SIAN PRICE: CREATIVE DIRECTOR
With numerous network credits as a showrunner on series including Coast (BBC2), The Great Guide (BBC2) The People Remember (BBC1) andTime Team (Channel 4), Creative Director Siân Price is a factual programming power-house. She’s led teams of 5 through to 60 on a range of award-winning programmes from blue-chip specialist factual through to live events. Sian specialises in history/archaeology, features, living history and the arts. PD credits include Coal House (BBC1) Snowdonia 1890 (BBC2), Secrets of Stonehenge (Channel 4/ Nat Geo), One Born Every Minute(Channel 4), Beyond Boundaries (BBC2), The Real Vikings (Channel 4) and The Boats that Built Britain (Channel 4). Sian has worked at some of the country’s top independents (Diverse, Studio Lambert, Indus) as well as in-house BBC in London, Bristol and Cardiff. She is a multi-award winning radio producer (Radio 3, Radio 4, World Service) and the author of the best-selling book ‘If You’re Reading This’ – a history of soldier’s farewell letters.
SARAH STEVENSON: HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
Awarded a Broadcast Hotshot In-Demand Talent for Unscripted TV in 2018, and with over 100 hours of commissions under her belt, Sarah’s passion for factual TV development is impossible to miss. From premium series like Netflix’s Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, to blue light access docs like 999 Britain from Above for ITV, talent led WW2 Treasure Hunters with Suggs from Madness for History UK to popular consumer series like Ch5’s Secrets of your Supermarket Food, and even features meets obs doc shows such as Dirty Secrets of Britian’s Takeaways for Ch4, Sarah devises commissionable, returnable ideas across the UK, US and SVOD market.
Securing and winning exclusive access to people and places has long been one of her key talents, from passion projects with celebrities like Karren Brady on Why Do Men Earn More Than Women? for Ch5 to securing access to some of the deadliest maximum-security prisons around the world on Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons for Netflix and even helping a grieving father have the confidence to share the tragic tale of the loss of his daughter in Click for Murder on CBS. Throughout her career, Sarah has worked closely with several household names including: The NHS, NPAS, Jersey Zoo, Greggs, Nationwide Environmental Health Departments, UK Police Forces, The Air Ambulance & Yellowstone National Park. Sarah loves nothing more than the opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes, collaborating with them and showcasing their story for the world to see and celebrate.
LOUISE BINDING: HEAD OF PRODUCTION
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Louise cut her teeth in drama before joining the BBC’s Factual department for over 15 years. As a Production Manager on countless network and regional productions she has led large teams on series including Coast (BBC2), The One Show(BBC1), Fugitives (BBC1) and Police Raids: Caught by Surprise (C5). She is familiar with working across all genres including Live OBs, Specialist factual and Fact Ent. Recently working with Cardiff Productions, she has successfully delivered the multi-episodic series Take a Hike (BBC2) and Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed for Tomos TV (BBC2). Louise is adept at keeping across numerous budgets and schedules at once alongside line managing large teams and looks forward to using those skills as Yeti’s new Head of Production.
TOM WARE: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Find it Fix it Flog it
Tom Ware is an Executive Producer for Yeti Media. He was previously an executive producer at BBC Bristol specialising in development, Daytime and Arts programming and where he created the smash-hit series Bargain Hunt. His credits include documentary, factual entertainment, factual formats, features, comedy and drama series for a wide range of UK and international broadcasters. His awards include RTS, BAFTA, Broadcast and an International Emmy and credits include Human Planet (BBC1), Animation Nation (BBC2), More than a Game (BBC2), Wanted Down Under (BBC1), The Fight (BBC2), The Indian Doctor (BBC1), Frozen at Christmas (Channel 4).
CHER ADAMSON: DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE & P/D
Cher Adamson is a Development Executive specialising in popular factual, documentaries and formats and has been involved in the development of a number of series and one-offs including: Life Drawing Live! (BBC4), So You Think You Can Farm (BBC) Running the Shop (C4), Superscrimpers (C4), Let’s Settle This (BBC3) and 7 Days on the Breadline (ITV). She has worked as a producer on several first-time series including Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (C4) and The Face (Sky One). As a Producer/Director, Cher has been at the heart of popular series including Family Cooking Showdown (BBC Two), Quiz Nights (Sky One) and Our School (CBBC).
ANDREW O’CONNELL: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Andrew is an internationally experienced television exec who’s held commissioning roles with ITV, Channel 5 and Sky 1. Most recently he spent 3 years as Vice-President of Development and Production at Discovery US and Discovery Science. His credits during his tenure include Operation Thai Cave Rescue, Lost Beasts of the Ice Age, Cajun Navy and Deep Planet. While a factual commissioning editor at ITV, he was responsible for shows such as When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust and Sugar Free Farm. At Channel 5, he ordered shows like Extreme Railways with Chris Tarrant and Paul Merton’s Adventures. Some of Andrew’s Executive Producer credits also include Don’t Look Down: Rope Men (ITV), No Place On Earth (A&E), Sea Patrol UK (Channel 5) and Ross Kemp In Search of Pirates (Sky1).
Meinir Mai Richards – Series Producer
Meinir is a seasoned Series Producer who also Directs and Edit Produces in both English and Welsh. She has over 25 years’ experience in the television industry, and has worked across a range of genres, including factual entertainment, drama, film, comedy, and live studio programmes. She is an expert at securing exclusives with talent, and access to high profile worldwide companies such as NASA and Mensa. She is known for delivering warm, engaging, and sometimes sensitive films, with people and story at their heart. Meinir is currently producing and directing for BBC1’s The One Show and a food series for BBC.
Eleanor Scott – Production Manager
Eleanor has worked in broadcasting for 10yrs, after running a catering and events business. She started in radio research at the BBC then moved into TV production, working across output ranging from drama to daytime to true crime. Her passion for television has seen her working primarily in production management but also across editorial roles, giving her a comprehensive understanding of the production process. Credits include Flog It (BBC1), Time Shift (BBC4), Race To Victory (History) and The Real Prime Suspect (CBS)
Laura Bull – Production Secretary
Laura graduated from University of Gloucestershire in 2021 with a Media Production Degree. With a passion for all things TV, she moved into the industry After 12 years’ experience working in Policing and the Civil Sector. In the last year, she has worked on shows such as Crimewatch (BBC1) and BBC Breakfast (BBC1).
JOSEPH HAINES – SHOOTING AP
Starting out in post-production, Joey then crossed over to development before moving into production. Working across a range of programmes, Joey has helped gain access to sensitive subject matter, designed challenges, covered large scale makeover reveals, and has worked closely with contributors to help them tell their stories. He has been a Shooting AP on Garden Rescue (BBC1), Six Nations Sin Bin (BBC1 Wales) and Ross Kemp’s Volunteer Army (BBC1) among others as well as a Sequence Editor on Animal Airport (Channel 4). Joey is passionate about uncovering untold stories and highlighting issues that affect often unrepresented groups and works across production & development for Yeti.
GEORGINA PIKE: JUNIOR AP
Georgina Pike started with Yeti as a researcher and is now a Junior AP who has a passion for all things factual. She has worked in the development teams at Twenty Twenty, RDF and One Tribe TV, where she was involved in getting films for BBC One’s The ONE Show across the line for two years running. She has also been a Researcher on The Great British Dig (Channel 4) and Fighting For Air (BBC 2), and has previously worked as June Brown’s PA on Eastenders!
RIA COLAMAZZA: Researcher
Ria Colamazza graduated from the University of Warwick in 2020 with a History Degree. Whilst at Warwick she hosted and produced radio shows, wrote for the student newspaper, researched and produced a short documentary and wrote and acted in her own play, “Thatcher’s Miners”. Ria is passionate about overlooked social issues and has a passion for programmes that are both emotive & entertaining!
Aminah Khan - Researcher
Aminah graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2019 with a degree in Journalism and went on to pursue a career writing for fashion magazines. During lockdown in 2020 she decided it was time for a career change and delved into the world of TV, landing her first role as Researcher on Hollyoaks (Channel 4). Aminah is passionate about working on programmes that offer new perspectives and uncover unexpected stories!
JESS ROSENWALD: JUNIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jess joined Yeti a senior production co-ordinator on The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge and is now junior production managing a number of projects. Prior to Yeti Jess worked on a range of prime-time network factual for a range of independents including Take a Hike (BBC2), Cornwall & Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury (ITV1), The Hotel Inspector (Channel 5), Renovate Don’t Relocate (UKTV) and The Science of Stupid (Nat Geo).
Bryn Bellis – Runner
Bryn graduated from the University of South Wales with a degree in Performance and Media back in 2018. Whilst at University Bryn helped create and develop projects with his peers. Since then, he has worked on various productions such as Havoc (Netflix), Willow (Disney+), Casualty (BBC1), The One Show (BBC1) and Plebs (Channel 4). With a passion for cinematography, Bryn is eager to provide audiences with mesmerising, captivating, and entertaining programmes.
Ali Yaraee – Runner
Ali has graduated with a BA in film from Kent University and will also soon be graduating from Cardiff University, with an MA in International Journalism. Alongside his studies, Ali has created numerous documentaries with a range of narratives that explore issues of race, class and social injustice – and has aspirations to shoot his own feature documentary.