UK’s Red Sauce boosts development and production management teams

L-R: Jack Dargov & Jess Mitchell

UK factual label Red Sauce has made three new appointments across development and production management.

Jess Mitchell joins the Zinc Media Group-owned prodco as development producer, while Jack Dargov has been appointed to the role of development senior assistant producer and Nikki Nerini-Hobbs has been named as production executive.

Mitchell previously worked on Cardiff Productions’ series We Are Black And British for BBC Two, BBC Three Naked show The Rap Game and number of commissions at TwoFour for Channel 4She also previously served as development producer at BBC Studios.

Dargov has worked in development at indies like Label1 and Crackit Productions and has played a role in more than 10 commissions in the past year, including E4’s Send Nudes and The Social Media Murders for ITV.

Manchester-based Nerini-Hobbs, meanwhile, first worked with Red Sauce in 2021 to line produce its daytime commission, Bargain Loving Brits In The Sun for Channel 5.

With more than 15 years in production management, Nerini-Hobbs has worked on a range of factual programming for UK and US broadcasters, including Long Lost Family for ITV, Becoming You for Apple TV+), First Civilizations for PBS and Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us for BBC Two.

Red Sauce was set up by Zinc in 2020, with former BBC commissioning editor Tom Edwards at the helm as creative director. Last year, the firm expanded its London and Manchester production and development teams following a 52-hour order for its Bargain Loving Brits strand from broadcaster Channel 5.

I’ve been thrilled with the rapid growth of our label since we began just over a year ago. And we’re hoping to announce two more exciting commissions soon. So we are really pleased to be welcoming some of the brightest development and production talents to Red Sauce,” said Edwards.

“Both Jess and Jack are fantastic ideas originators who’ll add even more to our team, whilst Nikki’s outstanding production management skills will be a fantastic addition to those of our talented PM team.”

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