The British Film Designers Guild is extremely fortunate to benefit from the experience, skills and expertise of three Producers, who work in both Film and Television and have kindly agreed to be our Patrons.
Dean Baker is a partner at Hardy, Son & Baker the production company he founded with Tom Hardy in 2013. HSB has a TV first look deal with FX Studios. Dean was most recently an Executive Producer on A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the hit TV series TABOO for BBC One and FX. Along with his partner Tom Hardy, Dean is set to produce ONCE A PILGRIM with Working Title Films, WARLORD with Carnival Films and Universal, SHACKLETON with Studio Canal.
Kate is a freelance drama producer. Her executive producer credits include the Scott Free/Hardy Son and Baker BBC/FX dramas A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starring Guy Pearce and TABOO, starring Tom Hardy both written by Steven Knight. She is currently an Executive Producer for Snowed In Productions where she is prepping TOO CLOSE starring Emily Watson which starts shooting in the spring. Kate’s producing credits include the first two seasons of the ground-breaking, BAFTA award-winning series, MISFITS for Channel 4.
Sally Debonnaire is Director of Production for ITV Studios and has responsibility for leading ITV Studios production management strategy to deliver and support the ongoing creative renewal and growth plans of ITV covering all ITV Studios UK and International production entities, including UK acquisitions. She began her 30 year career at London Weekend Television and went on to work at Talkback Productions as Head of Production and then Managing Director, before going on to become Chief Operating Officer at Talkback Thames. She spent 2 years at Avalon Television as Managing Director and then joined the BBC as Controller Production Operations, Vision Productions, the BBC’s in-house production department. Sally has worked on a raft of iconic TV series including: THE BILL, X-FACTOR, HARRY HILL’S TV BURP, EASTENDERS, STRICTLY COME DANCING, TOP GEAR and FROZEN PLANET to name but a few.