Launch Of Fabula Associates!

Top documentary talents form a new creative network

London, New York, Cairo, Abu Dhabi – May 16th, 2024UK registered media creative hub Fabula TV is proud to announce the launch of Fabula Associates – a global network of top documentary talents. In what remains a tough climate for commissioning and developing new documentaries, Fabula is launching a new way to incubate great ideas across several genres with the aim of realising them on screen.

Fabula Associates are well-placed and experienced individuals who work collaboratively, in a cost-effective and timely manner. We recognise that the industry is changing rapidly, and new structures are needed to respond more effectively to commissioners and networks.

There are currently four Fabula Associates based in New York, London, and the Middle East:

  • Dominic Rees Roberts – a specialist factual producer and director and co-founder of Borderpoint Films, a production company developing returnable science and history formats and based in the South East of England.
  • Najat Rizk – an award-winning media executive, a member and a Juror at the International Emmys, a veteran executive producer of factual programming, with an incredible network in the Middle East.
  • Neil Laird – Emmy and BAFTA nominated Executive Producer with a portfolio of history, archeology adventure and science documentaries.
  • Raz Cunningham – Production and Content Development for LEGO, NatGeo, Disney, DoDo Kids, AOL Travel, and PBS.

In addition to the Associates, Fabula TV has also formed a consulting partnership with Andrew Lessner (a former Warner Bros/Discovery and Emmy-winning Producer) and LE Co Productions to create and package content.  

Raz Cunningham, New York based Fabula Associate:
“I could not be more excited about this particular group of experienced, creative individuals coming together to bring new unscripted and doc content ideas to life. Oh, the places (and times) we’ll go.”

Najat Rizk, UAE based Fabula Associate:
“I am very happy and excited to be part of this amazing group; this partnership transcends borders, a promise to create a wave of innovative authentic stories from around the globe. ready for the fun ride and the surprises ahead.”

Nigel Hetherington, Fabula & Past Preservers Co-founder:
“It’s been a tough time for the sector over the last year, but we think the Fabula Associates initiative is a cost-effective way to bring together great industry talents to develop winning ideas.”

Tony McMahon, Fabula Co-founder:
“We listen to what the networks want and work collaboratively with producers and distributors. Our approach is agile and reactive. We can work at speed with no worries about internal bureaucracy or cumbersome decision-making processes.”

Fabula TV is the sister company of the casting agency, Past Preservers, which gives Fabula Associates access to hundreds of top experts and talents in fields such as archaeology, history, science, true crime, journalism, etc. The result is that Fabula Associates can bring ideas matched with talent to every pitch meeting.

To find out more about Fabula Associates – contact us:

Tony McMahon: 
Nigel Hetherington: