Independently Family Run Since 1963

Independently Family Run Since 1963

Family run since its founding in 1963, DLT Entertainment is a leading company in the television and video production industry. Its innovations have lead to new ways to produce and market programs around the world. Just as the company has evolved as the television landscape has changed, DLT has now expanded into live entertainment and talent representation.
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Three's Company, Too Close For Comfort, My Family, Benny Hill, Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, and As Time Goes By are but a few shows produced by DLT Entertainment over the years. Today original development is based out of the London office with development based on existing formats based in the New York and London.
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Since 1963, DLT Entertainment has built an impressive history of success — producing and distributing its own programs, and marketing programs produced by others in the U.S. and around the world.
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Starting with a minority share in 1986, today DLT owns 100% of the Shaftesbury Theatre and is London's longest tenured theatre owner. In addition to producing its own shows, DLT has general managed third party productions at the Shaftesbury and other venues..
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Talent Representation

Talent Representation

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd either wholly or partly own a number of UK Talent Agencies to create synergy between the talent management business and television production as well as live production. The agencies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Live Comedy

Live Comedy

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd has continued its expansion into live performance with key investments in live comedy promoters to further the synergy between the talent management business and television production. Just like the talent agency investments, these companies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Audio Production

Audio Production

In 2020, DLT expanded into the world of podcasting and audio production with the release of podcasts When No ones Watching and National Treasures. In 2021 DLT produced Very Modern Quests, its first podcast for Audible.
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DLT Entertainment is a family owned independent TV production and distribution company that has achieved unrivaled success in the industry. Its innovations have fostered the growth of program sales, co-productions, format sales, and new methods of production and distribution in The United States, The United Kingdom, and around the world which are now industry standards.

Its business has expanded to include ownership of London's Shaftesbury Theatre, London's largest independently owned theater, ownership stakes in a number of United Kingdom based talent agencies and live comedy promoters, and has recently expanded into podcasting and audio production.

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Eleanor Lang Appointed Chief Executive Of The Shaftesbury Theatre
Eleanor Lang, who is currently Executive Director of Stratford East, takes over the role currently held by James Williams in November 2024.

Williams - who has led the Shaftesbury Theatre for over 20 years, during which time he has overseen the most successful artistic and financial period in the history of the theatre - will continue to work alongside Eleanor in an advisory capacity.

Time Of The Week: New Character Comedy Series Launches 11pm 6th July on BBC Radio 4
Time Of The Week parodies live women’s current affairs and talk shows and stars BAFTA award winning actress Sian Clifford and is Created by award-winning comedian and former BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour producer Lorna Rose Treen and Jonathan Oldfield
Comedy Script Showcase Launched For Edinburgh Fringe
DLT ENTERTAINMENT and MONKEY BARREL COMEDY to showcase scripts from emerging writing talent, performed by leading comedians and directed by Ed Bye.

Each day of the Fringe, one of four selected scripts will be brought to life by a cast of top comedians, after a brief warm-up by an MC, with 5-6 performers per show. This will provide creatives with a unique opportunity to gain real-time feedback on their work, as well as giving audiences a rare glimpse behind the TV development curtain, seeing some of the best new scriptwriting in UK comedy before channel commissioners do.

DLT Launches 80’S Sitcom Flashback, First Fast Channel Curated To Celebrate The Zany Old School TV Comedies Of The Iconic Eighties
The first FAST Channel exclusively curated to celebrate the zany, heartwarming and addictive situation comedies that dominated primetime TV in the iconic eighties will utilize DLT's library of classic sitcoms to launch 80’s Sitcom Flashback across FAST streaming platforms beginning this month. The channel, which debuts on global streaming media platform Plex, will roll out across other streaming platforms including Free Movies Plus and Anoki in the second quarter 2024.

Watch the promotional trailer.

DLT Companies Have 67 Shows At This Year's Edinburgh Fringe
DLT Entertainment UK Limited and its affiliated companies Blue Book Artist Management, Gag Reflex Productions, The Soho Agency, Milburn Browning Associates, and Impatient Productions combined are either representing or producing 67 shows at the 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

See a list of DLT shows at the 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mrs. Doubtfire Extends Run To 2025, Adds Sunday Show At The Shaftesbury Theatre
The hit musical Mrs. Doubtfire has extended its run until 2025 and added a Sunday show!.

After losing custody in a messy divorce, Out-of-work actor Daniel creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.

Read the reviews: What's On Stage | The Times | Timeout | The Telegraph | City AM

DLT Entertainment Licenses 2024 Olivier Awards to Britbox
It was a perfect match - the London version of the Tonys (presented by The Society of London Theatres) and streaming service BritBox. Thanks to the deal brokered by DLT Entertainment, BritBox subscribers in US, Canada and Australia can now exclusively watch the star-studded ceremony. This is the first time The Olivier Awards have been available outside The UK.
Fuller Voices Re-Brands As Bedford Square Voices (BSV)
Retaining a portfolio of over 70 existing clients, the re-brand is bolstered by the addition of Alexei Sayle, Georgina Cudby, Michelle Ogundehin, Craig Blake, and Bruce Langley to their books and follows the recent departure of Becky Fuller from Fuller Voices Ltd. Under the interim leadership of Michele Milburn, co-owner of BSV and Managing Director of MMB Creative, working alongside advertising executive Tania Feeley, the company is now poised to seize new opportunities and drive unprecedented growth.
BBC Radio 4 Picks Up Two Series From DLT
The Many Wrongs of Lord Christian Brighty stars TikTok’s answer to Mr Darcy, Christian Brighty, in his first radio sitcom, in which the Regency rake tries to make amends for his past misdeeds.

Award-winning new comedian and former Woman’s Hour producer Lorna Rose Treen, with co-writer Jonathan Oldfield, parodies women's current affairs and talk shows in Time of the Week, alongside a brilliant cast of comedians and actors.

DLT Steps In To Fund 2023 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.

Congratulations to this year's DLT Entertainment Newcomer Award Winner Urooj Ashfaq!

BBC Streams 11,000,000 hours of My Family
At the 2023 BBC Comedy Festival held in May in Cardiff, Wales, Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy, announced the incredible success that MY FAMILY is enjoying on BBC iPlayer where over 11,000,000 ours of the classic family comedy were watched on iPLayer in 2022 alone.
Watch on iPlayer.
Next Stage of Shaftesbury's Master Plan Completed
The 1911 bar is the latest in a series of major works which have been undertaken at the Grade II listed building including a second private hospitality space, the Taffner Suite, a cutting-edge air-conditioning system to reduce energy costs, a lift which allows people with mobility issues, and the addition of thirteen spaces for wheelchairs in the Theatre’s auditorium.
Donald Taffner, Jr. Int’l Emmy Gala Chairman
In honor of DLT Entertainment's 60th Anniversary, Donald Taffner, Jr. was the 2023 Chairman of the International Emmy Awards Gala where programs from around the world 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.
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