about double yellow
Mark Wells and Glen Middleham have over 50 years of television production experience between them and have produced and directed some of the world’s biggest stars and top hosting talent, eliciting award winning performances from many.
They have executive produced, produced and directed some of the biggest titles on British television including The Royal Variety Performance, Top of the Pops, The BRIT Awards, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Parkinson, University Challenge, Brainiac, Stars In Their Eyes, The BAFTA Awards, Children In Need, An Audience With..., It’ll Be Alright On The Night, Don’t Try This At Home!, You’ve Been Framed! and The Paul O’Grady Show.
Mark was Controller of Entertainment at ITV Studios from 2004 to 2009. During this period he was responsible for a department with a turnover of around £60m and an output of almost 500 hours of entertainment programming a year. From 1999 to 2004 he was Controller of Entertainment at Carlton Productions, during which the department’s turnover grew from £2.5m to almost £20m.
Mark was Executive Producer of The BRIT Awards from 1999 to 2009, and sat on the Executive Boards of Action Time Limited, Event Television and Screenstage Limited.
Outside the UK he also executive produced two entertainment series for American television – TV’s Naughtiest Blunders from Around The World for FOX in 2003, and Hit Me Baby One More Time! for NBC.
Glen began his television career at Granada Television in Manchester working on productions ranging from Stars In Their Eyes and You’ve Been Framed, to This Is My Moment and Soap Fever. Glen was Executive Producer for Entertainment at ITV Studios until 2009, where he was responsible for the department’s biggest shows, working closely with some of the highest profile names in the British entertainment industry.
He is a multi-award winning Producer (4 Royal Television Society Awards, 2 Regional Royal Television Society Awards, 2 British Comedy Awards, 2 New York Film and Television Golds, the Montreux Rose D’Or and a BAFTA nomination). In the summer of 2005 his NBC series Hit Me Baby One More Time! was the number one title on American network television (18-49 demo, Nielsen ratings, July 2005).
From 2009 Mark and Glen launched their first independent production company Rain Media Entertainment, which completed its full sale to The Tinopolis Group in Autumn 2015.
In 2016 Mark and Glen incorporated double yellow.
While most of our experience is in delivering big ticket entertainment shows, in the last few years we have concentrated on producing formatted factual or documentary pieces, bringing a skillset developed in years of making entertainment into our new work in factual television. This has served us well; our ability to access high profile talent, combined with a special attention to how our content is shot and paced, has endeared us to factual commissioners who have, on the whole, been neglected by entertainment producers.
We have developed a strong reputation as producers who can deliver big names to projects, and as producers who think carefully about every format beat and casting nuance.
We aim to be one of the most reliable, respected and trusted creators of engaging, entertaining and insightful content in British television. We want to be known for the high quality of our work, for the creative consistency of what we offer and deliver, and for commissioners and audiences to know that what we produce is the best it can possibly be.