About us

South Shore is a brand new Independent Production Company run by some of the UK’s most experienced and highly decorated producers.

South Shore brings together award winning talent to create innovative and ground-breaking programmes.

South Shore aims to be the best-in-class, fostering a collaborative environment for staff to produce award winning shows that surprise and delight audiences.

THE TEAM

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Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie

Joint CEOs

Prior to founding South Shore, Melanie was the CEO of the Twofour Group alongside Andrew as the Chief Creative Officer.

Together they grew a regional production company into one of the largest and most admired production groups in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £50m across factual, drama and comedy.

Under their tenure, Twofour was twice awarded Broadcast’s prestigious Indie of the Year and was voted number 1 in the Broadcast Peer Poll. They led a team which devised and delivered hit series across multiple genres and all major UK channels. From BBC One’s highest rated unscripted series The Real Marigold Hotel to the multi award winning Channel 4 documentary series Educating...; From Channel 4’s The Jump to ITV’s global format This Time Next Year and Channel 5’s longest running series The Hotel Inspector. Their portfolio of programmes was multi-award winning in the UK and internationally, including an Emmy, a BAFTA, 5 Royal Television Society Awards, 3 Grierson Awards and 6 Broadcast Awards.

At the end of 2019, following completion of the company’s sale to ITV, Melanie and Andrew set up South Shore - a brand new independent company - with key members of the Twofour management and development team.
Their aim is to produce entertaining and award-winning shows for the UK, US and international markets.

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Anthony Hughes

CFO / COO

Anthony began his media career in newspapers before joining Twofour in 1997 where he was instrumental in the company’s growth, leading the team through a private equity sale to LDC in 2013 and a subsequent trade sale to ITV in 2015.
As COO/CFO he is responsible for all commercial activity and support services including finance, business affairs, HR, IT and marketing.
Anthony lectures to college students studying various media courses including London College of Communication and Falmouth University and enjoys challenging himself whether it be climbing Kilimanjaro or performing stand-up comedy.

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Caroline Davies

Creative Director, Entertainment

Caroline is a highly experienced Executive Producer who has overseen some of the most iconic formats of recent years including X-Factor, Big Brother and The Jump.
Caroline thrives on a fast-turnaround, challenging environment – the bigger the challenge, the better. Other Executive Producer credits include Sink or Swim for Channel 4, The Real Marigold Hotel for BBC One and What Would Your Kid Do? for ITV.

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Jonny Coller

Creative Director

Jonny was formerly Director of Development at Twofour.
Whilst there he was involved in the development of hit events such as The Jump and Sink or Swim for Channel 4, The Real Marigold Hotel for BBC One, hit reality format Ibiza Weekender for ITV2, returning daytime series Beat The Chef for Channel 4 and the global roll-out of This Time Next Year for ITV. Before that he worked at ITV Studios where he helped develop the long-running global format, Four Weddings.

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Edward Phillips

Director of Development

Edward was formerly Head of Development at Twofour.
Whilst there he helped to develop formats including Win the Wilderness for BBC Two, The Real Marigold on Tour for BBC One, The Junk Food Experiment for ITV, The Housing Enforcers for BBC One, Impossible Engineering for Yesterday, Who Should Get to Stay in the UK for BBC Two, Confessions of a Junior Doctor for Channel 4 and The Hairy Bikers: Route 66 for BBC Two.

OUR SHOWS

Launched in November 2019, South Shore is developing a number of projects for UK and international broadcasters, and is delighted to be in production for the BBC and ITV.
For more of our shows, click here.

WORK WITH US

South Shore recognises the importance of thinking differently and engaging with varied perspectives. For this reason we particularly welcome individuals from diverse and regional backgrounds.

If you are interested in working with us, check out all our opportunities on  The Talent Manager

PLEASE NOTE

South Shore does not accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, suggestions or materials.  We therefore request that you please refrain from sending us scripts, formats, ideas, treatments, outlines, storylines or synopses of any nature whatsoever. It is South Shore’s policy that we will not read or view them.
If, despite our request, you intentionally or unintentionally send us such unsolicited materials, you acknowledge that your submission may contain ideas which are the same or similar to ideas that have already been developed, or may be developed in the future, by South Shore or other third parties without use of your submitted material.

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