G100 UK: Brighter Pictures

Brighter Pictures
March 1, 2008

Brighter Pictures
(an Endemol company, London)

In April 2001, Brighter Pictures became part of the Endemol UK family, and has maintained a significant slate of factual since. In fact, since 2006, Brighter has been producing one of Endemol’s flagship franchises – Big Brother – and has nurtured several brand offshoots, such as Big Brother’s Little Brother and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack.

But Brighter is not a one-trick pony. In fact, the company was as notable with broadcasters for its non-reality offerings as it was for its more famous titles. Named particularly in this poll were Extraordinary People and Lucy: Teen Transsexual in Thailand.

Brighter lost its MD (and 11-year Endemol vet), Elaine Hackett, in October of last year. Hackett was replaced by David Flynn, who had previously served as deputy creative director at Endemol UK, and himself joined Endemol in 1999 as a creative intern. How do you not like a company that offers that sort of opportunity for its employees?

Recent titles: Extraordinary People, Lucy: Teen Transsexual in Thailand, Big Brother

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.