Renowned Films was founded in January 2013 by long term BBC Radio presenter Duane Jones
and award winning Producer / Directors Max Welch and Tim Withers
Founder / Director of Development
Tim has produced hundreds of hours of digital and broadcast content, and has worked with some of the world's leading production companies and brands, including Gillette and Adidas. Tim has directed some of the world's most established talent from Nicki Minaj to Ronaldo and has developed and produced projects with ad agencies, global brands and major networks.
Founder / Creative Director
Max is an award winning creative with a background in music, factual entertainment and current affairs programming. He is Broadcast Magazine’s youngest Hotshot Awards Winner to date recognized as a true innovator and leading example of a new generation of content creators that are not only changing the way TV is made today, but laying the foundations for a shift in how content will be made in the years to come.
Duane Jones was headhunted by the BBC to spearhead the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2002; and has spent the last 14 years working across the broadcast industries. Duane was with BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for 12 years where he won a Sony Gold Award. Duane has since produced high profile programming for the BBC, MTV and 5 Live on digital and broadcast platforms.
Head of Factual
Lina Prestwood is Head of Factual at Renowned Films following a decade of commissioning on both traditional and digital platforms. Prior to joining Renowned she was executive producer at VICE UK, commissioned documentaries at Channel 4 and prior to that was Head of Content at Current TV. Lina’s happy place is factual storytelling in all shapes and sizes.
Robert is a highly motivated, creative Development Executive - with extensive experience in developing projects for major Broadcasters and Brands. He’s worked at some of the UK’s leading Production Companies and Broadcasters including Potato and BBC3. Robert works across Renowned’s creative development slate, driving ideas across all platforms.
Head of Production
Daniel is a a highly experienced, motivated and innovative Head of Production with a proven track record across different genres and broadcasters, successfully managing multi-team productions both in studio and on location. Daniel has worked on a plethora of factual and entertainment programmes, and was responsible for delivering Channel 5's most successful series to date.
Non Executive Director
Jonathan is a BAFTA award winning multi-skilled content executive with more than 20 years in the broadcast industry. He was Vice President of Programming at Disney where he was responsible for all programming and production strategies across Disney EMEA. Jonathan sits on the Renowned board, concentrating on company strategy and growth.