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Lucy Bedford

Managing Director

Lucy has overall responsibility for the creative direction of the company, as well as serving as an Executive Producer across the drama slate. Her recent credits include Three Little Birds, Domina, Peaky Blinders, Litvinenko, Viewpoint and The Good Karma Hospital. Prior to joining Tiger, she worked at Ecosse Films where she Executive Produced three seasons of the hit BBC1 series Mistresses. She cut her teeth at Granada Television producing and script editing much loved shows such as Cold Feet and the critically acclaimed film The Deal.

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Helen Wright

Chief Operating Officer

Helen is responsible for the day to day running of the business and ensuring that we put our shows at the forefront of everything we do.
A graduate from Hull University and a qualified Chartered Accountant, Helen started out in the TV industry working in finance roles at Planet 24, Ginger Television, SMG plc and UMTV before joining Tiger Aspect in 2007 as the Chief Group Accountant. She was promoted to Head of Finance in 2012, and further promoted to Chief Operating Officer in February 2015.

Helen is also a Board Trustee for LAMDA and a member of the Finance Committee.

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Gabriel Silver

Creative Director, Drama

Gabriel joined Tiger Aspect in 2023 and is responsible for steering the overall strategic direction of the drama slate, working closely with writers and talent to further build the drama pipeline, and also working as an Executive Producer on specific projects.

Gabriel was previously Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios, where his credits included Emmy and BAFTA-winning series Chernobyl and global hit Gangs of London and returning franchises Britannia and COBRA. Recent commissions included Mary & George and Day of the Jackal.

Gabriel joined Sky in 2017 as Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer at Sky Studios before being promoted to Director of Commissioning in 2021. Prior to his time at Sky, Gabriel worked at a range of indies including Left Bank Pictures and Kudos.

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Sara Hamill

Director of Production Drama

Sara Hamill joined Tiger Aspect as Director of Production in 2017 after four years at Urban Myth as Head of Production and a long freelance career. During her freelance career, Sara has worked both in the UK and on international locations on many shows including: This Life, As If, Half Broken Things, City Lights, Demons, Merlin and Atlantis – Line Producing and Producing. Sara has worked across the extensive drama slate for Tiger Aspect and Fifty Fathoms in the last 5 years and produced Adult Material for Channel 4.

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Trudy Coleman

Head of Production Comedy

Trudy joined Tiger Aspect as Head of Production for Comedy in January 2022 following 4 years at the BBC as a Production Executive. Prior to this Trudy produced a Bafta nominated children’s programme out of Pinewood Atlanta. She has had a long and illustrious career in the industry working for various companies on such shows as Eldorado, Father Brown, 32 Brinkburn Street, Canterville Ghost, Mad, Sad and Bad, Land Girls, WPC56, In The Night Garden and many many more. Her first job was as the clerk/typist on Tiswas and she’s never looked back!

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Anmol Chibber

Head of Finance

Anmol heads up the finance team at Tiger Aspect. For his sins, he started his career in audit but managed to escape and pursue his passion in the television industry. He was previously Head of Group Reporting at Warner Bros. TVPUK and Group Financial Controller for television and film at The Anthology Group. He joined Tiger Aspect in 2022 from Bad Wolf.

Anmol has worked predominantly in the scripted genre across titles such as, The Goes Wrong Show, His Dark Materials and Industry, to name a few. Anmol has a wealth of industry experience and is a member of the ICAEW.

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Rob Crossley

Head of Legal and Business Affairs

Rob joined Tiger Aspect as Head of Legal and Business Affairs in January 2023 as the latest chapter in a long and varied career in film and TV. Rob has worked for UK producers and broadcasters and US Studios across a range of scripted and non-scripted productions including Newsnight, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Tales of the City, Randall & Hopkirk, Poirot, Marple, The Octonauts, Everyone Else Burns, Made in Chelsea, Real Housewives and Superstore. He has also led legal and business affairs teams supporting international distribution, acquisition, brand licensing and changed format businesses and managed the Downton Abbey Exhibition.

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Hayley Payne

Head of HR

Hayley Payne is the Head of HR at Banijay UK, but we like to think of her as ours!

She started her HR career at BT and from there spent a period in national newspapers at Trinity Mirror, which was followed by a jump into the world of TV.

Having spent 8 years at Tinopolis Group, seeing them through a period of huge growth by acquisition and some career defining projects such as HR support to the team responsible for the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games global TV coverage, she moved to Tiger Aspect in 2016 and expanded her role within the broader Endemol Shine Group.

Banijay acquired Endemol Shine in July 2020 and Hayley has been integral in bringing the two groups together under the Banijay UK brand. She leads the HR and payroll teams, and is responsible for providing HR support to scripted productions and the design and implementation of the HR strategy across all the scripted labels in the group.

Hayley is particularly passionate about providing specialist HR support to all of our productions, as well as improving the diversity of TV both on and off screen and improving education, training, access to, and progression within the industry.

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David Segal Hamilton

Head of Development Drama

Prior to joining Tiger Aspect in 2018, David worked on a string of award-winning films while at the BFI Film Fund includingGod’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth and Beast. Initially joining as Development Producer, he now heads up the development team as well as running his own projects and working on the upcoming HBO Max series Heatwave.

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Jamie Hewitt

Development Producer Drama

Jamie began his career as assistant to Jonathan Cavendish and Andy Serkis at The Imaginarium before working on Channel 4’s new talent course 4screenwriting precipitated a move into television. He worked as a script editor for BBC Drama, on Doctors, Father Brown and Holby City. From there, he worked on a range of pan-European developments and productions for Studio Canal’s TV division, before working on Left Bank’s rebooted Strike Back for Sky One and Cinemax, and two series of Bad Wolf’s A Discovery of Witches for Sky One and AMC. As Development Producer, Jamie is working across a variety of projects on the slate and seeking out new projects and talent to add to it.

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Zak Abby

Development Editor Drama

Zak graduated from The University of York in 2017 with a degree in English and Related Literature. After graduating, Zak briefly worked as a mentor at an inner-city London school, before joining Philippa Giles’ indie label Bandit Television as Team Assistant in 2018. He joined Tiger Aspect in 2019 and now works as Development Editor, across a slew of exciting projects on the development slate. In 2022, he was one of six selected for BBC/Eleven’s Duly Noted programme where he was mentored by Carissa Hope Lynch and Tolula Dada. He’s currently Assistant Script Editor on Sir Lenny Henry’s period drama Three Little Birds for ITV/Britbox.

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Bella Wallington

Development Assistant Drama

With a passion for TV, Theatre and Film, Bella graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA Drama degree in 2021. Since then she went on to work as a production assistant on productions such as: ‘A Spy Among Friends’ with ITV Studios and ‘The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies’ with SISTER. In September 2022, Bella moved in-house to work as front of house for Kudos and as their in-house script reader. Doing freelance script reading alongside her production career, she always loved the development side of Drama. Since April 2023, Bella has been working as Tiger Aspect’s Development Assistant for the drama team, where she is loving working with such a creatively driven team, finding new projects and helping to develop their already exciting slate.

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Kyla Brennan

Production Executive Drama

Kyla joined Tiger Aspect as a Production Executive in 2021 following a 17-year freelance career in both comedy and drama television, working on shows such as Benidorm, Crackanory, Still Open All Hours, Upstart Crow, Spooks, Law and Order and Silent Witness. During her freelance career she worked at Tiger Aspect as a Production Coordinator and Production Secretary. As a Line Producer she worked on Good Omens for Amazon & BBC and with Playground Entertainment across their slate from projects such as All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 & PBS, to Dangerous Liaisons for Starz.

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Lee Underwood

Production Manager Drama

Lee started his career at the BBC working on five year-long series of medical drama Holby City. As a freelance Production Coordinator he worked on a range of scripted productions including River, Benidorm, French & Saunders and Upstart Crow. He joined the Tiger Aspect drama team as in-house Production Manager in 2019, working across all the department’s projects.

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Saima Ferdows

Development Producer Comedy

Saima has been a TV freelancer for 13 years before joining Tiger Aspect in 2021. In that time she has worked in a myriad of roles and genres. A highlight of her work includes Writer’s Assistant on Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Producer on Netflix’s Sex Unzipped and Director of Sophie Duker’s Edinburgh Fringe Debut ‘Venus’. As Development Producer, Saima works across a variety of projects on the slate and will be the Associate Producer on BBC’s Bad Education 2022 Special and the new rebooted 2023 series.

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Hannah Rose

Development Producer Comedy

Hannah joined Tiger from the BBC where she was Assistant Commissioner for scripted comedy, working across short form, BBC New Comedy Awards and training and development schemes for writers from under-represented backgrounds. As Commissioning Producer for comedy and entertainment podcasts at BBC Sounds she was the commissioning lead on multiple award-winning series including Jacob Hawley: On Drugs, Bad People, Wheel of Misfortune and James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds. Alongside her day job, Hannah works for New Writing North as a Producer for their Northern Talent Network and is developing a programme for new and emerging television writers in the North.

Hannah joined Tiger in the summer of 2022 and continues to combine her passion for comedy with a commitment to unearthing stories that represent the richness of experiences around the UK.

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Beth Cairns

Production Secretary Comedy

Beth graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 with a degree in Television Production. She started her career in television as a data wrangler, before moving into post-production as an Edit Assistant for BBC Wales, working on a range of drama, factual and live shows. She then jumped into Editorial working as a Script Co-ordinator for BBC EastEnders. A love of admin and organisation led her to find her feet in Production and she joined the Tiger Aspect Comedy team in June 2022 as the in-house Production Secretary.

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Roshini Coombs

Senior Legal and Business Affairs

Roshini joined Tiger Aspect in June 2022 having previously worked at Channel 4 as a Legal and Business Affairs Manager across scripted Comedy and Drama. Prior to this, Roshini worked at Ingenious Media for nearly 5 years advising on multi-party television and film financing transactions, during which time she trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2017.

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Dom Spong

Rights Manager

Dominic began his career in television at the BBC’s Commercial Rights department in 2008, before changing roles internally to gain production and research experience on programmes such as Talking Pictures, Wogan: The Best Of, and Star Wars at the BBC. In 2017 he returned to rights management when he joined the Legal & Business Affairs team at Tiger Aspect, where he works closely with production, finance and sales teams, and brings well over a decade of industry experience to a varied and challenging role.

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Mark Rutty

Production Finance Manager

Mark joined Tiger Aspect as Production Finance Manager in November 2021 having previously worked within the Banijay UK & Endemol UK Groups for over 20 years, most recently as PFM for the Initial and Douglas Road labels. During his time in the Group he has taken on a number of finance rolls including management accountant & commercial accountant, moving into the Production Finance team over 10 years ago for a more hands on roll with productions, and becoming PFM in 2015. Shows he has worked on previously include Big Brother and Million Pound Drop. Mark now works across our slate of Drama and Comedy Productions.

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Simon Ng

Financial Accountant

Simon joined Tiger in 2021 as maternity cover. He qualified with CIMA in 2020, having worked across a few different industries including franchises, publishing, toys and media before finding a home at Tiger Aspect as Financial Accountant.

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Tony Boansi

Accounts Assistant

Tony joined Tiger Aspect in 2023 as an Accounts Assistant. After graduating from university Tony has been working in finance in the Film & Television industry for the past four years, previously working at Blink Films and October Films before joining Tiger Aspect.

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Richard Powney

Royalty Accountant

Richard joined Tiger Aspect way back in 1996 as an Accounts Assistant. He has worked in all areas of the corporate finance function before becoming the Royalty Accountant in 2010, looking after Tiger Aspect’s vast back catalogue of shows.