Independent TV production Big Talk Productions has rebranded to Big Talk Studios.
The new name reflects the company's evolution into a Global Studio to provide a comprehensive range of disciplines to support the creation, production and exploitation of original premium television and genre bending film.
The rebrand will coincide with a management restructure. Led by CEO Kenton Allen, Christina Angeloudes will become Commercial Director with immediate effect.
Big Talk Studios provides the full suite of expertise to support the entire production process, from development and pre-production, via pitching and securing commissions, raising finance and securing tax credit, to post-production, press, marketing digital exploitation and merchandising. Led by Allen and Angeloudes, Caroline Richards is Head of Production, Lucy Mills is Finance Director and Executive Producers Luke Alkin, Saurabh Kakkar and Victoria Grew lead their development teams and will continue to develop their own slates, working to Kenton Allen and the management team.
Founded in 1995, Big Talk has built a reputation for producing innovative, critically acclaimed television and films, including the BAFTA-winning series Rev and Him & Her, the hit comedy Friday Night Dinner and successful returning drama series Cold Feet and The Outlaws. Production has just wrapped on ‘Dinner With The Parents’, the US reformatting of Big Talk’s hit comedy ‘Friday Night Dinner’. The 10x30’ series is a co-production with CBS Studios for Amazon FreeVee, and transplants the original shows chaotic, idiosyncratic family dynamics to American suburbia and will star top US comedy talent Michaela Watkins (‘Casual’, ‘The Dropout’), Dan Bakkedahl (‘Veep’, ‘The Mindy Project’) and the legendary Carol Kane (‘The Princess Bride’).
Currently in production are an anachronistic period comedy about the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin, starring Noel Fielding for Apple TV+ and a third season of The Outlaws, the BAFTA-nominated contemporary crime drama set in Bristol, written by and starring Stephen Merchant for BBC One and Amazon. The show has become a domestic and international favourite, and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim in the UK and USA.
With the rebranding to Big Talk Studios, the company will consolidate and expand its offerings to meet the growing demand for high-quality, original premium content across multiple platforms and with multiple partners in the UK and the US.