Leopard Pictures makes high quality writer and talent-led drama, comedy and children’s content for the UK and International Broadcasters.

Kristian Smith

Chief Creative Officer

Kristian launched Leopard Pictures in February 2017, from the previously titled Leopard Drama, as a UK independent working across comedy, drama and film. Operating from Manchester and London. He was previously Commissioning Editor at BBC where he oversaw shows including: the double BAFTA winning Detectorists, Catherine Tate’s, Nan; Shaun The Sheep, Farmer’s Llamas; The Royle Family, Christmas Specials; PG Wodehouse’s Blandings and the UK’s first transgender scripted comedy, Boy Meets Girl.

Previously Kristian worked as a producer and script editor across returning drama, serials and scripted comedy.

Joey Attawia

Founding Director, Executive Producer

Joey is founding director and strategic advisor across Argonon. He has executive produced all of Leopard Drama’s productions including the RTS-winning Eve, the BAFTA and RTS nominated An Englishman in New York, BAFTA Mental Health Award Winner for Best Drama Mysterious Creatures for ITV1 and Missing for BBC1. As an RTS winning costume designer his credits include: Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Primeval, Shameless, Murphy’s Law, Waking the Dead, 40, old Feet, Kid in the Corner, Mischief Night, Red Cap, Peggy Su and Flight.

Ruth Caleb

Executive Producer

Ruth has a distinguished career in drama and film. She has held several top jobs, including Head of Drama at BBC. She has Executive Produced and Produced countless acclaimed titles including: The Other Boleyn Girl; Bullet Boy; When I was 12; Care; Pat and Margaret and A Short Stay in Switzerland.

Ruth was appointed an OBE for her services to Drama in 2004.

Lindsay Hughes

Executive Producer

Lindsay established the British independent production company Baby Cow alongside Henry Normal and Steve Coogan, where she Executive Produced numerous hit shows, including: Gavin and Stacey, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh and The Shadow Line.

Lindsay also works closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust, organising large scale annual Comedy Galas.

Ros Taylor

Head of Production

Hollie East

Legal Counsel

Sian Deason

Script Editor

Fiona Stainer

Assistant Script Editor

Callum Akass

Development Assistant