We are a team of creatives that have started an IP company, and are presently engaged in optioning and creating original scripted and non-scripted material for the international television market. With dozens of credits and awards to our names, we want to tell extraordinary stories that deserve to find the largest possible audience.
Ambitious, inquisitive and experienced we want to create IP with long lasting benefits to the production community of Scotland.
Paul McGuigan is a Scottish Director and Executive Producer of feature films and television series. His list of film credits include LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL and GANGSTER NO.1.
McGuigan originated from a background in fashion and music photography. After which he embarked on a series of documentaries in the UK.
McGuigan directed the Primetime Emmy Award and BAFTA TV nominated series SHERLOCK for the BBC. McGuigan has also directed and executive produced pilots in the US for critically acclaimed TV series SCANDAL, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, and LUKE CAGE.
Stuart Cosgrove is from Perth, Scotland, and is a writer and broadcaster. He was a staff writer with Echoes and media editor of the NME, and is widely regarded as the UK’s most influential writer on the history of soul music for his epic trilogy: Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul (nominated as Best Music Book of 2016), Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul (winner of the Penderyn Music Prize), and Harlem 69: The Future of Soul. Stuart’s personal history of northern soul, Young Soul Rebels, was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Prize in 2017.
Stuart has a doctorate from Hull University; honorary doctorates from Stirling University, the University of Abertay, Napier University, Edinburgh and John Moores University, Liverpool and has studied Innovation and Creativity Leadership at Harvard University and is an Advanced Management Graduate from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a respected television executive who has won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics in 2012. His recent book Cassius X was published in 2021, in the UK, Germany and USA
Paul Murray is a BAFTA Scotland, RTS and Banff Rocky award winning producer with over 20 years of UK and International television experience. He has worked in scripted and non-scripted production in many of the biggest production companies in the UK- including Endemol, Objective, IWC and True North. As creator of C4’s long running and multi-award winning series Location, Location, Location, as well as the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and its Celebrity spin-offs, he has created many of the longest lasting and most successful network series produced from Scotland. In addition to his network production credits, he has lectured about format production and development in China, and at the University of Westminster. He is a fine art graduate from Glasgow School of Art.
the battle for the soul of america
This is a story of the nation’s darkest days — the aftermath of a failed war in Vietnam and the scarred economic landscapes of urban America. Surveillance is in its infancy and a group of compromised individuals are targeting the lives of ordinary people who are mostly oblivious to the fact that they are being spied upon. This is a story about America spying on itself.