production Executive

Bryony Arnold

Script Editor

Amandla Crichlow

PA to Joint Managing Directors and Executive Producer, Drama

Rhian Petty

Script Editor

Isaac Piers-Mantell

Production Coordinator

Ben Hough

Development Assistant

Robbie Gray

Drama Runner

Ben Cavey

Managing Director, Cave Bear

Ben joined Tiger Aspect in 2005 as a producer and was promoted to Creative Director of Comedy and then Head of Entertainment. In September 2012 he became Head of Comedy and Entertainment in a move that merged the Comedy and Entertainment departments. Ben is responsible for overseeing Tiger’s comedy and entertainment development and production activity.

His most recent credits include Bad Education (BBC 3), The Spa (Sky Living), Benidorm (ITV), Grandma’s House (BBC 2), Walking and Talking (Sky Atlantic), Argumental (Dave), Pscyhobitches (Sky Arts), Horne and Corden (BBC 3) and Roman’s Empire (BBC 2).

Ben previously worked as a development producer at Box TV where he developed Sweeney Todd, Bon Voyage and Old Street. Prior to that he was the senior script editor on Holby City. Ben has also worked extensively on the live comedy scene as a director and produces radio shows such as Hard To Tell on Radio 4.

You can also follow him on twitter @ben_cavey

Andy Brereton

Head of Comedy Entertainment

Joe Evans

Head of Development

Margot Gavan Duffy

Head of Comedy

Philippa Catt

Head of Production

As Head of Production for Comedy and Entertainment Philippa is responsible for overseeing all of the Comedy and Entertainment output and development. She first joined Tiger Aspect in Aug 2001 as a freelance Line Producer and went on to work on various scripted comedy productions before becoming Production Executive in 2009. Philippa became Head of Production in 2012.

 Shows include  Benidorm (ITV), Mount Pleasant (Sky Living), Bad Education (BBC 3) Psychobitches (Sky Arts), Swiss Toni (BBC 3), Vicar of Dibley (BBC 1), The Catherine Tate Show

Before joining the Tiger family,  Philippa worked at TalkBack Productions for 6 years as a Line Producer and Production Manager on productions such as Smith & Jones, They Think It’s All Over,  11 O’Clock Show, Jam & Brass Eye Special.

Philippa Catt

Head of Production

Cat Fox

Production Executive

Cat Fox

Production Executive

Pippa Brown

Head of Comedy

Arnold Widdowson

Development Producer

Carly Brooks

Senior Development Producer

Mollie Freedman Berthoud

Development Producer

Avril Spary

Development Producer

Roisin Scully

Production Manager

Kate Heggie

Department Assistant

Roisin Scully

Production Manager

David Simpson

Development Producer

Stephanie Newman

PA to Ben Cavey and Pippa Brown

Jo Nijjer

Comedy and Entertainment Runner

Laura Taylor

Comedy and Entertainment Runner

Tom Beattie

Head of Animation and Childrens

Tom is Head of Animation and Childrens for Tiger Aspect Productions and currently series producer of the second series of the animated Mr Bean.

Tom started his career in advertising as a creative before moving into live action film production. After managing commercial and pop promo productions for various bands and brands from U2 to Pot Noodle, Tom transferred his skills to animation and children’s TV production. Tom joined Tiger Aspect in 2001 and has been involved in all of Tiger Aspect’s children’s programming output, working across every aspect of production from development to delivery and beyond. Credits include: Bosom Pals, Mr Bean: The Animated Series, Charlie and Lola and Tinga Tinga Tales

 

 

Eleni O'Keeffe

Production Executive

Julia Young

Department Assistant

Contact us

4th Floor, Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London W14 0EE
T:
+44 (0) 20 7434 6700
E:
general@tigeraspect.co.uk

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