Lime’s former Head of Production sets up indie consultancy

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by Stephen Chapman

Derek Drennan, the former Head of Production at Lime Pictures and Wise Owl Films in Leeds, has set up a new operation.

He explained that Nest Productions has been established to help small indies across the country grow:

“[It’s] like having your very own Head of Production just with without the big expense” as The Nest works on an ad hoc, retainer basis or profit share. The Nest bring in strengths and experiences from all genres in TV so can turn its hand to anything,” he said.

It offers initial start-up help, project management, budgeting, brokering deals with broadcasts and overseeing and advising on productions.

Drennan explained that he’s also offering HR and business affairs advice.

In Manchester, the firm’s currently working with Saffron Cherry Productions.

“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,” said Caroline Roberts-Cherry MD Saffron Cherry Productions.

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