Patrick Andrew is a television executive with a wealth of experience in acquisitions, finance and corporate finance. He started his career with Ogilvy, Benson and Mather which was considered the premier advertising agency in the television business. Mr Andrew worked for Hollywood icon, Sidney Korshak, specifically as an advisor to the IATSE Union and then went on to work in finance and acquisitions for Spelling Entertainment specifically on Melrose Place and other Spelling Productions. During that period, Spelling Entertainment was owned and operated by Hollywood icon, Aaron Spelling. Following the sale of the company to CBS Television Studios, Patrick Andrew went to work for Wanda Prometheus investors, an Asian-based fund specializing in investing in television assets. The fund was eventually acquired by the Shanghai Development Corporation after which Andrew went to work for Wanda-Halcyon Television as Head of Acquisitions and Managing Director for both Europe and Asia. Wanda-Halcyon Television was eventually sold to Un Nouveau Jour. Patrick Andrew still acts as an advisor to the company.
Sutish Sharma brings over 20 years’ experience across Film, Television and Radio, including several years at the BBC. With experience across fiction and non-fiction, he secured his first partnership with show-runner Pat Andrew, of Wanda-Halcyon in 2016. ‘Smoking Gun’ -A Murder Mystery, is an 8-part crime political thriller for Television, according to the European news service “Smoking Gun- A Murder Mystery is slated to be a breakout hit in 2020.
Sutish Sharma grew up in London, UK. After graduating from University, he worked for the government in the Department of Employment and Education. While at the BBC, he set up Hayes – a film and Media company that also managed a FM radio station. He has worked on a number of films in different guises, namely, ‘A Loving Act’, ‘The Brylcreem Boys’ and more recently, ‘Anomalous The Birth’.
More recently, he has taught Film and Broadcast Journalism at Brunel University, while continuing to write and develop.