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DLT has been a leading independent producer in the United States since the 1970s and in the UK since 1985.
DLT created the format business with productions such as Three's Company and Too Close For Comfort based upon the British shows Man About the House and Keep It In the Family to name two.
DLT has had equal success in The UK producing As Time Goes By and My Family, two of the most successful comedies ever run on BBC One.
In 2018, DLT expanded its production base in The United Kingdom with the acquisition of Vera Productions Limited, the first such aquisition byt DLT. Vera is run as a wholey owned subsidiary of DLT Entertainment UK Limited. To learn more about Vera Productions click here.
There was further expansion in 2020 through an investment in Mark Watson's and Lianne Coop's Impatient Productions. Learn more about Impatient Productions here.
As part of DLT's investment Gag Reflex, a regional production company was founded in Manchester. Learn more about Gag Reflex Productions here.
Donald Taffner, Jr. Appointed International Emmy Gala Chairman
In honor of DLT Entertainment's 60th Anniversary, Donald Taffner, Jr. has been appointeded Chariman of this year's International Emmy Awards Gala where the leading television producers from around the world showcase their programming and compete to be recognized at the prestigious International Emmy® Awards with over one thousand international broadcasting, production and distribution executives convene to celebrate the best in global television.
DLT Steps In To Fund Edinburgh Comedy Awards
When the sponsors for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards did not renew causing this year's awards to be in doubt, DLT Entertainment stepped in to fund and unsure another year of this prestigious award.
DLT anticipates that this will be the first of a multi year commitment to ensure the awards continue for years to come.
Congratulations to this year's DLT Entertainment Newcomer Award Winner Urooj Ashfaq!
DLT Companies Had over 45 Shows At This Years Edinburgh Fringe
Blue Book Artist Management, Gag Reflex Productions, The Soho Agency and Impatient Production's combined either represent and produce over 45 shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Congratulations to our award winning and nominated acts:
- Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - Comedians' Choice Awards 2023 Best Show
- Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - (ISH) Edinburgh Awards Best Show
- Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show Nominee
- Dan Tiernan: Going Under - (ISH) Edinburgh Awards Best Newcomer
- Dan Tiernan: Going Under - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee
See a list of DLT shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
BBC Scotland Pilots The Remotely Amusing Gameshow
Pilot broadcast on BBC Scotland Aptil 11.
Broadcast on April 11, Karen Dunbar hosts a new comedy game show featuring daft challenges from people across the nation. Can you bake a cake in the shape of a famous celebrity? Recreate a moment from history in your front room? Karen and her celebrity guests Sanjeev Kohli, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Ray Bradshaw want to know!
Watch on BBC iPlayer.
DLT's Second Audible Production, Panic Room Is Now Available
News is everywhere and it’s all bad! So, John Robins has sealed himself in his panic room and he won’t come out until the world’s fixed. Did you know that we’re rapidly running out of Grave Space? Or that the increasing convenience of modern life is slowly infantilizing us? When is someone going to stop social media ripping society apart? And is it possible to eat anything at all without contributing to the destruction of the planet? Each episode John discovers something that makes him so anxious he can barely sit still, and his two trusted comedian advisors Olga Koch and Eshaan Akbar compete to find an ingenious solution by consulting with experts and road-testing ideas.
Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Extra review (41:00 mark)>
Very Modern Quests Now Available On Audible
Join Quest Master Alice Levine as she guides celebrity guests including Greg James, Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Joe Lycett through an everyday adventure with the help of character comedian Emma Sidi, embodying the everyday individuals we’d rather avoid. Listen in as they navigate their way through a choose-their-own adventure game with a difference; no goblins, no elves, just the nitty gritty of everyday life and no idea what’s about to happen.
Watch a trailer featuring Joe Lycett and Rose Matafeo>
CBBC's Monster Court Available On iPlayer
is aimed at 6 – 12-year-olds and is centred around a monster puppet, the Rt Hon Judge Martin Smudge, who dishes out justice for children who send in their light hearted problems, such as embarrassing parents, boring teachers, bedtimes or being made to do things like eat vegetables or wear shoes. Children apply with their crimes and Judge Smudge delivers justice in the form of a monstrous punishment.
DLT Invests In Gag Reflex, Creates Regional Indie
DLT continues its expansion into talent management and live comedy with a significant investment in Manchester based Gag Reflex Limited. As part of the investment, DLT and Gag Reflex will form new regional indie Gag Reflex Productions to be based out of Gag Reflex's offices in Manchester.
DLT Entertainment Invests In Impatient Productions
DLT entertainment has joined forces with Impatient Productions, the independent creative production company set up by comedian Mark Watson and ex BBC producer Lianne Coop with a significant investment.
Katya Balfour-Lynn Joins DLT as Development Producer
Former United Agents live comedy producer has worked with talent including Tom Rosenthal, Nick Mohammed, Richard Gadd, Lloyd Griffith. Nick Helm, Katherine Ryan, Ben Bailey Smith, DENIM, Kieran Hodgson, Spencer Jones, Liam Williams, Cardinal Burns, Tim Renkow, Natasia Demetriou & Ellie White, Maddie Rice, Lucy McCormick, Angelos Epithemiou and many more.
Katya joins the DLT team tasked with developing both scripted and unscripted comedy and entertainment projects.
Darren Smith Appointed DLT's Creative Director
Phil Tredinnick joins as Head of Entertainment Development
They have been tasked with developing new entertainment and comedy formats for domestic and international audiences. Smith will report directly to Donald Taffner Jr., President of DLT Entertainment, with Tredinnick and the current DLT team reporting into Smith.
Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit
Award winning comedian and well-known gaming and technology fan Dara O Briain (Mock the week, Robot Wars) hosts celebrating the world of video games. Part comedy panel show, part physical game show and wholly competitive, each week Dara is joined by guest stars who battle it out – very vocally and passionately!