Kenton Allen, CEO Big Talk Productions

Kenton Allen is the CEO of Big Talk Productions, one of the UK’s leading film and television production companies and winner of Best Independent Production Company at the 2017 Broadcast Awards. Kenton is a multi-award winning producer who holds the record for most individual awards for Situation Comedy in the history of BAFTA, with BAFTAs for Rev., The Royle Family and Him & Her.

Kenton’s other notable credits include Martin McDonagh’s Oscar-winning film Six Shooter, as well as a host of critically-acclaimed television series in both the comedy and drama genres. Comedy successes include Ambassadors, Brotherhood, Back, Chickens, Crashing, Cockroaches, Free Agents, Mum, Mr. Sloane, The Job Lot, Threesome, alongside drama series The Town for ITV, BBC One’s Our Zoo and Sky’s dark comedy drama A Young Doctor’s Notebook, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm.

Kenton has led the dynamic growth of Big Talk Productions over the past nine years, including BBCW’s investment in Big Talk in 2008, which culminated in the sale of the company to ITV Studios in 2013. He has continued to lead Big Talk’s strategic growth in North America via changed format, international co-production and US originals. With numerous comedy and drama projects in active development at SVOD, premium cable and broadcast networks, Kenton, supported by an exceptional team, oversees an increasingly dynamic international portfolio.

Harriet Palmer