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Former Bandicoot producer’s new format shop is a family affair

Miles Angell, former senior development producer at UK-based Bandicoot TV, and brother Tom Angell have partnered to launch youth-focused format development company Angell Brothers. The indie — entirely dedicated to TV format ...
September 15, 2020

Miles Angell, former senior development producer at UK-based Bandicoot TV, and brother Tom Angell have partnered to launch youth-focused format development company Angell Brothers.

The indie — entirely dedicated to TV format development — will create unscripted programming across the entertainment and factual spectrum, with a focus on youth audiences and primetime slots.

Miles and Tom, previously an advertising executive at Spanish fashion house Loewe, have tapped Hoopla Animation CEO Andy Chambers as non-executive director.

Angell Brothers’ approach involves building partnerships with specialist collaborators and talent early in the development process and packaging formats before working with channel commissioners to identify production companies for delivery.

The first deal announced by the company is a strategic partnership with London-, Broadstairs- and Essex-based Practically Perfect Productions to provide talent, accountancy and production expertise.

Miles Angell — whose development credits include The Masked Singer UK (ITV/Bandicoot), BBC Scotland’s Test Drive and Sex Tapes (C4/STV Productions) — said in a statement: “We started the business to create shows that will have a cultural impact. We don’t want to pad out the TV schedule, we’re here to move the needle for the broadcasters and their audiences.”

Tom Angell added: “Big ideas that capture the imagination of the next generation — this is the holy grail for most broadcasters, but the recent squeeze on the industry’s creativity, cash and confidence is affecting output. Our agile business model and creative approach enables us to focus squarely on this challenge and unearthing the next big thing.”

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 HMV.com. 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.

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