Editorial consultancy on a global scale

Cat Flap Media can collectively draw on over a hundred years of media expertise at the highest level.


Cat Flap media can;
  • Develop, direct and exec, long form TV and audio documentary
  • Short factual films
  • Studio produce audio books

Cat Flap People can be hired for;

  • Reporting
  • Editing in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, Protools and Hindenburg
  • Filming in DSLR and Digital Cinema Camera
  • Recording in Olympus, Zoom and Marantz
  • Animated graphics


Production Awards

Sony Gold 2002
Best News Programme
The Day They Made it Rain

Sony Gold 2003
Best Short Form Documentary Feature
On saying Goodbye Presented by Michael Rosen (Series producer)

Guangzhou International Documentary Festival 2014
Best Director and Best Documentary
The last Little Train in China


As well as being specialists on the UK’s OFCOM Code, Cat Flap’s compliance team have in-depth up-to-date knowledge of broadcast law and accepted practice in 68 countries of the world. These countries ranging from Australia and Azerbaijan through to Canada, Iran, Poland, Myanmar, Nigeria and North Korea to Uzbekistan and Venezuela, and the list grows daily.
They can;
  • Provide ‘daytime safe’ edits of post-watershed programmes
  • Advise multi-nationals on their terrestrial  programme compliance strategy for terrestrial and pay TV channels, VOD and online .
  • Advise on the international rules and best practice around sponsorship and product placement
  • Advise script writers on walking the right side of the line on harm and offence internationally, as well as in the UK.
  • Advise commissioners on their programme development strategy
  • Advise acquisitions on their buying strategy and if all this goes ‘pear shaped’…
  • ..advise on drafting responses to serious editorial or regulatory complaints.
Jane Sheffield crop


Cat Flap combines the expertise of several senior media executives to board level from the BBC, UKTV and BBC Worldwide, drawing on a wide experience of  UK, China, Russia, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, UAE, the Americas and the far East. As well as Editorial Compliance Cat Flap can be trusted to;
  • Set up and run a media foundation.
  • Prepare vision statements for new media initiatives
  • Provide advice and practical guidance on media skills training
  • Provide practical advice on events management
  • Provide practical and ethical advice on working with children in the media, media literacy and safeguarding.
  • Run talks and workshops on all aspects on engaging and immersive storytelling.


Cat Flap can supply training and workshops for groups between 3 and 30 people on:

  • Factual Storytelling (TV/Film and Audio)
  • Pitch training
  • Effective Interviewing
  • In country training from new and emerging broadcasters.
  • Media presentation and public engagement for NGOs
  • Editorial Compliance (For UK and International Regulators)

Cat Flap Media’s latest training initiative is being organised in conjunction with the BFI. Jane Ray is devising a new course for those wanting to learn the basics of documentary making, entitled: Make Your Own Documentary in Six Weeks. The programme takes students from early development, funding and research to simple filming techniques on camera or smart phone.

Dates: 18th/25th/2nd/9th/16th/23rd

Location: BFI Southbank 18:30 – 21:30


News & Updates @CatFlapMedia

Oh what a Knight! Cat Flap's director @chookyray spent an enjoyable time training the compliance team @AENetworks in Hammersmith, looking at the history and context of broadcast regulation in South Africa, or watching smut, depending on your point of view.

Really honoured to have been awarded @GenSocUK JBS Haldane Lecture Prize for Science Communication! I'll be speaking at the @Ri_Science in November. @uniofleicester @WomanthologyUK @GoBeyondSTEM @4womeninscience @womensmediacntr https://t.co/N4WEP5OBxc

Fantastic first session of our brand new @BFI course 'Documentary Filmmaking in Six Weeks' - thanks to all those who participated and to special guest & Whicker alumni @DuncanCowles for talking through his work with students!

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