After over a decade of factual television production, Takeaway Media today announced a demerger which sees directors Archie Baron and Neil Cameron launch new, separate businesses.
Archie Baron heads Wingspan Productions, which is currently in production with a 3-part history series for BBC4 and a follow-up single to recent hit Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails.
Neil Cameron has launched Clan Productions. First commissions are a documentary charting the history of the relations between Britain and Iran, and an Arts and Culture magazine show for the BBC’s new Persian Television channel.
In recent years, Takeaway Media has enjoyed success with many BBC commissions including Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights(BBC1), 2 series of Balderdash & Piffle(BBC2), London Calling – Inside the BBC World Service, Ian Hislop’s Scouting for Boys and Mortgaged to the Yanks(all BBC4). Other notable Takeaway successes include the RTS winning Motherland– A Genetic Journey(BBC2), the C4 series An Indian Affair, and 3 series of its original BBC2 commission Leviathan.
“We’ve had a fantastic, hugely enjoyable run with award-winning films and series” said Archie. “But we’ve been pursuing slightly different interests recently and the new structures allow us a bit more agility and flexibility. I think a new challenge every few years is good for the soul.”
Neil added “the new companies inherit the energy, expertise, contacts and assets of Takeaway. We’ll continue to provide the bespoke personal attention to all our customers. There’ll still be collaboration between the two companies but the new structure allows more freedom and more clarity.”
For the time being both new companies will operate out of Takeaway Media’s former offices in Kentish Town.
Takeaway Media will remain in business to deal with existing rights and titles, including UK Confidential, its annual co-production for BBC Radio 4 with Whistledown Productions. But it is not planning to undertake new commissions.
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