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Dan Brimley

  • Freelance Development Executive
  • 03/08/2021
Full time Media-Journalism

Personal Summary

I am a highly experienced Development Producer with a strong track record of delivering ground-breaking ideas and shows to Broadcasters as well and SVOD services such as Curiosity Stream, All4 and Netflix. My skillset includes pitching projects and closing commissions, originating ideas and creating formats and finding new talent.

I am absolutely passionate about making shows that first make you laugh, and then make you think. Bending and manipulating genres so the audience can learn through laughter and passive learning, coming at topics from the most leftfield and creative places to mould some of the most talked about TV shows.

I’ve a creative brain with a track record of several original ideas commissioned from various broadcasters including Channel 5, Channel 4, ITV, BBC2 and BBC3. These programmes have been a mixture of specialist factual, factual, documentary, entertainment, comedy-ent and Fact Ent.

Most recently I have been at the newly created LA-based Gunpowder and Sky, helping them set up a UK division, guiding them through British Fact Ent and Factual genres.

Please see attached a copy of my CV.

All the best,


Work Experience

Freelance Development Executive
Jan 2008 -

2008 - present

Antidote Productions, BBCS, Brook Lapping, CBBC, Cosmic Pictures, Done and Dusted, Double Act, Freud's PR, Ignite TV, Initial [Endemol Shine Group], IWC, Lime Pictures, Nine Lives Media, One Two One Two, Objective Media Group, Renegade Pictures, Sundog Pictures, Somethin' Else, Two Four Broadcast, W. Chump and Sons and The Wellcome Trust.

Over the last 10 years have secured more than £15 millions worth of business, this comprises of one-off specials and full series commissions and re-commissions.

I have worked with huge variety of talent, from up and coming talent such as Maddy Anholt to the likes of Rick Edwards, Alexa Chung, Ray Mears, Steve Jones, Joe Suggs, Richard Branson, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, Kirstie Allsop, Sophie Dahl, Robert Downey Jnr., Tom Kerriage, James Tanner, Cat Deeley, Colin Firth and Heston Blumenthal.


6 A-Levels
Sep 2001 - May 2023 Bolton 6th Form College