Management Team

The Format People management combines considerable experience and skills in the business and content of television.

Chief Executive Officer & Partner
Chief Creative Officer & Partner


The Format People includes a select group of consultants, chosen both for their extraordinary level of expertise in different fields of television, and for their ability to transfer that expertise to our clients as consultants, trainers and speakers..

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Bob is an EMMY® Nominated Executive Producer, network and studio executive and international format consultant, acknowledged as an industry leader in the game show and reality genres.


Paul is the ‘Pitch Doctor’; psychologist, author, performer and master in the art of verbal communication


Gary is a leading figure in the international TV format industry, closely associated with the rise of reality entertainment and the development of the international formats trade.

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Will is a highly experienced Multi-camera Lighting Designer who brings to his consultancy work the wealth of knowledge obtained from working at the highest level on UK and Worldwide Television studio productions over 30 years.


Korn is a highly experienced and regarded Assistant Director/Producer Assistant, whose dynamic and engaging workshops include the many technical aspects of live multi-camera broadcasting.


John is an award-winning Photojournalist and Director whose workshops include shooting, editing and lighting techniques as well as how to write and produce compelling visual stories.


Mikkel is an award-winning primetime television Host and an experienced TV producer in many genres, a combination he uses to great effect as an empathetic trainer/coach of TV presenters.


Michelle is an award-winning Broadcast TV Journalist and Producer who offers training for on-camera presenters plus interview skills for corporate executives.


Stéfanie is an international development consultant based in LA who conducts creative workshops for production companies and TV Networks across the world.


Tony is one of Europe’s leading and award-winning entertainment, event and music TV directors. He also consults on formats and production strategy and workflow; and trains and coaches in multi-camera and live programme skills.


Marc is an award-winning brand specialist and commercial film-maker, as well as a director of both feature films and television drama, documentary and comedy.


Jon is a veteran channel formatting and franchising Expert who has developed satellite and pay TV channel launch strategies worldwide, as well as distributing television programming globally.


Paul is a highly experienced network, schedule and programming specialist who brings a big-picture know-how to his consultancy, workshops and speaking engagements.


Simon Kimmel is a skilled TV set designer, who also tutors in set design in the UK and abroad. He has been designing for TV for over 30 years, 10 as staff at the BBC where he received his training in all aspects of TV design.


Sean is a top-rated producer of high profile and successful primetime content in Australia, UK and Asia, as well as senior consultant on many of TV’s gold-chip format brands. 

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