idoo-b-doo media is a creative hub, generating and nurturing well founded ideas to a point that will appeal to decision makers and audiences alike.
Sammie Luck Founder & Creative Director
After having studied screenwriting for film & television at Central St Martin’s, Sammie was delighted when Working Title agreed to help her develop her first two film scripts. Private Dancers a modern day romantic rags to riches comedy set in Blackpool, and Sleep Easy, a chilling romantic murder-mystery, fuelled by passion and desire, set in rural England in 1533, under the reign of King Henry VIII.
Having also developed numerous TV formats whilst at college Sammie set up her own production company and was delighted when TwoFour’s Managing Director, Melanie Leach shook hands on a co-development deal. At the same time, Sammie was also hired to create and develop numerous cartoon characters and their narratives for a brand new concept The Canine Corporation.
From there, getting a taste for creating children’s IP, Sammie went on to create and develop a healthy eating and environmentally attuned puppet based series, Shoebert & Lou’s Cookery Cafe and is currently developing a pre-school CGI series, called Tinkaboo Ted.
Glenn is a BAFTA-nominated producer who has created memorable and award-winning puppet and animated content for over twenty years. He has produced films with BAFTA winning director Ken Lidster, Oscar nominated director Barry Purves, as well as Mark Baker and Nev Astley who went on to create Peppa Pig.
In addition to producing for his own companies, he also worked for five years as a producer with Spitting Image – the satirical TV puppet production company.
He has lead teams creating successful international animated advertising campaigns for Peperami, Pepsi-Lipton, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Nabisco and Energizer Batteries, amongst others.
His film and TV commissions include work for the BBC, Channel Four, S4C, Nickelodeon & Universal/Tiger Aspect.
He lives in a small village near Sevenoaks and continues to write, develop and produce stories and ideas for TV and films.
Development Producer/Executive Producer
She started her television career 25 years ago at the BBC in the Programme Acquisition department and in 1995, after spending 2 years at the public broadcaster, joined the UK arm of US broadcaster Nickelodeon where she remained for 18 years.
On departure, Debbie held the position of VP, Programming Director where she had responsibility for all UK Acquisitions, Original Production and Scheduling across all platforms. During her time at the broadcaster, Debbie worked within the UK Senior Management team and led and oversaw the work of a 15 strong team who were responsible for a diverse portfolio of commissions and acquisitions.
A frequent panelist at conferences and a member of the Children’s Media Conference Advisory committee, Debbie is considered a key figure in the children’s industry with strong communication and interpersonal skills. She was previously on the BAFTA children’s committee and continues to work closely with this world renowned organisation.
Debbie has vast experience in Original Series Production taking series from concept stage through to final delivery including script development, script editing, storyboarding, background layout and design, character design and development and has been executive producer across many award-winning series including Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Humf, Poppy Cat, Tickety Tock, Fifi & the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car.
Debbie has a real passion for Kids TV and, during her 25 years in the industry, has seen many changes in this sector of the media giving her a broad experience and understanding of UK television.
Lead Concept Artist
Mike Spoor has been a professional illustrator for over twenty years with over 400 books published worldwide including 30 books for the series Dinosaur Cove produced by Oxford University Press. Other international publishers include amongst others, Hachette, Pearson, Macmillan, Ladybird, Usborne, Andersen Press, Harper Collins, Random House, Benchmark USA, Queensland University Press. His work has been chosen for numerous awards including World Book Day (UK) choice and in Australia, National Simultaneous Reading Time story. He has also worked in advertising, editorial and licensing.
His role within iDoo-B-Doo to include Shoebert & Lou, is to develop characters originally conceived by Sammie Luck and to make sure they are in keeping with all their other projects. Mike has a MA in Art Education and initially taught and lectured in ceramics in schools and Higher Education (BA) and as his career in illustration progressed his teaching included Photoshop, computer 3D modelling and animation.
& Company Secretary
Steve Plowman is an experienced character accountant (FCA) with over thirty years experience in the industry. After qualifying he worked for PWC in Belgium and Germany for four years. After that he spent eighteen years with the UK subsidiary of Fromageries Bel SA, the last ten of which were as finance director. He was part of the management team who built the turnover from £8 million to £65 million, making the UK company very profitable. His roles there covered IT and logistics/distribution as well as being responsible for the finance function. Since leaving the industry five years ago he has run his own successful finance and accountancy practice with a wide range of clients.
Julian Scott has been developing, financing and co-producing television in the international arena for almost 20 years. Working his way up through the production ranks, Scott was introduced to the global market when he became Director of International Production for Walt Disney International Television; overseeing 33 branded shows across the globe he developed the skills needed to succeed internationally. Subsequent roles as Vice President, Creative Development and Group Vice President of European Operations at Sesame Workshop in New York and London fine-tuned them.
In the last few years he has produced over 200 episodes of various series, in the last three years overseeing the co-development, financing and co-production of over 40 hours of television. Most recently a twenty-six part series which was funded by seven pre-sales, a MEDIA grant and a sweat equity deal with a leading studio. For six years Julian was Chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee, an elected member of the BAFTA Television Committee and co-opted to the BAFTA Education Committee. He served on the PACT Children’s Committee and is a contributor to conferences and conventions around the world.
Ann Bryant G.R.S.M., A.R.C.M., L.D.S
Ann Bryant is the internationally published author of around 120 books, largely children’s fiction, including the two very popular series Ballerina Dreams and School Friends. Wearing another hat Ann writes music resources for primary schools, including the award winning Teaching KS1 Music.
Trained at the Royal College of Music, Ann taught music for over twenty five years, specialising in EYFS and KS1, as well as writing for numerous BBC school programmes including Something To Think About, Playtime, Let’s Make A Story and Dance Workshop. She wrote the theme and incidental music for a series of thirteen pre-school children’s programmes for the BBC called - Tales of Aesop. When she’s not writing, Ann travels in the UK and abroad giving ‘author’ talks and drama presentations in schools, and leading music education workshops for teachers.
Ann has recently adopted the role of Patron of Reading for all the Primary Schools on the islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, as well as for a federation of schools in East Sussex, and she has also accepted the role of Author Representative for the newly formed Kent branch of the Schools Library Association. Currently Ann is working with Sammie Luck on a number of children’s brands.
Dave Graham started his career in music videos, working as a commissioner at Island Records and traveling the world with bands and artists such as Amy Winehouse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Sugababes. From there he made the transition to advertising,working for the likes of Mccann Erickson, Karmarama and SapientNitro, where he produced ads for brands such as Mastercard, Colman’s and Volvo.
Dave’s own production company, Crossfire, is the culmination of all that’s come before, a life-long passion for creatively brilliant work and an addiction to all the weird and wonderful journeys the world of production can take
After starting out at Harpers & Queen and Esquire, Hazel worked in publishing for twelve years, working her way up to Deputy Art Editor at the Radio Times. Here she produced beautiful designs and art directed endless shoots from the small to the very large, with A-List stars of film and television.