WE WORK WITH

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NIGEL COLE

Nigel Cole began working in the theatre, before moving into television. He made a series of documentaries that took actors like Julia Roberts and Robin Williams to remote parts of the world before moving into drama, directing the first series of 'Cold Feet' for ITV.

Nigel Cole’s first film, ‘Saving Grace,’ won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and his second, ‘Calendar Girls’ is one of the most successful British films of all time. The critically acclaimed ‘Made in Dagenham’ was nominated for four BAFTAs including Best British Film.​

Recently he has returned to television, directing two of the UK’s biggest series – ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax.’

Nigel has also directed ‘Do Not Disturb’ (for UKTV), ‘Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words’ (for Channel 4), and ‘Roy Orbison: Love Hurts’ (for BBC) – for Lonesome Pine Productions.

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TRACY NURSE

Tracy Nurse worked at Sony Music for 30 years, most recently as Senior Vice President for Sony Music International, a position she held since 1998.

During her career at Sony, Tracy directed the company's international marketing staff, developing and implementing global marketing strategies for a broad array of artists including Beyonce, Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Tracy started her own company in 2011 and continues to direct global marketing activities for a roster of iconic artists including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand. She has been credited on several Bruce Springsteen television and film projects including 2013's 'Springsteen & I' and 2019's 'Blinded By The Light'.

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PAUL COLEMAN

Paul has been writing comedy for many years, but he only started getting paid for it in 2004, when he worked as script editor for 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere.' Since then he has continued to write with Peter Kay. He created and co-wrote the sketch for the 'Comic Relief single: ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)' as well as co-writing 'Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice' for Channel 4, a show that went on to be the highest rated show on the channel in 2008.

 

Paul has also written for the Brit Awards and twice for The Royal Variety Performance. He co-wrote the award-winning sitcom 'Car Share' for BBC and has scripts in development with ITV, BBC and JellyLegs.

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ALI ZAIDI

Ali Zaidi is a writer and actor. His original drama 'Group' is currently in development with Lonesome Pine. He also has an original Drama-Comedy 'Besharam' in development with Two Rivers Media. His work has been performed at The Globe as part of the Young Muslim Voices and Voices in the Dark season.

He was invited to join the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course where he developed 'Bhai', an original TV drama pilot. Ali developed original drama 'Oracle' with BBC North and was one of eight writers to be commissioned by the BBC for the second series of iPlayer Shorts.

He has also written and directed the short film 'Bobble', which has been nominated for the Limelight Film Awards and The Shart International Comedy Film Festival, and he also wrote and starred in comedy web series 'ISIS HR'.

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MICHAEL JACKSON

Michael Jackson has over 15 years' experience in the TV distribution business across both high value sales and acquisitions.

Michael has held senior management roles at some of the world's largest TV distributors including Head Of Global Sales and Acquisitions at Dentsu Aegis owned The Story Lab, Head of Global Sales at Banijay Rights and Executive Director Scandi and Benelux at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Michael during his tenure at Sony Pictures was responsible for his team delivering a £130 million annual budget across the Sony Pictures catalogue.

Michael has consistently and successfully negotiated highly complex standalone and multi-year output deals with broadcasters and streamers on both a territory by territory and global basis.

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ANGELA SQUIRE

Angela was at Universal Pictures for 13 years as VP of Artists & Repertoire and Acquisitions, where she signed 'Mrs Brown’s Boys', 'Plebs' and 'Not Going Out'. Angela also invested in a range of quality UK scripted drama and documentaries, including 'Marcella' and 'Grantchester'.

 

Before Universal Pictures, Angela worked at BBC Worldwide, the BBC, and law firm Denton Hall, amassing almost 3 decades of experience across Production & Development, Acquisitions, Legal & Business Affairs and Sales & Distribution.  

 

Angela has now joined Richard Cook at Peer Pressure, which already has a comedy drama in pre-production, created by and co-starring the Emmy nominated Sarah Goldberg ('Barry'), and directed by Declan Lowney, a co-production with Merman with Sharon Horgan on board as Executive Producer.  Angela is Co-Artistic Director of international comedy festival, The Kilkenny Cat Laughs, and produced 'The Thunder Girls' which broke Box Office records for fastest ticket sales of a new work at The Lowry.

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DES SHAW

With over 40 years experience programming radio stations and producing multi-format projects for clients including the BBC, ABC, Sky, Capital Radio, Channel 4, and Universal Music, Des Shaw began his media career in Perth, Australia in 1979, where he programmed several market leading radio stations before being invited by Sir Bob Geldof to join Planet 24 in London in 1995. In 1999 Des co-founded production company Ten Alps with Sir Bob Geldof and Alex Connock and the company expanded to become one of the UK’s leading multi-media content producers. 

 

Des has produced projects presented by artistes including Johnny Depp, Bono, Annie Lennox, Susan Sarandon, Antonio Banderas, Deborah Harry and Tim Minchin. 

For Lonesome Pine Productions, he has produced television documentaries on Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash. 

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SARA MARTIN

Grammy award winning producer Sara Martin has over 20 years experience working in music television, and was Vice President and Executive Producer at MTV Europe. She produced the first three MTV Europe Music Awards featuring artists such as U2, Prince, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams and George Michael, and the MTV Unplugged series for artists including Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, and Bjork.

Sara subsequently founded and managed her own production company producing multi-camera events, music videos and music documentaries with artists including PJ Harvey, Dr John and Dave Stewart. Sara produced the ‘Fashion Rocks’ event at the Albert Hall and the DVDs and TV Specials for the ‘Confessions’ and ‘Sticky and Sweet’ tours for Madonna. She has also worked extensively with George Michael and Elbow.

She produced 'David Gilmour: Wider Horizons' for Lonesome Pine (BBC Two).

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NACHEAL CATNOTT

Nacheal is an artist, filmmaker and freelance researcher passionate about engaging with diverse audiences and producing thought-provoking content. In 2017 she was selected for The Network Talent Scheme and since then she has worked in factual television both on a production team and in development for companies such as BBC Studios, Nutopia Productions, and Voltage TV.

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DOMINIC KERSEY

Dom Kersey is a very experienced Director of Photography who has been working in the industry for 36 years.

 

He started at the BBC film department at Ealing Film Studios, working on major film dramas such as ‘Bleak House’ and documentary series like '40 Minutes.'

 

Dom left the BBC to go freelance and has since worked on many high-profile music promos, commercials and features. He has shot TV dramas for Channel 4, BBC and the ITV children’s series ‘Bookaboo,’ which won two BAFTA awards.

 

Currently, he is continuing to work on commercials and dramas.