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Jamie Isaacs

Job TitleCEO, Avalon Factual

Company NameAvalon


Jamie Isaacs, the creator of Sugar Free Farm, The Choir and World’s Strictest Parents, joined Avalon in 2012 as chief executive of Avalon’s factual arm. He oversees all output in the genre, including content from subsidiaries Liberty Bell Productions, Flame TV and Topical Television.
This includes the hit ITV show Sugar Free Farm, Modern Life is Goodish with Dave Gorman, for UKTV and Channel 4’s, Baby Boomers Guide to Getting Old and The Three Day Nanny. C5’s, The Nightmare Neighbour Nextdoor and The BBC Two series, Scrappers winner of the RTS North award.
Prior to joining Avalon, Jamie created and executive produced numerous hit television franchises for all the major UK Broadcasters as well as internationally whilst Chief Creative Officer at Twenty Twenty Productions and Creative Director at Studio Lambert .
This included the channel defining global format Worlds Strictest Parents for BBC3 (sold in 82 countries and produced for Viacom in the US); BBC2 mega-format The Choir produced both in the UK and the USA (USA Network). ITV's Bad lads Army, C4's breakout hits That’ll Teach ‘Em and Brat Camp (sold to 70 countries and ABC Network in the US).
Isaacs has also created and produced hit returning primetime scripted series for BBC1 (Garrows Law) and award-winning children's television series – Evacuation, The Sorcerors Apprentice and The Joke Machine.
In his career to date he has won the coveted Television BAFTA award twice (The Choir, The Choir Boys Don’t Sing), his shows have won three International Emmys (Brat Camp, Gareth Goes to Glyndebourne and Worlds Strictest Parents), and two Royal Television Society Awards (Lads Army and Garrows Law) as well as numerous other industry accolades.


About Avalon

 Avalon is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group with offices in the UK and the USA.

Avalon and ARG, the talent management arms of the business, have discovered and represent many artists which are household names, in the UK, the USA, and around the world.
In 2017 Avalon was named the number one true independent television production company in the UK and has produced numerous ground-breaking television shows including: Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime), RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air), BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV), multi-BAFTA award winning TV Burp (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV) and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
Avalon and Topical Television form the television arm of the company and other shows currently in production include: Taskmaster USA (Comedy Central), Man Down (C4), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave/UKTV), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), and Stand Up Central with Chris Ramsey (Comedy Central); whilst the catalogue is sold worldwide by Avalon Distribution.
Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company. 

Conference Sessions


    08 Apr 2018, 15:15 - 16:00, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Theatre

    It’s undisputed: Independent producers and filmmakers are the future of the documentary and factual industry. But in an era increasingly defined by consolidatio...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sun, Apr 8

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