BBC Studios Backs New U.K. Entertainment Label


Vincent TV alums Simon Shalgosky and Daniel Brookes have set up Rebel Rebel Pictures, which will develop prime-time entertainment and factual entertainment formats.

With a focus on the unscripted genre, Rebel Rebel Pictures will be backed by BBC Studios, which will also distribute their formats globally.

Brookes has previously held senior development roles at ITV Studios Entertainment, SYCO Entertainment, Expectation Entertainment and MGM Unscripted. Shalgosky formerly served as head of global development at Seven Studios and held senior development and production roles at Lion TV, Keshet UK, ITV Studios and Celador.

Shalgosky said: “Our aim for Rebel Rebel is to create some of the most imaginative shows on television with global reach. We are great believers in creating big formats and strive to craft shows that are so iconic they can be recognized instantly, even with the sound turned down. We’re excited to be partnering with BBC Studios, who share that ambition and have the expertise to help us deliver formats that can travel the world.”

Brookes said: “We’re ecstatic to begin the Rebel Rebel Pictures story. At the core of our company lies a passion for creativity and collaboration, and we can’t wait to begin discussions with commissioners to bring our projects to life through dynamic partnerships.

Emma Hardie, commercial director for international production and formats at BBC Studios, said: “Simon and Daniel have worked on some of the most successful shows in British TV history, and their vision for Rebel Rebel is incredibly exciting. We’re proud to support their plans.”