BBC Studios Production

BBCS Production sets 20% target for BAME, disability & low-income inclusion

  BBC Studios (BBCS) has introduced a four-pronged strategy designed to improve diversity and inclusion across its production division, including a 20% target for those both on- and off-screen. The move, which follows similar initiatives from firms including ViacomCBS, is designed to see BBCS Production “proactively broaden its talent pool on both sides of the […]

BBC Studios restructures Documentary Unit & hires 72 Films exec

BBC Studios (BBCS) has restructured its factual production operations with the expansion of The Documentary Unit and a number of new hires. BBCS Production’s unscripted arm Factual Salford – which focuses on consumer and topical content – is being merged with The Documentary Unit, which will sit alongside fellow genre-focused divisions The Natural History Unit and […]

BBC expands Claire Sillery’s role as part of specialist factual restructure

The BBC in the UK has rejigged its specialist factual division following the departure of Tom McDonald to international commercial arm BBC Studios. Clare Sillery, currently head of documentaries commissioning, will take on an expanded role that includes ordering history and religion-themed shows. Sillery has headed up documentaries commissioning for three years and has had […]

BBC Studios names ‘Bodyguard’ exec to head drama for production arm

BBC Studios (BBCS) has appointed Bodyguard producer Priscilla Parish to lead the drama division at its production arm. Parish, who becomes head of drama for BBCS Production, will report to director of content Ralph Lee and will be responsible for the creative strategy and development for BBCS drama series and serials, daytime drama and factual […]