One Potato Two Potato People

Ben Adler Executive Producer

Ben Alder

Ben heads up OPTP’s Los Angeles office with Pat Llewellyn, and serves as Executive Producer on all of OPTP’s unscripted US shows.

Ben has worked in television in the UK and US for 20 years, working across a wide range of award winning shows. He has worked with Optomen since 1997 and was one of the founders of One Potato Two Potato in 2008.

Ben’s career has encompassed producing the first UK series of “Big Brother” and series producing the live coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, overseeing a production team of over a hundred people. He Executive Produced four seasons of “The F Word” and helped create “Cookalong Live”. Ben also spent two years as a commissioning editor at Channel 4, launching flagship live daily talk show “Richard & Judy” and overseeing and commissioning shows including the huge hit diet show “You Are What You Eat”.

In 2003 Ben moved to New York to run Optomen’s US operation as Senior Vice President, Programming & Development. He returned to Optomen’s London office in 2004 to become Director of Development. Since then Ben has helped grow the UK business as well as overseeing development in the USA.

Ben lives between Los Angeles and London and has an impressive collection of Virgin Flying Club Miles. He is 6’ 7” and claims to be the tallest man in television.


Pat Llewellyn Executive Producer

Pat Llewellyn

Pat heads up OPTP’s Los Angeles office with Ben Adler, and serves as Executive Producer on all of OPTP’s unscripted US shows.

Pat joined Optomen in 1994, became Managing Director in 2005 and was one of the founders of One Potato Two Potato in 2008. Pat is CEO of the Optomen Group which encompasses Optomen Television in London, Optomen Productions in New York and Los Angeles, and One Potato in London and Los Angeles.

Pat produced the first series of ITV’s huge factual series "Police, Camera, Action!" with audiences of over 15 million viewers. She also created, directed and produced the award–winning "Two Fat Ladies" which became a worldwide hit. Pat went on to develop and produce the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award–winning series "The Naked Chef", launching the TV career of Jamie Oliver. She went on to executive produce a wide range of shows including Channel 4’s BAFTA and International Emmy winning "Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares", "French Leave", "The F***ing Fulfords", "Two Men In A Trench" "The F Word", "Heston's Feast", "Mary, Queen of Shops" and "What To Eat Now". In the USA Pat has executive produced "Kitchen Nightmares", “Hotel Hell” and “Masterchef” for FOX, "Role Reversal" for A&E and "Tyler’s Ultimate" for The Food Network


Adeline Ramage Rooney Vice President, Original Programming

Adeline

Adeline is Executive Producer on "Masterchef" for FOX and oversees OPTP's slate of scripted projects.

Adeline was one of the Executive Producers on the first season of Hotel Hell. Before joining One Potato Two Potato Adeline was a Commissioning Editor in the Features department at Channel 4 in the UK where she oversaw "The F Word" as well as working on the development and piloting of a wide range of major new unscripted series in the fashion, interior design and lifestyle.

Before becoming a commissioner, Adeline was an acclaimed Series Producer working across two series of the critically acclaimed and headline-grabbing "Sex Education Show" (for Channel 4), nominated for both RTS and Banff World Television Awards, and BBC3’s cult-hit "Spendaholics". Adeline's previous credits as a Producer/Director include the revamped "Masterchef" (BBC2) and other popular prime-time shows including "How to Look Good Naked" and "10 Years Younger" (C4), "Arrange Me A Marriage" (BBC2), "You Are What You Eat" (C4), "Wedding Day" (ITV1) and "The Insider - Size Zero, Who's to Blame?" (C4).

Adeline lives in Los Angeles. Like the vast majority of girls, Adeline loves beautiful clothes and hates spiders.


Alex Horn Manager, Development

Alex Horn

Alex Horn is Manager, Development for One Potato Two Potato. Prior to joining OPTP, Alex spent three years developing non-scripted series at Ryan Seacrest Productions. As part of RSP, Alex helped create, develop, and produce a wide range of series, including “Shahs of Sunset”, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, and the game show “Draw Something” for CBS.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Alex honed his skills as a marketer working as a Producer and Marketing Strategist for Strategic Marketing Group in New York. During his 4 years with SMG, he developed and produced large-scale branded entertainment, including concert series, launch events, and noisy publicity stunts.

Stints as a National Park Service Ranger, NCAA alpine ski racer, and Costa Rican rainforest research volunteer can all be blamed on his mother, who told him he could do anything. And he believed her.


Colin Steele Development Producer

Alex Horn

Colin is a Development Producer at One Potato Two Potato.

Prior to this, Colin was producer of Optomen Television’s BAFTA nominated series Gordon Ramsay’s F Word’ on Channel 4 and Market Kitchen on the Good Food Channel.

Colin joined Optomen Television’s New York office in 2003 where he developed successful commissions including ‘Secrets Of The Dead: Gangland Graveyard’ for PBS (US) and ‘You’re Not The Man I Married’ for Lifetime Television (US).

In 2005, Colin moved to the London development team where he helped secure commissions for 'Great British Menu,' 'Mary Queen of Shops' and ‘Market Kitchen,’ before moving back into production on three series of ‘Gordon Ramsay’s F Word.’

In 2009, Colin was appointed Development Producer at One Potato Two Potato, he focuses on developing ideas for One Potato Two Potato in the United Kingdom and recruits key onscreen talent for upcoming OPTP projects. He has produced two series of "Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course".



Justin Mandel Executive Assistant

Justin Mandel

Since joining One Potato Two Potato in 2010, Justin, a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, has been active in both production and development. He has assisted the development team on OPTP’s current US series and also worked as a story assistant on the first season of Hotel Hell.

Justin's experiences come from a background in diverse areas of the entertainment industry. Before becoming a Potato, he worked with animation studio Blue Sky Studios, New Line Cinema, as well as an international film finance company and law firm. While attending USC, he produced an entertainment news program for Trojan Vision, the university's television station, and also ran a production unit servicing clients including ESPN, Sony and CNN. Justin has also worked for CBSNews.com affiliate UWire.com, producing their coverage from the 2008 Democratic National Convention as well as from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

When not filling up his DVR with "research" for OPTP, Justin can be found eating his way through the LA area and has been known to drive an hour for the perfect donut (or even farther for good BBQ).


Stephanie Angelides Vice President, Development

Stephanie Angelides

Stephanie Angelides serves as the Vice President of Development for One Potato Two Potato. Over a distinguished TV career, Stephanie has worked as a producer for Lion TV, Optomen Productions and NBC's Peacock Productions. Through her work as a producer Stephanie earned an Emmy nomination for her work on History Channel series “Evolve” and the key to the City of Indianapolis for the creation and production of the first bilingual television show, “Nuestra Musica”.

Stephanie is a graduate of Butler University, where she received her BS. She also holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Despite claims to the contrary, Stephanie has never ordered a Sumo sized portion of rice pudding at NYC’s famous Rice To Riches.