Our partners have much in common: big reputations, enviable expertise and international ambition.

Our partners

Primal Media

Adam Wood

Managing Director, Primal Media

Mat Steiner

Managing Director, Primal Media

STV Studios has a stake in innovative unscripted producer Primal Media with the two companies seek to co-develop formats to target UK and international networks.

Founded in 2016 by Adam Wood and Mat Steiner, Primal Media is behind a range of successful formats including RTS Award winning Release the Hounds for ITV2, Rose D’Or winning Bigheads for ITV and Carnage for Sky One.  Before Primal Media, Wood and Steiner developed and exec produced hugely successful formats including Cash Cab (over 5000 episodes worldwide), Gamesmaster (seven series for Channel 4) and international hit, Survivor.

Primal Media has just won its first commission as part of the STV family, an ambitious eight part series, Landmark for Sky Arts.

For enquiries please visit Primal’s website:  http://primalmedia.co.uk/

Barefaced TV

Rosie Bray

Founder, Barefaced TV

Lucy Golding

Founder, Barefaced TV

Factual entertainment producer, Barefaced TV, was added to STV Studios portfolio in September 2020.

Founded by Rosie Bray and Lucy Golding in 2017, Barefaced TV has already built a reputation for original and surprising content. Their most recent production is Channel 4’s Naked Beach, an ambitious format which performed well for the channel and has had international success, including a US option and a German remake.

Rosie and Lucy are the team behind BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid, where the pair first met. Prior to forming Barefaced TV, they created BBC2’s Restaurant Wars and Channel 4’s The Millionaire Party Planner, and then went on to become joint heads of factual entertainment at NBCUniversal’s development unit.

For enquiries, please visit the Barefaced TV website: https://barefacedtv.com/

Tod Productions

Elaine Collins

Founder, Tod Productions

Clare Batty

Head of Development, Tod Productions

Respected drama producer Elaine Collins has signed an exclusive deal with STV Studios  to develop and co-produce a slate of TV drama projects.

Working in close collaboration with STV Studios Head of Drama, Sarah Brown, Elaine will build a slate of distinctive, high quality, writer led shows, including a raft of projects set in Scotland.

Elaine, whose own company is called Tod Productions, was previously a Producer and Executive Producer at ITV Studios. There, she optioned Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope novels which she then developed and produced as Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. The ITV1 hit show is currently filming its 11th series. She was also responsible for developing and executive producing three series of the hugely successful BBC1 crime drama Shetland starring Douglas Henshall. Most recently, Elaine was Creative Director at BBC Drama.

For enquiries please contact: elaine.collins@stv.tv or clare.batty@stv.tv

Two Cities Television

Michael Jackson

Executive Chairman, Two Cities Television

Stephen Wright

Creative Director, Two Cities Television

In January 2020, STV acquired a minority stake in high-end drama producer, Two Cities, the company behind critically acclaimed Patrick Melrose, commissioned by Sky Atlantic and CBS Showtime, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  This partnership will further enhance STV’s reputation as a leading producer of drama whilst providing Two Cities with creative and financial support as the business grows in scale in the UK and internationally.  Both companies are also strongly positioned to address the growing market for drama production from the Nations and Regions, with STV Studios based in Scotland and London, and Two Cities based in Northern Ireland and London.

Founded in 2016, Two Cities is led by Michael Jackson, formerly Controller of BBC One and BBC Two, CEO of Channel 4, President of Programming at USA Entertainment and Chairman of Universal Television, and Creative Director Stephen Wright, formerly Head of Drama for BBC Northern Ireland where was executive producer of Line of Duty and The Fall and commissioned Bodyguard.

For enquiries, please visit Two Cities website:  http://www.twocitiestv.com/

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