COMPANY PROFILE

Established in January 2016, Whitworth Media is a rapidly growing company dedicated to producing the most exciting and informative male-skew television in the business. We produce factual entertainment, ob doc and specialist factual across science, engineering, history and adventure and specialise in working with talent and in access-based television. We develop new formats and content for broadcast and commercial clients in the UK, US and global markets for online, social media and virtual reality platforms, working with terrestrial networks and cable channels as well as major international brands. Our content is sold worldwide through our international distributors, agents and our own on demand platform. Our YouTube Channel Engine Porn attracts a loyal and growing audience.

HUGH WHITWORTH – FOUNDER & CEO

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With a background in science and engineering, Hugh Whitworth has been producing television for over twenty years. He began his career as an award winning producer-director of science and engineering based documentaries for all the major UK and US broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic.

While MD and Creative Director of The Gamma Project, Hugh created numerous successful formats and returning series including Engineering the World Rally, Massive Machines, Kings of Nitro, Britain’s Greatest Machines, How to Command a Nuclear Submarine and Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways as well as many single docs for National Geographic’ss Megastructures and Megafactories strands. Hugh is a highly respected specialist in male-skew factual content, producing shows that are fun and accessible with both wide appeal and fiercely loyal core audiences.

FRANCESCA NEWBY – HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Francesca Newby is a multi award winning Head of Production with over 25 years experience, counting a BAFTA for One Born Every Minute in 2010, whilst at Dragonfly and the CDN award for Best Independent Production Company in 2012, whilst at Acme, amongst her proudest TV achievements.

In her role as Head of Production, Francesca has overseen hundreds of hours of television that have included ground breaking programmes such as: Autopsy with Gunther von Haagens, The Family, The Hotel, Plane Crash, Run and One Born Every Minute.

SOPHIE BRACKENBURY – DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

Sophie began her career in the USA working on flagship productions for The History Channel and PBS including the Emmy Award Winning Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower. After several years working in production on series and one off documentaries for Five, National Geographic, Discovery and The History Channel, she began her career in development working with the BBC, ITN Productions, The Gamma Project and is now part of the new adventure with Whitworth Media. Specialist in access-driven factual, factual entertainment formats, history, science and engineering.

ED AVERN – DEVELOPMENT AP

Since entering the television industry in 2011, Ed has worked on a broad range of factual programming for a variety of UK and US broadcasters, helping produce stories on everything from the nature of black holes for Science Channel’s How the Universe Works, to the surprising history of bread for BBC 2’s Inside the Factory.  Ed now works as an Assistant Producer in the Whitworth Media development team, working up new ideas for a wide variety of history, science, travel and engineering shows.

DEBBIE ELLIOTT – PRODUCTION MANAGER

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JENNIFER PERELLI – PRODUCER

Jennifer has over a decade of experience in the British and Asian media, with expertise in challenging film making. She has secured unprecedented access to difficult stories across the globe including Africa, South East Asia, Latin America, the Russian Arctic, Australasia, Europe and the UK.

She has spent the last few years travelling the world producing “Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Journeys” for Channel 5. Prior to this series, she has most recently worked with Bear Grylls on his hit Discovery series ‘Bear Grylls: Breaking Point‘. Jennifer has recently rejoined the production team at Whitworth Media where she will oversee a number of exciting new commissions.

JEFF MORGAN – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Jeff Morgan has been producing and directing factual programmes for more than twenty years. He has filmed on every continent on earth apart from Antarctica and worked across many different genres, from music and arts to history and current affairs. He had made highly regarded programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 4, as well as for the History channel and other digital broadcasters, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two Baftas. Connected with Whitworth Media since its inception, he has produced and directed multiple episodes of Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys, and also worked on the earlier, similarly titled series, Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways.

PIOTR KARTER – POST PRODUCTION

Piotr is an edit assistant, editor and filmmaker. He has been working as a freelancer in digital content production for over 4 years now. He began his TV experience at the beginning of 2016 at Knickerbockerglory TV working on programs like GPs Behind Closed Doors, Stageschool and Gypsy Kids just to mention a few.

Being both technically savvy and creative it’s a great to have him as part of our team.