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Ash Atalla is one of the UK’s best known comedy producers.  Most famous for producing the hugely successful comedy series’ The Office and the IT Crowd. He founded Roughcut with Tim Sealey in 2007.

Ash Atalla

Managing Director

Tim has 20 years of experience in film and television. He founded Roughcut in 2007 with Ash, where he has worked closely on the company’s comedy, drama and entertainment development and production.

Tim Sealey

Head of Production

Alex is our Head of Comedy. During his time at Roughcut he has exec produced six series of Trollied, while also running our Sky development deal. Alex is currently producing a mini-series for Sky Arts and a new 6 part series for Sky1.

Alex Smith

Head of Comedy

Emma joined Roughcut in 2010 as Production Executive to oversee our scripted output. She is currently Executive Producing series 4 and 5 of Cuckoo, as well as running an active development slate.

Emma Lawson

Executive Producer

Seb is a scripted comedy producer, whose credits include BAFTA-nominated sketch show Cowards and single drama Hattie, starring Ruth Jones, BBC4’s highest-rating show of all time.

Seb Barwell


Joining Roughcut in 2009, Bertie has focused on developing projects with new comic talent. His work includes Top Coppers and Popcorn Comedy, a comedy night that showcases the best live comedy.

Bertie Peek


Becky is a Scripted Comedy Producer who joined Roughcut in 2010. She currently produces Trollied (Sky1), which is now in its seventh series and is working on a brand new four part series for BBC3.

Rebecca Murrell


Steve joined Roughcut as Ash Atalla’s assistant in February 2015. He has since joined the development team, assistant producing across our SKY Comedy Shorts and Chinese Burn for BBCThree. He’s produced shorts for BBC Three’s Life Lessons as well as Kurupt FM vs Top Gear, whilst working up his own development slate.

Steve Monger

Development Producer

Jemma has over 10 years experience in TV production. As a Production Manager, she works across our Entertainment, Documentary and Scripted Comedy departments.

Jemma Gershinson

Production Manager


There are currently no vacancies at Roughcut.