About Us

LA Productions

Liverpool Academy (LA) Productions was founded in 2000 by producer Colin McKeown MBE;
a 50-year veteran of the television and film industry. We are a truly independent TV production company known not just for creating award-winning drama,  but also for our commitment in nurturing new talent and showcasing the wealth of creativity  - both on and off camera - which exists in the glorious North West.

The Team

The LA Productions Family


Colin McKeown

Producer/ Company Founder

Colin is primarily known as a drama and film producer but has also produced factual, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment programmes. With nearly 50 years experience in the industry, he’s worked pretty much everywhere, on everything.


Sharon Ruddock

General Manager

Sharon is the main point of contact when wishing to discuss general business, facilities and staff.


Paul Andrew

Head of Post Production

Paul has been working in the video and media industry for over 40 years. With a background in television drama and then corporate production, he moved into producing and directing video and factual programs in the late 80's. After spending several years living and working in Canada and the US, he is now based back in the UK and after a short freelance spell with LA Factual, he has recently taken up a permanent position as Head of Post Production.


Donna Molloy

Producer/ Head of Production

Donna is an experienced producer and line producer who has been making consistent and compelling broadcast film and television for over 15 years. Her numerous credits include ‘Reg’ (BBC1), ‘Common’ (BBC1) and ‘Moving On’ (BBC1). She is also the producer of ‘Broken’; LA Productions’ six-part, prime-time drama series starring Sean Bean and  Channel 5Star’s first original drama series, ‘Clink’. Most recently, Donna has produced the hit Channel 5 drama, Compulsion.


Christian Francis Davies

Head of Factual

Christian is the Head of LA Factual, the documentary arm of LA Productions. Christian oversees development of ideas through to commission. He also produces and directs many of LA Factual programmes, including the 2019 Sky Arts documentary - The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On, the upcoming BBC film - Spitting Fire and BBC Three series - Nail Bar Boys. 


Daniel Dobinson

Head of Development

Daniel oversees LA’s development slate and is also a Script Editor and Scriptwriter, having graduated from LJMU's Undergraduate and MA Programmes. From concept to commission, Daniel works with writers to get their scripts to the best place possible. Alongside his team he also sources new writing and originates new series ideas for development.