WHO IS RICHARD DREW?

Hello there – I’m Richard Drew, and this is my blog, Remote Patrolled. Thanks for stopping by and taking a read. Please explore the site, leave lots of comments – and tell all your friends!

As you can tell I’m a TV producer – and have been working in the industry for over 15 years now. So when it comes to TV I’ve got a LOT of opinions on everything from reality TV to primetime dramas to industry politics to behind the scenes behavior. Remote Patrolled is my forum to share these opinions – and for you to answer back.

If you want to know my career history – well I was born and raised in England and after leaving university spent 10 years working in the British TV industry on such shows as The Big Breakfast, Big Brother, Survivor, BBC music talent show Fame Academy and the UK version of Best Week Ever. I learned a lot working in the UK TV scene where budgets are tight and ideas are allowed to flourish. It made me a really strong producer and gave me the chance to work in a lot of different fields.

In 2005 I emigrated to America where I set up the UK arm of a Brit TV production company before starting my own outfit, Savannah Media, with my partner Roger in 2009.

Since arriving in the US I’ve worked on a whole range of shows and for a wide variety of networks including: Fox, E, Vh1, A&E, TLC, Travel, History, Sundance, Lifetime, G4, Fox Reality, Fuse, Teen Nick and, ahem, Playboy TV!

It’s been an amazing experience and I’m very grateful to work in the US TV industry – which I consider to be the best in the world.

I’ve been featured in Broadcast magazine and the book How To Get A Job In TV. I’ve spoken at the Realscreen TV Festival, The New York TV Festival and been a judge for the 2007 Indie Short Film Festival. I’ve also written for The Pink Paper, Britain’s largest gay newspaper, and recently have been a guest critic for  The Atlantic.

If you’d like to email me personally please drop me a line at [email protected]

Enjoy the site!

Richard