Former Head of Digital Content for two global television networks. Proven digital content expert and team leader. Hands-on editor, copywriter & video director. Former senior digital content producer for BBC Comedy. Former indie comedy producer for Channel Four. Multi award-winning short form content maker. Award-winning TV promotions scriptwriter /creative. Award-nominated podcast producer/presenter. Scriptwriting mentor for Think Funny comedy writing workshops. Occasional visiting lecturer at Bournemouth University and London South Bank University. Producer of animated short films including Explicit Biscuit Unleashed, which won Best Animation at the East Coast Film Festival 2018, and Aristaeus, which won the Spirit of the Festival Award at the London Short Series Festival 2018. Employers /clients have included Channel 5, ITV, Red Bee Media, Virgin Media, Endemol UK, Comcast, Flextech, United Artists, A+E Networks, QVC and Discovery Networks UK.
Brian West started his career as a journalist for ITV. He was a commissioned writer on Channel 5’s Simon Pegg vehicle We Know Where You Live, and co-wrote and produced the cult Channel 4 and MTV comedy series Pets. Brian’s novel Sex On Legs scored a world first when it became a premium download audiobook without first going into print. At the BBC Brian produced online coverage of the Edinburgh fringe and chart-topping comedy podcasts for Have I Got News For You and Q.I.