Annabel Jones (born January 1972)is a Welsh television producer, best known for producing Black Mirror with Charlie Brooker. She is a co-writer of the 2018 book Inside Black Mirror, with Brooker and Jason Arnopp. Jones is co-founder of the production company Broke and Bones, alongside Brooker.
Jones was born in January 1972 and grew up in Milford Haven, Wales.She began studying developmental economics at the London School of Economics in 1990. After graduating in 1994, she worked for television production companies in Soho, London.
Jones became an executive at the production company Endemol.She began working with Charlie Brooker at the production company Zeppotron, owned by the Endemol, on five series of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (2006–2008), the first two series of the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror (2011 and 2013) and the satirical police procedural A Touch of Cloth (2012–2014). Jones and Brooker founded the Endemol Shine production company House of Tomorrow in 2014, Jones serving as managing director. It had a revenue of £31.2 million in 2018. Jones and Brooker quit the label House of Tomorrow in January 2020, founding the production company Broke and Bones in February 2020. The pair each have a 50% share in the company.
In 2017, Jones won a Primetime Emmy Award for the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero" and in 2018, won another for the episode "USS Callister".Alongside other individuals associated with the series, Jones was credited in the programme's nomination for the 2018 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Television Movie or Limited Series and the 2017 nomination and 2018 awarding of the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Long-Form Television.
Jones is a vegetarian.
Charlton Brooker is an English television presenter, author, screenwriter, producer, satirist and social critic. He is the creator and co-showrunner of the sci-fi drama anthology series Black Mirror, and has written for comedy series such as Brass Eye, The 11 O'Clock Show and Nathan Barley.
Endemol Shine UK is one of the largest independent media producers in the United Kingdom. The company is part of Banijay Group, a worldwide network of production companies spanning 22 countries.
Endemol Shine Group B.V. was a Dutch production and distribution company of scripted and non-scripted content, responsible for programmes such as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, The Money Drop, Fear Factor, The Voice, MasterChef, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Humans, Grantchester and Tin Star.
Charlie Corwin is an American media executive and a producer of numerous movies and television series. He is the former CEO of Imagine Entertainment and former Co-Chairman and CEO of Endemol Shine Americas. His productions have been nominated for Academy awards, Golden Globes, Emmys and Spirit awards.
Black Mirror is a British dystopian science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker. He and Annabel Jones are the programme's showrunners. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, although some are more experimental and lighter.
Banijay SAS is a French multinational content media production and distribution company based in Paris. The company was founded in January 2008 by Stéphane Courbit, and owns over 120 production companies in 22 countries.
"The Entire History of You" is the third and final episode of the first series of the British science fiction anthology television series Black Mirror. It was the first episode not written by series creator Charlie Brooker, instead credited to sitcom writer Jesse Armstrong. Directed by Brian Welsh, the episode premiered on Channel 4 on 18 December 2011.
"Be Right Back" is the first episode of the second series of British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris, and first aired on Channel 4 on 11 February 2013.
"The National Anthem" is the first episode of the first series of the British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. Written by series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker, it was directed by Otto Bathurst and first aired on Channel 4 on 4 December 2011.
"Fifteen Million Merits" is the second episode of the first series of the British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by the series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker and his wife Konnie Huq and directed by Euros Lyn. It first aired on Channel 4 on 11 December 2011.
"San Junipero" is the fourth episode in the third series of the British science fiction anthology television series Black Mirror. Written by showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by Owen Harris, it premiered on Netflix on 21 October 2016, with the rest of series three.
"Playtest" is the second episode in the third series of the British science fiction anthology television series Black Mirror. Written by showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by Dan Trachtenberg, it premiered on Netflix on 21 October 2016, with the rest of series three.
"Nosedive" is the first episode in the third series of the British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. Michael Schur and Rashida Jones wrote the teleplay for the episode, based on a story by series creator and co-showrunner Charlie Brooker, while Joe Wright acted as director. It premiered on Netflix on 21 October 2016, alongside the rest of the third series.
"Hang the DJ" is the fourth episode of the fourth series of the British anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by Charlie Brooker and directed by Tim Van Patten. The episode first aired on Netflix, along with the rest of series four, on 29 December 2017.
"Black Museum" is the sixth and final episode of the fourth series of anthology series Black Mirror. It was directed by Colm McCarthy and written by series creator Charlie Brooker, with one part adapted from a story by Penn Jillette. The episode premiered on Netflix, along with the rest of series four, on 29 December 2017. The episode is divided into three stories, told by Rolo Haynes, the owner of a remote Black Museum. He tells the visitor Nish about the backstories of exhibits, which involve his previous employment in experimental technologies.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 interactive film in the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by series creator Charlie Brooker and directed by David Slade. The film premiered on Netflix on 28 December 2018, its release date only officially announced the day before. Netflix did not confirm the interactive nature of Bandersnatch until its release, though there was much media speculation.
"Striking Vipers" is the first episode of the fifth series of the anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by Charlie Brooker and directed by Owen Harris. The episode was released on Netflix, along with the rest of series five, on 5 June 2019.
Death to 2020 is a 2020 British mockumentary by Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones under their Broke and Bones production company as a Netflix original production. The special features a series of fictional characters discussing US and UK events of 2020 including the COVID-19 pandemic and US presidential election. It was released on Netflix on 27 December 2020. The mockumentary received mostly negative critical reception, with reviewers criticising the jokes as obvious, though some of the cast performances were praised.