Des Henderson, Alleycats, says: “At Alleycats we're all about celebrating individuality and we're thrilled to be bringing fabulous queer parties to life on BBC Three.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “We first heard about this idea through our partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen and loved it so much we had to bring it to series straightaway. After a year with no parties, The Big Proud Party Agency is here to bring the BBC Three audience some much needed joy.”
Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning at BBC Northern Ireland said, “We know how to throw a party in Northern Ireland – and it’s the perfect time to commission this exciting new series from Alleycats. We’re delighted to be working with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Three to support the local independent sector, and it’s fantastic to see innovative new formats like this moving to full commission.”
Richard Williams, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen, said: “When we launched the Youth Content Development scheme in conjunction with BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Three, we were confident it had the potential to unlock a lot of opportunities for our vibrant indie sector. Alleycats’ Big Proud Party Agency being commissioned to go straight to series proves that this model works, and we look forward to sharing details of the winning commission soon too.”
The BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland partnership with Northern Ireland Screen invited local companies to submit format ideas with the promise of a Factual Entertainment series commission for the network channel. The winning commission from the first round of the initiative will be announced soon.
It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Clare Mottershead, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Executive Producers for Alleycats are Des Henderson and Ed Stobart.Source: BBC Media Centre - https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/the-big-proud-party-agency