Stuart Snaith, MD of Fotofit Productions, has worked in publishing and television for over 30 years. His contacts in the entertainment business and other industry sectors, his understanding of talent and his experience as both buyer and seller of intellectual property, give him a unique insight into the more imaginative opportunities to package and sell bright ideas around the world.
Stuart is co-founding director of NextUp, a new and exciting comedy platform, which launched on 15th November. NextUp is dedicated to supporting comedians and sharing their extraordinary talent. In a soft launch, new content will be fed out every week over the next few months, giving subscribers a good sense of what is available and how quickly the service can grow. New filming is being planned for the New Year, as well as some additional catalogue sets. Reaction from talent has been hugely encouraging and there is no doubt that NextUp supports their careers at a time when the retail DVD market has all but disappeared and TV remains elusive for many.
Stuart Snaith is actively involved
in devising original live, digital and
broadcast formats for key talent.
He launched Ad Lib at
the Edinburgh Festival - one of the most successful shows ever to launch in Edinburgh, with 3,000 tickets sold over 5 nights - which is
now in development for TV, and he
is responsible for staging new live
comedy and in-conversation shows at
the Olympic Cinema in Barnes and Glastonbury.
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Stuart Snaith works with writers, performers and producers to develop programming, identify appropriate production partners and broker deals. He currently has in development two scripted series as well as shows in sport, kids’ animation and factual entertainment, and the live show Ad Lib, which broke records at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.
Stuart Snaith provides insightful advice on publishing opportunities in all formats, identifying appropriate publishing and distribution partners and brokering deals. Current clients include Shazam Productions (Only Fools and Horses), Endor Productions (Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang), and North One Productions (Guy Martin). Stuart is also on the UK launch team of the extraordinary app Mikz.
Stuart Snaith sets up partnerships between writers and producers and corporations looking to fulfil their social responsibilities through inspiring media productions. Projects are ongoing with A Sense of Calm and the London Bus Theatre Co, addressing dementia care and teenage bullying respectively, as well as a project tackling dyslexia.