Dan Baldwin is Managing Director of Talkback, a FremantleMedia UK label focussing on comedy entertainment.
Dan began his career as a researcher at LWT on Gladiators and Lovebites. He went on to work at the BBC as a researcher on Live & Kicking and was one of three people to be selected out of hundreds of applicants to take part in the BBC’s Trainee Assistant Producer scheme. Between 1997 and 2002, he progressed from Researcher, to Assistant Producer to Producer working on programmes including Record Breakers, Short Change, Come Fly With Me and The Saturday Show.
In 2002, he joined MTV UK & Ireland as Series Producer to launch Total Request, MTV’s biggest ever live show and went on to Executive Produce the show. He was promoted to Head of Production and Planning in 2003 during a time when the head of production then channel increased ratings by 40% and won the non terrestrial channel of the year.
Dan went on to Series Produce award winning Ministry of Mayhem, ITV’s highly successfully Saturday morning TV Show between 2004 - 2006. Following this, Dan set up Fused Productions to develop and produce content exclusively for Fuse, the New York based music channel. During this time he developed shows such as Pants off Dance off and Empire Square. Pants off Dance off has since been picked up by MTV UK.
Dan joined FremantleMedia UK (formerly talkbackTHAMES) in 2008 to Series Produce the first series of Celebrity Juice, a comedy panel show hosted by Leigh Francis with team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. He Co-Executive Produced the 2nd series with Victoria Payne. He also Co-Executive Produced the pilot series of Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club with Victoria Payne. Dan became Head of Comedy Entertainment at FremantleMedia UK in 2010.