WHO IS RICHARD DREW?
As you can tell I’m a TV producer – and have been working in the industry for over 17 years now. So when it comes to TV I’ve got a LOT of opinions on everything from reality TV to primetime dramas to industry politics to behind the scenes behavior. Remote Patrolled is my forum to share these opinions – and for you to answer back.
If you want to know my career history – well I was born and raised in England and after leaving university spent 10 years working in the British TV industry on such shows as The Big Breakfast, Big Brother, Survivor, BBC music talent show Fame Academy and the UK version of Best Week Ever. I learned a lot working in the UK TV scene where budgets are tight and ideas are allowed to flourish. It made me a really strong producer and gave me the chance to work in a lot of different fields.
In 2005 I emigrated to America where I set up the UK arm of a Brit TV production company. Since then I’ve worked on a whole range of shows and for a wide variety of networks including: Fox, E, Vh1, A&E, TLC, Travel, History, Sundance, Chiller, Lifetime, G4, Fox Reality, Fuse, Teen Nick, Investigation Discovery and, ahem, Playboy TV! I currently consult as a freelance Executive Producer for a major production company and on different shows – recently Exec-ing the A&E docu-series Last Chance Driving School.
In 2009 I launched my own production company called Savannah Media. We’ve scored development deals with Fuse and TLC, run the website Angry Trainer Fitness and have a 2-hour special called Can You Survive A Horror Movie launching summer 2012 on Chiller TV. We’re also currently in development on a range of new projects which we’re looking forward to unveiling shortly!
I’ve been featured in Broadcast magazine and the book How To Get A Job In TV. I’ve spoken at the Realscreen TV Festival, The New York TV Festival and been a judge for the 2007 Indie Short Film Festival. I’ve also written for The Pink Paper, Britain’s largest gay newspaper, have been a guest writer for The Atlantic, and interviewed as TV expert for CNN.com and Emmy magazine.
If you’d like to email me personally please drop me a line at Richard@remotepatrolled.com
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