Linda Cullen

Linda is an enduring and committed programme maker, she is CEO of COCO Content, one of Ireland’s leading production companies.

She has been directing, writing, producing and executive producing TV programmes since 1985. Linda has been responsible for steering (and often originating) the success of numerous popular Irish household TV brands. 

She was originator of Room to Improve (IFTA winner, RTE 1) and has been the executive producer since its inception – this series is sold in numerous territories. She is also executive producer of First Dates Ireland (IFTA winner, RTE 2), “1916” the multiple award-winning documentary series narrated by Liam Neeson (PBS, RTE and BBC), Home Rescue, Dermot Bannon’s incredible Homes and Open for Business (RTE). Linda conceptualised and stood up business series, Open For Business during Covid, a programme devised to help businesses find their way through the pandemic.

In 2019 Netflix licensed The 34th, a documentary about the fight for Marriage Equality in Ireland. Linda originated, raised production finance, then Co-produced and directed this award-winning documentary.

Linda has been a voluntary member of the boards of Screen Producers Ireland, Women’s Aid, Marriage Equality and is currently on the Screen Producers Ireland Diversity committee.

Her recent and current exec slate includes First Dates Ireland (RTE), Home Rescue (RTE), Room to Improve (RTE). She is also developing new formats for the international market and has been integral to getting the landmark documentary series, From that small Island: The Story of the Irish, into production.