Hat Trick Productions


Keo Films CEO exits

Debbie Manners is leaving her post as CEO of the UK’s Keo Films after five years. She joined the factual-focused prodco in 2012, and then helped it to double its turnover and launch Keo Australia and Field Day Productions. Manners will remain chief executive of Field Day alongside managing director Sally Angel and head of […]

Sky 1 to infiltrate Freemasons

A Sky 1 documentary series will reveal secrets of the guarded Freemasons organisation. Inside the Freemasons has been commissioned to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the mysterious fraternity, which is thought to exert influence over various commercial and societal elements of public life. A four part-series, from UK indie Emporium Productions, will broadcast on […]

No more Episodes for Showtime, BBC

US-UK comedy coproduction Episodes will end after a fifth season. The show’s US broadcaster, premium cable channel Showtime, revealed the news on Twitter. It’s a Hollywood ending! The fifth and final season of #Episodes will come to @Showtime in 2017. pic.twitter.com/lti0SG1IyG — Episodes (@SHO_Episodes) April 11, 2016 The final season will go out in 2017, […]

Industry unites behind BBC Three

Actors, writers, producers, managers and agents have united to call on the UK pubcaster the BBC to save youth-skewed digital channel BBC Three. An open letter to BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead and BBC director general Tony Hall demands the decision to axe the channel as part of a cost-saving drive within the next year […]

Downton’s Fellowes pens new ITV drama

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes is creating another period drama for UK broadcaster ITV. With ITV hit Downton ending after its sixth season, Fellows is turning his attentions to an adaptation of Doctor Thorne, the Anthony Trollope melodramatic novel about a doctor and his talented but penniless niece. Hat Trick Productions will produce the three-part […]

Girls creator in BBC digital experiment

The writer of HBO drama Girls, Lena Dunham, is among names attached to BBC Taster, an experimental new platform for digital content and emerging technology. The UK’s pubcaster is billing Taster as “a place for the BBC to try new ways of telling stories, develop new talent, and put new technology through its paces”. This […]

BBC One goes Grey with primetime comedy

UK terrestrial BBC One has commissioned a six-part comedy starring the likes of Russ Abbott, Stephanie Beacham and June Whitfield. Grey Mates (working title) will follow the ups and downs of three newly retired couples in Norfolk in the UK and be produced by indie Hat Trick Productions. Abbott (Last of the Summer Wine) and […]

Hat Trick poaches Wipeout exec from Endemol

Hat Trick has recruited Andy Rowe from Endemol and he will join the UK indie producer next month. Rowe’s recent credits include exec producing six episodes of Total Wipeout for BBC1 in the UK. While at Endemol he also launched Golden Balls and 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow. As a series producer Rowe has […]