What we do
Mentorn Media is one of the longest established and most trusted providers of television content in the UK.
Since 1985, Mentorn has made thousands of hours for broadcasters, both in the UK and worldwide, from two main production hubs in London and Glasgow.
Mentorn prides itself on building strong relationships of trust with institutions, government departments, businesses and members of the public and stand by our blue chip credentials.
Our reputation is everything to us and it has enabled us to open doors where others have failed; and to make great programmes that win popular audiences and critical acclaim, time and time again without compromising our integrity.
We have strong relationships with all the major broadcasters. Our output for the BBC includes flagship shows like Question Time and The Big Questions, popular factual output like Traffic Cops and Hotel of Mum and Dad, much loved entertainment brands like Robot Wars (recently revived for a new run) and brilliant and popular documentaries for all of its channels, whether arts on BBC4 (Edwardian Insects), youth focused journalism for BBC Three (Tulisa: Mum and Me), hard hitting Panoramas and pop docs like Costa Del Sol: Last Brits Standing. We are also making pioneering short form content for the new online BBC Three.
Programming for Channel 4 has includes live political debates, fact ent series and outstanding documentaries like The Jihadis Next Door, Angry, White & Proud, Katie Piper: My Beautiful Face and The Fried Chicken Shop.
We are a key supplier to Channel 5 and make their extremely popular “…make you LOL” brand, which sells around the world, as well as a range of other popular fact ent series and documentaries.
Mentorn Media produced the smash hit An Idiot Abroad for Sky1, as well as the award winning documentary series Fish Town for Sky Atlantic broadcast in 2011 and its highest ever rating factual series, Greggs: More than Meats the Pie.
Mentorn Media was extremely proud to have produced the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed For Neda for HBO and C4 broadcast on the anniversary of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, murdered during the disputed elections in Iran in 2009.
We are also currently making and developing films for cinematic release.
Mentorn Media's drama arm, Daybreak Pictures, continues to produce worldwide award winning scripted content, including such critically acclaimed works as Endgame, three Peter Kosminsky dramas Britz, The Government Inspector and The Promise alongside the recent Channel 4 series Sirens and feature film Hyde Park on The Hudson starring Bill Murray.
RTS Scotland Awards
Best Referendum Programme - Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate
Mind Media Awards
Best Entertainment Programme – Free Speech
The Grierson Awards
Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme - Angry, White and Proud
Domestic and Best Newcomer Documentary - Angry, White and Proud – Jamie Roberts
Bafta Scotland Awards
Best Current Affairs – Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Dabate
From our London office we produce a huge range of output and have made a range of shows including Katie Piper: My Beautiful Friends, Scruffts, The Fried Chicken Shop, “…make you LOL”, The Jihadis Next Door, Freshers, Free Speech, Angry, White & Proud and many more.
Mentorn set up its Glasgow office in 2002. Since then we’ve had a continuous and substantial production and development base in Scotland devising and delivering some of our most memorable and most watched content, adding up to hundreds of hour’s original content.
Scottish-based productions include key titles like the new Robot Wars, Question Time, Traffic Cops and The Big Questions; along with documentaries for Channel 4 and single films like Britain’s Poshest Nannies (ITV); daytime series and popular formats like Cowboy Trap (BBC) and Hotel of Mum and Dad (BBC); and primetime series like Watermen: A dirty business (BBC). Alongside these productions we have made a range of major series for BBC Scotland including How Scotland Works.
Based in Glasgow are two of Mentorn’s key Executive Producers Hayley Valentine and Iain Scollay.
The Tinopolis Group is an international media producer and distributor. In the USA we produce television programmes for all the top networks and in the UK we are one of the largest independent television suppliers to major broadcasters. We work in all genres - factual, entertainment, sport, drama, reality and digital media. Our programmes are seen across the world and through our distribution company, Passion Distribution, we have a significant presence in the global media marketplace.
The Group has invested heavily in the new media. We provide multiplatform programme support, as well as digital resources for the corporate and learning sectors.