Ailsa’s career in TV took off when she became an early pioneer of the factual-drama genre, producing some of the BBC’s biggest rating success stories; Pompeii – The Last Day (10m+viewers) Supervolcano (8m+viewers) and Superstorm (7m+ viewers). She then became Head of Programmes for the BBC in Northern Ireland, expanding her programme-making credentials across Drama, Features, Comedy, Entertainment, Events and even the occasional low-budget feature film. Then, after a year as Head of Innovation for the BBC in London, she moved to the Indie sector, becoming Creative Director of Pioneer Productions. She recently joined 360 Production and is excited at the prospect of reducing the London commute a little to spend time with the 360 team in Northern Ireland – and to reacquaint herself with her long-suffering family.
Director of UK factual
Belinda joined the expanding 360 team in July 2016. In the newly created role of Director of UK factual she focuses on developing and delivering returnable series that combine access, emotion and event with a broad range of specialist factual content for the UK market. As award winning director and executive producer Belinda has worked on a range of visually innovative and access based series including the BAFTA nominated Hotel, Girl Cops, and How to Be a Gardener and for BBC 1, Great Undertakings for Channel 4,Collision Course and Journey’s From the Centre of the Earth for BBC2.
As well as programme making Belinda has worked extensively in development across the range of factual genres including prime time commissions: BBC2 (Ben’s Zoo), ITV (Surgery School) and Channel 4 (Around the World in 80 Trades) as well as Discovery (X Ray Yellowstone) and National Geographic (Crowd Control).
In 2011 she moved to the States to gain experience in the American market. Opening a development office for Mentorn Media in New York before joining Tigress Productions to cast, and then show run a major hidden camera, social experiment, series for National Geographic. She returned to the UK in 2015, working as an executive producer in the development team at Renegade Pictures securing commissions on BBC2, BBC4 and Channel 4 before joining the 360 team.
US Development Executive
Christian joined the 360 team in March 2016 to develop our US slate. As a Development Executive committed solely to the American market, he is passionate with all things that yell stars and stripes, particularly survival, adventure, aerospace, automotive and WW2 history. He has developed and cast a number of major US network shows including ‘Railroad Alaska’ (3 seasons for Discovery Networks) ‘Leepu & PitBull’ (US History Channel) and ‘Homestead Rescue’. (Discovery)
Prior to his obsession with America, he worked across both development and production in the UK, securing commissions for various broadcasters including ’The Boy Who Can’t Stop Hiccupping’ (BBC1) Super Sewer (BBC2) ‘Geordies Overboard’ (Channel 4) and ‘Bush Pilots’. (UKTV / DAVE) As a director he has worked across 3 continents and is happiest when he’s off-grid with a camera.
Before joining Rare Mark was Managing Director of 360 Production where he helped drive its commercial development and oversaw a period of dramatic growth at the business, resulting in a mature and diversified content portfolio. He has over 15 years experience in television production and commercial affairs.
Edward has series produced Rome – Rise of a Superpower for Channel 5 / GroupM Entertainment, the BBC ONE/PBS hit series, Titanic with Len Goodman and Killing Zone Atlantic for US HISTORY Channel. Before joining 360 Ed was Commissioning Producer on The One Show, Senior Producer in the renowned BBC Consumer Unit, where he ran and directed numerous investigations on shows such as Watchdog and Rogue Traders, and producer/director on Battlefield Britain. Ed grew up in Dublin, moving to London to join the BBC’s highly regarded Production Trainee Scheme, before moving back to Ireland to join 360. He serves as choir master on the 360 tour bus. Edward leads our Derry office.
Candice joined 360 Production in 2016 to work across their programming slate. Her career began in TV news before she moved into researching and producing documentaries on subjects as diverse as Jack the Ripper, FBI spies, Tutankhamun, natural disasters and numerous ‘swords and sandals’ drama docs. Candice started Line Producing in 2007 to work at dizzyingly high altitude on IMAX feature documentary, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest followed by triple EMMY award winning, David Attenborough’s First Life. She has since managed three series of National Geographic’s hit show, Car SOS and has donned her cowboy boots on location for Discovery Channel/Sky series, Tony Robinson’s Wild West in 3D.
Antony has 12 years Board level experience in the entertainment sector, including film, video games, digital media and independent television production and distribution.
He was previously CEO of Handmade plc, an LSE-AIM listed international film and television production group. Antony has extensive experience of creative business development gained as co-founder and Managing Director of Ingenious Ventures Limited, the corporate venturing arm of Ingenious Media, the UK’s leading specialist media investment and advisory group. Antony was also previously a partner at UBS Capital, the private equity investment arm of UBS AG and an Investment Director with 3i plc.