Kate Taylor: Loveable Rogue
Kate takes the helm from Rogue co-founder David van der Gaag and will be working alongside Executive Producer and Head of Production James Howland.
Kate takes the helm from Rogue co-founder David van der Gaag and will be working alongside Executive Producer and Head of Production James Howland, with a brief to continue the evolution and reinvigoration of the company first founded in 1998.
James joined Rogue in 2001 and has produced many ground-breaking and award-winning pieces of work with director Sam Brown. His contributions to advertising have been widely recognised, having been awarded the coveted “Achievement in Production” Craft Arrow, by the British Arrows, a record four times.
Kate will support the Rogue culture of production excellence, while developing the company’s diversity, accessibility and relevance that she believes necessary for continuing to find and nurture top quality talent and produce outstanding work. Kate’s understanding of the industry alongside her exceptional people skills will play a vital role in the progressive evolution of Rogue.
Charlie Crompton, co founding partner of Rogue says “Kate is widely regarded as one of the smartest and most creative EPs in London. She deserves that reputation because she’s proved that she’s brilliant at finding and nurturing talent, is immersed in the craft of film-making and is also an endlessly creative and collaborative producer.”
David van der Gaag, continued “I can’t think of a better qualified MD to come in and complement James’ production skills. Together they’re going to be a phenomenal partnership and we’re genuinely flattered that they buy into our ambitious vision for Rogue and the broader group of Blink/Rogue/Carnage companies going forward.”
Having worked in production at Rattling Stick, Biscuit and RSA before setting up and managing SKUNK London, Kate’s wealth of experience and popularity brings with it trusted relationships and increased opportunities for directors, agencies and clients alike.
Kate says: “Running SKUNK London has been a privilege. We’ve had some considerable successes and I am extremely proud of what we’ve achieved. Now, to be MD at such a prestigious production house as Rogue is just brilliant. I’m excited about the future and share their vision for growing and enduring success. I look forward to building on Rogue’s pedigree as a primary destination for excellence and established, top-level directors, as well as a nurturing home for the new generation of raw, emerging talent. I’m just thrilled to be a Rogue”.
Along with their future-proofing alignment with Blink and leading the way in talent representation with a roster of top directors such as Sam Brown, Rune Milton, Stacy Wall, Mark Jenkinson and Neil Gorringe and now with the power that Kate Taylor brings to the structure, Rogue undoubtedly has the best possible chance to make the best possible work, in all forms of entertainment.