Speaker Profile MIPCOM

James Penny

Job TitleCommercial Director

Company NameMammoth Screen


James joined Mammoth in 2012, having helped set up the company in 2007 as its external lawyer. James is responsible for Mammoth’s commercial and business affairs, working closely with agents, broadcasters, distributors and other financiers to help fund the company's productions. Between 2006 and 2012, he was a lawyer in private practice, advising many of the UK’s leading television production companies as well as agents, actors and financiers. Between 2003 and 2006, James worked at Granada Television, eventually becoming Head of Business Affairs (Drama, Comedy and Film). Before joining Granada, James trained and worked in the Media Department of a City law firm for over five years. James is a member of the British Screen Advisory Council and a former Board Member of Northern Ireland Screen.


About the company:

Mammoth Screen is a production company based in London and Belfast. Current productions include "World on Fire", "Noughts & Crosses", "Poldark", "The War of the Worlds" and a new Agatha Christie adaptation for BBC1, "The Serpent", a crime thriller set in 1970's Bangkok for the BBC and Netflix; and "Endeavour", "The Singapore Grip", "Victoria" and "Invisible" for ITV.

Conference Sessions


    14-10-2019, 17:40 - 18:30, Auditorium A, Palais 3

    Given the current enthusiasm television audiences around the world are showing for drama series, how are distributors finding success with costume drama in inte...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 14
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Industry Spotlight
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Panel Discussion