Dublin based multi platform prodco est. Nov 2005 with an international focus and always open to like minded creative & commercial partnerships
Joe Molloy hosts TV3’s brand new rugby entertainment show ‘Clubhouse’
This new sports entertainment show gives a light-hearted look at the week’s big rugby stories.
Our 2014 series Tales of Irish Castles (presented by Simon Delaney) was a huge success for TV3 in Ireland; Yesterday in the UK; PBS in USA and ABC in Australia.
Grintage was launched in nov 2015, to develop and celebrate the best of Irish comedy. It’s a work in progress as we continue to grow and gain support from the wider comedy community and industry.
The Grintage team enlisted the help of Clisare to find out once and for all – What’s The Worst County In Ireland?
Sideline is delighted to announce a major radio comedy initiative – the first of its kind for Irish radio. The BAI Sound and Vision fund and RTE Radio 1 supported the recording of 18 half hours of original radio comedies with new and established Irish talent live at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre.
An original format by Sideline, Class Act was a family entertainment show developed for RTÉ ONE and filled the primetime family
Ireland’s Top Teens ran for 3 seasons on TV3 and was fully sponsored. Sideline are keen to work with like-minded commercial partners and brands to create and produce primetime Radio, TV and web content.
IFTA nominated Head Chef hit the screens on TV3 in 2011 and was the first Irish show of its kind on Irish TV,
Following the success of The Model Agent, RTÉ and Sideline teamed up with IMG, the most successful talent management company in the world,
Baby On Board is not the A-Z of parenthood but through varied human stories covered all the major issues that couples and parents would need to know.
Hollywood Trials aired on RTÉ TWO and proved to be a major success. With no eliminations, this was a classic ob doc series exploring the stories
Original format Community Challenge was commissioned by RTÉ in 2006 and one of Sideline’s first commissions averaging 29% in a very competitive slot.
Viewed as Britain’s most watched show of 2014 & 2015, the highly anticipated series hit Irish screens in 2013 on TV3 for 3 seasons and proved to a huge success.
International hit format, Take Me Out is a unique TV dating show designed to put the powers of female intuition to the ultimate test.
TV3 commissioned and aired the Irish version of the most popular programme on British TV in 2014 & 2015 with major success
The Irish Township was produced by Sideline Productions for the The Niall Mellon Township Trust and aired on RTÉ ONE in 2008.
The 4 one-hour programmes reflect the major social, cultural and political upheavals in Ireland throughout the last 160 years plus captured the atmosphere and significance of the most historical prison buildings in Ireland.
Living With Murder was the first ever crime factual series produced by Sideline airing on TV3 in 2008.
Leagues Apart is a documentary sports series with a quirky and humorous edge. Hosted by BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedy actor Ardal O’Hanlon, the series explored the history and passion of the major soccer club derbies in cities across Europe including Italy, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Greece and Holland.
SIDELINE Factual are now in post-production on their 4 x one hour BAI / TV3 series Print & Be Damned.
After the great reception of the Comedy Blaps written and performed by comedy sensation The Rubberbandits for Channel 4,
After 30 years on air; the toughest and most nerve wracking quiz on television arrived to TV3.
The search for new Irish comedy writers is now closed with an incredible 183 scripts submitted.
RTE’s hit stand up series saw Ireland’s top comedians joined by a new crop of UK acts all making their Irish debuts – live or TV
Sideline Productions & The Comedy Division are delighted to announce a BBC script commission with the brilliant Dublin based sketch trio FOIL, ARMS & HOG.
SEAN HUGHES – Ireland’s youngest ever Perrier Award winner; writer and star of his own Channel 4 sitcom and star of BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Since 2018 CCO (and OAP) Billy McGrath has been winding down Sideline Productions and in 2021 (post-COVID) Billy has made a decision to ‘get off the road’ to enjoy life, family, and the future. Instinctively though Billy can’t avoid creating or backing commercial hits. So Sideline now is purely a content creation company with one employee! This highly experienced content creator/producer/director is currently focused on originating scripted material and feature-length docs plus working as a script editor/doctor; EP or project consultant (with writers/producers) either in development, production, or in post.
With a Writer’s Tax Exemption Cert (since 2017) and an MA in Screenwriting (IADT) completed, he is happy to work ‘on spec’ with like-minded commercial creatives if the idea is strong enough and can also personally fund any project to a Bible, Treatment, Sizzle, 1st Draft or Pilot if required. Usual T&Cs apply.
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