At 40 Partners, we manage a select group of talented individuals using our unique partnership model.
We find our clients the right projects and more importantly, we support them in the development of their own ideas, from page to screen.
If you write, direct, act, present, produce or even code, design or own a brand, get in touch with us and let’s talk about what motivates you and what projects you want to get off the ground.
We produce for talent, broadcasters and brands, from short-form to feature length.
Our studio is going to be a bit different though and hopefully a game-changer for talent. Stay in touch and over the course of this year we’ll show you why.
If you are a content owner or brand, we can arrange the licensing and distribution of content across all platforms, from broadcast to mobile.
“Artists are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime.... Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again.
Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg.
Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul."
- David Ackert
Geoffrey Goodwin is CEO of 40 Partners. Geoffrey has 17 years experience working in the media and entertainment industry in both the UK and in his native Canada. Geoffrey left the BBC in summer 2012 having last worked for the CEO at BBC Worldwide. His previous appointments include Head of BBC Switch and Head of Strategy for BBC Drama, Entertainment, Children’s and Film.
Geoffrey has also held numerous positions in film, TV and multi-platform production, most recently as an executive producer / producer and prior to that in Canada, he worked at both Paragon Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis in both corporate and production roles.
In addition, Geoffrey has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and is Vice-Chair of Sir Paul McCartney’s university, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (“LIPA”).
Adrian Faulkner is COO + Legal of 40 Partner.
Adrian is a lawyer with 8 years experience in the media and marketing space, including roles with BBC Worldwide and most recently as Head of Legal at VCCP. In addition, Adrian co-founded Groofi - one of the first crowd-funding websites in Latin America
Miles Ketley is a non-executive director and is a partner in the Film and TV group of Wiggin LLP. He represents clients across the media industry from US studios to sales agents, distributors, financiers and independent producers. With his partner Charles Moore, Miles is one of the only two US studio executives in private practice in the UK providing clients with advice across a range of acquisition, distribution, production, development and financing deals. As well as negotiating and papering the deals, Miles’ business affairs experience enables him to help clients both source deals and agree principal terms.
Bob Benton is the chairman of 40 Partners. He is president of Bob & Co, and has played a pivotal role in various aspects of the media industry for over 20 years in both advisory roles and the market itself. Bob recently served as Chairman of HandMade Films overseeing the necessary restructuring and sale of the Company. He is also on the board of both Talent Group, the parent company of independent production companies Talent Television and Talent Films, and SUMS Media, a digital media development and production company.
Emma Smithwick is Head of Drama & Comedy. Emma has produced over 400 hours of drama in her roles as Series Producer for Channel 4's Hollyoaks; Executive Producer on Hollyoaks; Late Nights and Commissioning Editor for BBC Switch. Emma produced programmes across comedy, entertainment and factual for the BBC whilst also writing for a BBC Two series.
Vicki Hylton is Project Director of the 40 Partners Studio. Vicki has a Masters in Business from INSEAD and has spent 15 years as a management consultant for PwC and boutique change and cost management consultancies. She has worked across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, finance, retail, manufacturing and television production