Now in its 30th year, the company specializes in award winning lifestyle formats, specialist factual and documentaries with an average output of 15 series and 6 documentaries per year. We have a track record of producing bankable and highly returnable series for the UK, Ireland and international broadcasters from BBC to Channel 4, Discovery Channel to National Geographic, RTÉ to ITV.

Meet the team

Jannine Waddell MBE
Managing Director
As well as overseeing business strategy, Jannine also takes executive responsibility for many of the company’s hit returning series. Before joining Waddell Media in 2003, Jannine worked in London as the BBC’s Editor for travel programming, responsible for long running series such as Holiday.
David Cumming
Managing Editor
David works alongside the managing director on series development and overseeing ongoing productions. He spent a decade as a freelance producer / director in London before moving to Northern Ireland where he has executive produced many of the Company’s productions.
Martin McGinn
Head of Finance
Martin joined as Waddell Media’s Head of Finance in 2015, overseeing the company’s finance and is responsible for all areas of financial management and governance.
Mike McGeagh
Head of Production
Mike has been with Waddell Media since 2008, overseeing all programme output, from initial development and budget negotiations, through production to delivery.
Mark McMaster
Facilities Manager
Mark manages the facilities at Waddell Media. He is responsible for the company's investment in new technologies and maintaining infrastructure.
Johnny Schumann
Creative Director, Flickerpix
Johnny is an experienced Animation Director, heading up Waddell Media’s animation department, Flickerpix. He has a strong background working in Computer Animation, Stop-motion Animation and 2D Animation.
Milene Fegan
Producer/Director
Has over ten years experience working in the television industry, with particular expertise on Irish Language Media. Over the past ten years, Milene has accumulated credits for top broadcasters including RTÉ, UTV, STV, BBC, Channel 4 and TG4. Milene specialises in Irish language factual entertainment and has recently produced two series of Turas Bóthair for TG4.
Jim Thompson
Head of Post Production
Oversees the running of the Avid edit suites. On-line conforming and grading using Davinci Resolve & Avid Symphony. Responsible for technical reviews, file encoding and file based delivery. Management of archiving, hardware / software and shared DDP storage infrastructure.

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