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Michael Brader


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With 25 years’ experience, Michael is the go-to UK corporate adviser in the independent television production sector, where he has advised on over 100 investments and sales.

“I engage with creatives on a daily basis, whether they are producers, writers, directors, commissioners or on-screen talent. I ensure they never have to contend with jargon and always clearly understand each stage of the transaction. My work leaves them free to focus on the key creative decisions.

When clients set up new TV production companies, I draw on my experience to help create business plans, to identify and engage with potential investors and then to package deals to turn my clients’ ideas into scalable businesses.

I also advise on the sale of production companies. I’ll negotiate the best possible deal for my clients with a focus on the points that really matter.”

Recent Experience +

Television Production Disposals

  • Rise Films sale to Newen
  • Element Pictures sale to Fremantle
  • Bad Wolf sale to Sony Pictures
  • Drama Republic sale to Mediawan
  • Red Planet sale to Asacha
  • Silverback Films sale to All3 Media
  • Eleven Film majority sale to Sony
  • Naked Entertainment sale to Fremantle
  • Whisper Films part sale to Sony Pictures
  • Sister Pictures sale to Freelands
  • Fulwell 73 part sale to Valence Media
  • Eleventh Hour Films part sale to Sony
  • Sid Gentle Films sale to BBC Studios
  • Two Brothers Pictures sale to All3Media
  • True North Productions sale to Sky
  • Pulse Films sale to Vice Media
  • Love Productions sale to Sky
  • Neal Street Productions sale to All3Media
  • Mammoth Screen sale to ITV
  • Raw TV sale to Discovery
  • The Garden Productions sale to ITV
  • Left Bank Pictures sale to Sony
  • Big Talk Productions sale to ITV
  • Twofour management sale to ITV
  • Twofour sale to Boom Pictures
  • Blast! Films sale to Sky
  • Windfall Films sale to Argonon
  • Firecracker Films sale to Tinopolis
  • Betty TV sale to Discovery
  • Base Productions sale to Tinopolis
  • CPL Productions sale to Red Arrow
  • Znak & Jones sale to Sky
  • Passion Distribution sale to Tinopolis
  • Remedy Productions sale to Argonon
  • Magical Elves sale to Tinopolis
  • September Films sale to DCD Media
  • Optomen TV sale to All3Media
  • Playmaker Media sale to Sony
  • Transparent TV sale to Argonon

Television Production Acquisitions

  • Blue Ant acquisition of Drive Media Rights
  • Fulwell 73 acquisition of Creativity Media
  • Endemol acquisition of Tiger Aspect
  • Shine acquisition of Kudos Film and Television
  • Endemol acquisition of Tigress Productions
  • Endemol acquisition of Darlow Smithson
  • Endemol acquisition of Artists Studio
  • Keo Films acquisition of Mara Media
  • Endemol Shine acquisition of OP Talent

Television Production Investments

  • Pure Fiction Television investment by See-Saw Films and Hamilton Hodell
  • Freedom Scripted Entertainment investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Riff Raff Entertainment investment by Calculus Capital
  • Boffola Pictures investment by Lookout Point
  • Maven Pictures investment by Calculus Capital
  • The Lighthouse Film and Television investment by Sky
  • Longboat Pictures investment by Sky
  • Raindog Films investment by Calculus Capital
  • 110% Content investment by Freelands
  • South Shore Productions investment by ITV
  • Five Mile Films investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • True Vision Yorkshire investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Firebird Pictures investment by BBC Studios
  • Ray Film & TV investment by Endeavor Content and Tortola Media
  • Wise Owl label deal with Lime Pictures
  • Genial Productions investment by ITV
  • Moonage Pictures investment by BBC Studios
  • Koska investment by ITV
  • Label1 investment by Fremantle
  • Stolen Picture investment by Sony
  • Bad Wolf investment by Sky and HBO
  • Bad Wolf investment by Access Entertainment
  • Parable Ventures investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Firecrest Pictures investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Access Entertainment joint venture with BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point (Benchmark TV)
  • Barcroft Media investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Blueprint Television investment by Sony
  • Sugar Films investment by Sky
  • Fable Pictures investment by Sony
  • Endemol Shine investment in Douglas Road Productions
  • Full Fat TV investment by Fremantle Media
  • Talos Films investment by Sky and October Films
  • Lightbox investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Whisper Films investment by Channel 4 Fund
  • Monumental Television investment by ITV
  • Possessed TV investment by ITV
  • Naked Entertainment investment by Fremantle Media
  • Scarlet Media investment by Sony
  • Argonon investment in Britespark Films
  • Argonon investment in Blacklisted Films
  • Projector Pictures investment by Fremantle Media
  • Pulse Films fundraising
  • Big Balls Media fundraising
  • Greenbird Media investment in Big Light Productions
  • Optomen One Potato Two Potato joint venture with Gordon Ramsay
  • Two Halves Productions investment by All3Media
  • Red Sky Productions investment by a consortium
  • Moon River TV investment by a consortium


  • Manchester United acquisition of ITV’s interest in MUTV
  • Virgin Media Setanta Sports News Channel joint venture with Setanta
  • The International Cricket Council on constitutional matters
  • Perform Group IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • Perform Group acquisition of Goal.com
  • Perform Group acquisition of Runningball
  • Perform Group acquisition of Opta Sports Data
  • Perform Group acquisition of Mackolik
  • Perform Group Sporting News joint venture with Advance Media
  • Perform Group acquisition of Global Sports Media
  • Perform Group acquisition of Sportal Australia
  • Perform Group acquisition of Spox
  • Perform Group acquisition of Match en Direct

Other Sector Investments and M&A

  • Ubisoft acquisition of Future Games of London
  • ITV disposal of JFMG to Arqiva
  • Reservoir Media acquisition of Reverb Music
  • JimJam Television sale to Zone Media
  • Industex acquisition of Best Direct TV Channels
  • Access Industries investment in Crowdsurge
  • Access Industries investment in GetTaxi
  • Access Industries investment in Vigoda
  • WeRInteractive fundraising
  • Rightster fundraising
  • Ingenious media fundraising