About Bad Wolf

Bad Wolf was founded to create ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the UK, US and global TV markets.  An independent scripted production company based in South Wales, London and Los Angeles, Bad Wolf is the result of over 15 years of creative collaboration between founders Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and the production and creative community of Wales. 

The Bad Wolf story began when Jane, Julie and DOCTOR WHO head writer Russell T Davies, re-imagined the iconic series and decided to base the production in Cardiff, where it remains to this day.  DOCTOR WHO was the spark that led to a drama renaissance in the Welsh television industry, that saw TORCHWOOD, THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, SHERLOCK, ATLANTIS, MERLIN and CASUALTY all shoot in the Welsh capital and build a creative community that continues to this day.

After relocating to Los Angeles to lead BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions, Jane and Julie continued to bring innovative drama production to Wales with three seasons of the award-winning series DA VINCI’S DEMONS for the US Network Starz and a global audience through Fox International.  Bad Wolf is their third act. 

Just as the ninth Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler scattered a message to the Doctor via BAD WOLF, throughout time and space, the Bad Wolf team has sent a message to the world that Wales is a centre of creative excellence, built around a vibrant production industry. 

Enjoying a strong partnership and launched with support from Welsh Government, Bad Wolf founded Wolf Studios Walesa world-class production facility in Cardiff, and Screen Alliance Wales, an education and training scheme to engage with emerging talent to grow, nurture and build skills across the creative industries. 

Why Wales?  It was always about Wales, a country that embraces the arts and industry in equal measure.  

God’s own country of beauty, poetry, history and hard graft.

Filming in Wales transformed the lives of founders Jane and Julie. After working all over the world, they knew there was only one choice of home for their new production company, Bad Wolf.  Wales had the breadth, depth and capability necessary to grow its creative industries.

In founding Bad Wolf Jane and Julie have started a production company that is creating drama with global reach, that is building worldwide momentum for the local industry with the ambition to provide employment 52 weeks of the year for the crews and establishing Wales as a long lasting centre of excellence.

The Team

Jane Tranter

Founder


Jane Tranter is one of the most highly celebrated television producers in the UK. A recipient of the BAFTA Special Award for her contribution to television, Jane started her career…

Julie Gardner

Founder


Julie Gardner is best known for her work as Head of Drama, BBC Wales. Alongside Russell T Davies, Julie spearheaded the revival of BAFTA-wining Doctor Who, as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Natasha Hale

Chief Operating Officer


Natasha Hale ran a music management and publishing company with investment from Sony Music, before a successful career as a senior civil servant in the Welsh government. She moved on…

Mary Furlong

Head of Finance


Mary joined Bad Wolf in November 2017 after working as Finance Director for the Windmill Lane Group, one of the biggest digital VFX and post production companies in Ireland.  Prior…

Hannah Wylie

Head of Legal and Business Affairs


Hannah heads up the legal and business affairs team at Bad Wolf. She joined in 2019 from Amazon Studios, where she was the legal lead for the EU Originals team,…

Lachlan MacKinnon

Executive Producer


Lachlan joined Bad Wolf in 2017 having completed The White Princess for US cable network Starz. Prior to that he produced the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated single drama Burton…

Ryan Rasmussen

SVP, Creative Affairs


Ryan started his career in 2008 as a Story Editor with Laura Ziskin Productions, working across a slate of both film and television projects, including the development of Lee Daniels’…

David P. Davis

Executive Producer


David P. Davis is an Executive Producer at Bad Wolf. He joined Bad Wolf in June 2018, having previously worked as a freelance Script Executive for Left Bank Pictures and…

Ellen Marsh

Creative Director


Ellen is Creative Director at Bad Wolf. She joined the company as a Development Executive in 2017, and became Head of Development in 2018. As Creative Director, Ellen works across…

Ifty Khan

Senior Business Affairs and Legal Executive


Ifty is a solicitor who led the BBC Wales Studios team before joining Bad Wolf in early 2017. He’s previously worked on both independent and in house drama deals, including…

Gabriella Ricci

Production Executive


Gabriella Ricci first started her TV/Film career working in Factual Entertainment and managed a range of fast paced extreme sports programmes for Channel 4, ITV and Eurosport, to name a…

Zina Wegrzynski

Development Executive


Zina joined Bad Wolf in 2019 as a Development Executive. Before this she was at Kindle Entertainment for four years, where she developed and script edited multiple projects including The…

Anna Fywell

Development Editor


Anna joined Bad Wolf in 2018 and works across a diverse range of projects on the development slate. Prior to Bad Wolf, Anna was the PA to Faith Penhale at…

Bethan Evans

Script Executive


Bethan joined Bad Wolf in April 2018 as script editor. After studying Film and Literature at Warwick University, she spent the first ten years of her career in London, including…

Gavin Mears

Corporate Accountant


Gavin joined Bad Wolf as Corporate Accountant in July 2018 having previously worked in a similar role in the Aviation industry. A graduate in Accounting from Cardiff University, he has…

Trevenan Walther

Junior Business Affairs and Legal Executive


Trevenan joined Bad Wolf in early 2019. A graduate in Biochemical Engineering from Bath Uni Trevenan lived in Hong Kong for several years, first researching influenza at HKU and then…

Michelle Kay

Operational Assistant


Michelle graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Business Management. She has always held a passion for the creative industries – predominantly in theatre where she has performed and…

Selam Tesfaselassie

Finance Assistant


Selam worked as an account assistant at various private and public organisations including the Liberty Stadium and Companies House before joining Bad Wolf in April 2018.

Cat Taylor

Executive Assistant to Jane Tranter


Cat graduated with a degree in War Studies from Kings College London before pursuing her love of great storytelling into the world of Film and TV. She has worked as…

Raysham Evren Sall

Finance Assistant


Raysham is a Finance Assistant at Bad Wolf who aspires to be a qualified accountant in the near future. He joined Bad Wolf in October 2018. Raysham has previously worked…

Megan Beckett

Development Assistant


Megan joined the Bad Wolf team in January 2020 where she oversees submissions and assists the development team with their respective projects. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree…

Anna Evans

Paralegal


Anna joined Bad Wolf in January 2020 from Avalon Entertainment, where she assisted the legal and business affairs team on both scripted and unscripted shows. Prior to this, Anna spent…

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