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Gordon Ramsay prodco hires Brogden

Formats-logo-460_2chris brogdenGordon Ramsay prodco Studio Ramsay has brought in Tinopolis entertainment chief Chris Brogden as chief creative officer.

He joins the UK-based producer next month, joining from production group Tinopolis where he was creative director of entertainment.

At Tinopolis he oversaw development of formats across the US and UK prodcos in the group, and played a key role in the reboot of Robot Wars, which recently went out on BBC One in the UK.

He has also exec produced shows including I’m a Celebrity  Get Me Out of Here! for ITV, The Games for Channel 4, and Maestro for the BBC. In a stint as a commissioner at Sky he greenlit shows including Wild Things, before moving to Tinopolis in April 2015.

At Studio Ramsay, he will be tasked with growing its roster of US and UK series across traditional linear and cable TV, as well as on digital platforms.

Working with the London-based development hub he will look to grow Studio Ramsay’s expanding slate in both the UK and US across traditional, digital, subscription, and mobile platforms.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Tinopolis, but roles as exciting as this are rare,” Brogden said.

“Studio Ramsay is an irresistible combination –060808_0931_060713_hellskitchen_hmed.hmedium0 not just a fresh company, but one with an extraordinary figure at its heart and boundless opportunities worldwide.”

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (right) said: “Chris has a wealth of knowledge in the unscripted arena, and an energy and enthusiasm that falls right in line with our dynamic team.”

Studio Ramsay is a joint venture, created earlier this year, between the chef and Discovery and Liberty-owned All3Media. It sits alongside One Potato Two Potato, another prodco run by Ramsay and All3Media, through its Optomen unit.