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DLT Entertainment Adds Richard Boden To Development Team

LONDON 1st November 2019: Award-winning production and distribution company, DLT Entertainment, continues to strengthen its foothold in scripted comedy with the appointment of Richard Boden as Head of Scripted Development.

BAFTA-winning producer Richard has been tasked with developing new scripted projects for the My Family and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit firm. Richard will report to Darren Smith, DLT’s Creative Director.

His track record as a executive producer and director includes credits such as Motherland, IT Crowd, Upstart Crow, Count Arthur Strong and Blackadder Goes Forth. Prior to joining DLT he served as Director of Programmes for Graham Linehan’s Delightful Industries. His early career saw stints at Carlton and Central TV as Head of Comedy. As a freelancer he directed Time Gentlemen Please for Sky and The Sketch Show for ITV.

The hire follows Phil Tredinnick joining the company as Head of Entertainment Development and group’s recent investments in Blue Book Management (formerly CKP), Soho Agency, Andrew Roach Talent, and MMB Creative, as it seeks to create greater synergy between talent and the creation of original content.

Donald Taffner Jr., President of DLT Entertainment, said; “DLT is a leading independent producer with a rich comic history few can match. I look forward to working with Richard as he develops and produces our next hit comedy.”

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DLT continues its role as owner and manager of the Shaftsbury Theatre where & Juliet opend November 22.

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Further information:
Natasha Roberts, on behalf of DLT Entertainment: natasha.roberts@premiercomms.com | +44 200 7292 5094
Charlie Wainwright, on behalf of DLT: charlie.wainwright@premiercomms.com | +44 020 7292 7372

NOTES TO EDITORS

About DLT Entertainment:
With headquarters in London and New York, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK where it owns London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Sr., the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. It has enjoyed terrific success in its fifty-six year history with legendary hits on both sides of the Atlantic including the multiple award-winning and BBC Trust praised sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition, DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood, The Russ Abbot Show, Michel LeGrand and Friends, and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.

In 2018 DLT expanded its own production activities in the United Kingdom through the acquisition of Vera Productions whose past productions include Getting On, Million Pound Jewellers, Bremner, Bird, and Fortune, and numerous Dispatches such as President Trump’s Dirty Secrets and Politicians for Hire: Cashing in on Brexit.

DLT is also a significant player in the artist management business with key investments in The Soho Agency, Milburn Browning Associates, Blue Book Artist Management, The Galton Agency, and Andrew Roach Talent.

The Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where & Juliet is currently in previews and will open ater this month, is owned by DLT.

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