As a new TV production company, we aim to make a big noise creating compelling factual entertainment, one off documentaries and children’s programming. That isn’t to say we’re completely new to the game: Our northern-based team have years of combined experience, with a talent for finding compelling people with compelling stories and turning them in to TV shows that appeal to a larger mainstream audience. We’ve brought that collective talent together under the Stada TV name, and we’re working hard to deliver quality TV both within the UK and internationally.
Our team and our ethos
Danny has 20+ years of experience in radio, video and film production and is also the owner of a successful creative video production company.
After spending his early career in radio production, Danny recognised his entrepreneurial flair and started his own publishing company that grew rapidly and was bought out by a major publishing company 12 months later.
Film has always been at the heart of Danny's ambitions, which led to the creation of The Filmmaker's Journey, a online portal for independent filmmaker's during which time Danny produced and directed 4 short films.
Throughout this time, Stada Media was growing quickly, including being commissioned to set up and launch a channel on Sky TV - a six figure contract for the business.
Danny's proven business acumen combined with an unstoppable creative energy has led to the development of multiple successful media enterprises over a 20 year period - Stada TV is the next phase.
Jenny is an experienced director of production in factual TV, managing nearly 20 million pounds worth of network programming over two decades.
She co-owned and ran her own successful independent production company, Real Life Media, making hundreds of hours of programming from BAFTA-nominated children’s docs, to current affairs, magazine, documentary series and one-off peak-time docs and supplying all the major broadcasters.
Her production experience extends to high level business affairs negotiations with major broadcasters, extensive talent and agent handling, negotiating and securing rights, engaging with distributors, over-seeing co-productions, music and archive clearance, budgeting, scheduling and ensuring compliance with gold standard regulatory codes.
Additional roles beyond production include: Founding board member of Screen Yorkshire; Chair of the Yorkshire Media Training Consortium, Advisor to Sheffield Hallam University and more recently part-time lecturing for Leeds Beckett University.
Dave was Co- Founder CEO of pioneering visual effects company Red Vision and lead them to winning two BAFTA awards for BBC’s Battlefield Britain and Hiroshima and Royal Television Society awards for ITV/Granada Titanic, Birth of a Legend and Headcases.
In 1999, David formed Red Vision Virtual Racing Systems, a subsidiary that grew into an industry phenomenon, generating in excess of £7 billion per annum. He headed this venture until 2006, when Inspired Gaming Group Plc acquired Red Vision and its subsidiaries. In 2008 he was part of the team that formed Red Vision VFX and acquired the former Red Vision TV and Film VFX business from INGG.
In November 2014, Dave became founding director of Massive Multiplayer Online company Gamesco, working with a range of UK, China and EU based tv, e-media production and publishing businesses. He is also a Special Advisor to the Department of Economic Development of the Isle of Man Government on digital media and entertainment businesses and the development of this sector on the Isle of Man.
David has been a board member of BAFTA North, and a participant in the Presidential Advisory Board at the University Academy of Arts San Francisco.