Former BBC Comedy Executive Simon Lupton Joins DLT Entertainment as Consultant
London 13 October 2010. Award-winning production and distribution company, DLT Entertainment, today announced that Simon Lupton has joined the company as a Production Development Consultant. Lupton previously spent three years at the BBC as an executive editor for comedy commissioning, and was a BBC Executive Producer on series such as My Family, which is also made by the company.
In his new role, Lupton will be working alongside to John Bartlett to develop new comedy projects for all UK broadcasters, as well as investigating new business opportunities for the company. Lupton’s BBC his credits include: Catherine Tate: Nan’s Christmas Carol (BBC One), Horne and Corden (BBC Three), Getting On (BBC Four) and Harry and Paul (BBC One).
Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment commented: “When we heard that Simon was leaving The BBC to work on some independent projects, we jumped at the opportunity to work with him. He has a wealth of expertise in the comedy genre, having worked with an impressive list of on and off screen talent. Having worked with him for the last two series of My Family, I know he understands the shared vision that we have for the company and will be invaluable in working alongside John Bartlett, who has been our producer for My Family for the last 11 series”.
Simon Lupton, commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join a company with the wealth of expertise that DLT has. They have a strong tradition of delivering high quality show and I am hugely impressed by their commitment and desire to use that experience to explore a whole range of new possibilities for comedy with both established and raw talent. While at the BBC I had the privilege of being involved as an Exec on a number of terrific shows and now I am relishing this fantastic opportunity offered by Don which enables me to work closely with writers and performers again”.
About DLT Entertainment
With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, 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.
Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple award-winning 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, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.