Roughcut TV is one of the fastest growing and most prolific independent production companies in the UK. Established in 2007 by Ash Atalla and Tim Sealey, Roughcut TV produce outstanding comedy and entertainment for all major broadcasters across the UK and internationally.
Best known as the Producer of the multi award winning series The Office and The IT Crowd, Roughcut TV continues Ash Atalla’s tradition of producing high-quality comedy and entertainment. Working with the industry’s most exciting writing, performing and directing talent, Roughcut TV has achieved considerable success of both sides of Atlantic. Roughcut are producers of the the highly-acclaimed BBC show, Cuckoo for which Greg Davies has received BAFTA and British Comedy Award nominations. With 1.2M people tuning in to episode one, Cuckoo became the BBC 3’s highest-rated comedy premiere. Roughcut TV has also achieved record-breaking success with Sky 1’s flagship comedy series Trollied, which premiered as the highest-rated multichannel comedy launch in British TV history. The series remains one of Sky 1’s most popular comedy shows with a fifth series taking the hit sitcom to over 50 eps.
Roughcut are also producers of the cult hit mockumentary People Just Do Nothing (BBC 3) currently re-ordered for a third and fourth further series, Miami-based multi-cam comedy I Live with Models for Comedy Central, comedy cop show Top Coppers for BBC 3, two series of the hit factual- entertainment show Tyger Takes On (BBC3) and World’s Craziest Fools (BBC3), starring Mr. T.
Roughcut has additionally recently produced a Sarah Silverman Pilot for HBO and a US remake of Cuckoo for NBC, as well as signing a two year first look deal with HBO.
In 2015 Roughcut TV were nominated for the Production Company of the Year Award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Roughcut are represented in the US by CAA.