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PROVIDING THE SUPPORT TO ALLOW TV AND MEDIA COMPANIES TO FLY

 
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WHAT WE DO

We are a Production Services company supplying Head of Production, Production Executive, Legal and Financial support for Television Production companies. 

Our speciality genres are Drama, Childrens, Entertainment, Factual, Docs, Archive and Live. We also specialise in Branded Content. 


We provide production services to companies that require an infrastructure or support. We work with companies of various sizes providing 

support with budgeting, contract negotiations to running productions from greenlight to delivery. 

 

OUR ETHOS

We care about people. We are proud of our work. 

We want people to enjoy working with us. We are passionate about the wellbeing of those we work with both on and off screen. We enjoy creating and fostering a culture that is friendly and professional. We have lots of ideas to help create positive working environments and would be thrilled to discuss these with you.  

 

ABOUT US

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DEREK DRENNAN

Founder

Derek has worked in TV since 2000, starting off his career in HR and then spent his time climbing the ranks as a freelancer in production management working across most genres including studio entertainment, live, kids, reality, documentary, drama and branded content.

Previously to starting The Nest, he was the Head of Production (non-scripted) for Lime Pictures and Wise Owl Films. 
At Lime he looked after the business from a commercial perspective as well as leading a huge team of freelancers, staff & cast and ensuring the smooth running of all productions across the non-scripted slate.

Some of Derek's TV highlights include previously working on Emmerdale, Socceraid, CoachTrip, Eggheads, Celebs Go Dating, Made In Chelsea and most recently via The Nest on a BBC Storyville feature length doc and a brilliant kids drama for C5 'The World According To Grandpa' starring Don Warrington and Sally Lindsay.

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STEW BATT

Partner

Stew joined The Nest in August 2020. He has experience working across a varied slate of Genres including Live Events, Live Broadcasting, Digital, Factual, Features and Reality programming.
Stew previously worked for Lime Pictures (Non-Scripted)and Wise Owl Films as their Production Executive. He oversaw a variety of programmes in this position including TOWIE, Celebs Go Dating, David Jason's Great British Inventions as well budgeting new programmes through the development team. Stew's previous credits include James May's Toy Stories, George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and the National TV Awards. 
He has experience in budgeting, negotiating deals with broadcasters, overseeing the smooth running of productions in line with the relevant industry protocols and procedures.  
Stew has a passion and interest in assisting smaller companies with their ideas and commissions to enable them to produce the best quality programmes whilst remaining on budget and schedule.

 
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OUR SERVICES

We provide the infrastructure production companies need.

 
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PRODUCTION

The Nest can help and manage all aspects of your production, from Development stage to Delivery.

​PERSONNEL

We can provide:

  • Head of Production  

  • Production Executive

  • Production Management 

  • Production Accountants 


GENERAL

  • Contracting with Broadcasters 

  • Supplying Production Protocols

  • Creating & Overseeing Production Budgets and Schedules

  • Delivery of final programme in line with Broadcaster Agreement. 

  • Negotiating deals with suppliers including Post and Kit. 

  • International Distribution 

  • Office Space

BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

The Nest can have an overview of your Company health.

GENERAL 

  • Reviewing and improving company margin

  • Initiating production processes from hiring, finance and production close down

  • Implementing company processes with specific interest in crew wellbeing, diversity and duty of care

  • Providing non-executive board members to help with business growth and strategy 

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What about it?

The Nest has worked with some of the biggest brands including Nike and SONY on long and short-form content. 

So, whether you are a brand looking to fund a brand funded programme, or a production company with an idea that needs funding we can help by liaising with broadcasters, completing budgets and running the production.

PARTNERSHIPS

Got an idea?

The Nest can act as a co-production partner providing the facilities you need.


You may have an idea that has interest from the channel but need help to get it from paper to reality.

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TESTIMONIALS

The Nest have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They are diligent, proactive and always good humoured! We were faced with a significant production stand down as a result of COVID-19 and they dealt with the challenge both effeciently and sensitively. A great addition to any team!

Dave Hallam, MD, Three Arrows Media

We met The Nest just before Covid-19 struck and it was beyond fortuitous.


We clicked with them instantly!

Soon after, we won a fast turnaround lockdown commission and were so lucky that we had The Nest working with us from the outset helping us with the budget and then with all the pre-production set up. They have been with us every step of the way at a very unusual and often stressful time of remote working.

Danni Davis, MD, Peggy Pictures

Derek is a consummate professional, highly networked and at the top of his game. His intuitive approach to the editorial drives his business brain and I have really valued working with him. It is clear from every meeting we have done together, that he is both incredibly well liked and respected.

Caroline Roberts-Cherry, MD, Saffron Cherry-Productions

The Nest were essential to the smooth running of a very tricky long-form branded content shoot. They have comprehensive knowledge, are adaptable and always a calming influence; They were our rock.

Tom Dean, In-House Executive Producer, Wieden and Kennedy

 
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