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Brinkworth Productions recruits BBCS & Vice alum Yonni Usiskin to head global unscripted

London-based factual indie Brinkworth Productions has hired BBC Studios and Vice alum Yonni Usiskin as head of global unscripted. In the newly created position, Usiskin will spearhead the company’s push into premium documentaries and unscripted series for US and international audiences. Brinkworth Productions is behind titles such as Accused: Guilty Or Innocent? for A&E, The […]

BBC Studios hires Apple TV+ commissioner & ‘Strike’ producer amid drama rejig

Apple TV+ commissioner Tom Williams and Strike producer Roxanne Harvey have joined BBC Studios (BBCS), as the reorganisation of its drama production arm takes shape. Williams joins in a newly created role as head of drama development for BBCS, with a remit across the national development team as well as overseeing BBCS’s writing initiatives. He […]

BBC Studios tweaks EMEA digital & on demand team with Kasia Jablonska promotion

BBC Studios (BBCS) has rejigged its streaming strategy team in EMEA with the promotion of Kasia Jablonska to an expanded position. Taking the newly created role of director of digital and on-demand, Jablonksa’s remit includes increasing digital revenue streams, creating new digital products and extending audience engagement. Jablonska joined BBCS in December 2021 and has […]

Streamers fuel UK show exports to record $2.28bn, as Europe offsets US stagnation

Streamers have driven international sales of UK shows to new heights, with exports rising 22% over the past 12 months to reach £1.85bn ($2.28bn), according to data revealed today. UK finished programme exports including Frozen Planet II and Litvinenko made up 60% of exports and rose 11% to £1.11bn – breaching the £1bn mark for […]

BBC Studios names head of drama productions following exit of Priscilla Parish

BBC Studios Productions has appointed Kate Oates as its head of drama productions, following the exit of Priscilla Parish. Oates will manage BBC shows outside of London, as well as third-party series for global streamers and broadcasters. She retains her current slate, which ranges from Father Brown and Sister Boniface to BBC One flagship soap […]

ABC expands ‘Death In Paradise’ crime drama franchise with Australian spin-off

Australian broadcaster ABC has commissioned Return To Paradise, a spin-off from long-running British-French crime comedy series Death In Paradise. Set to launch on ABC in 2024, the series is being produced by BBC Studios Productions Australia with Red Planet Pictures, in association with UK pubcaster the BBC, which will screen the series on BBC One […]

Priscilla Parish steps down as BBC Studios Productions head of drama

BBC Studios Productions head of drama, Priscilla Parish, is stepping down from the company. Former Bodyguard producer Parish joined the organisation in 2019 and reported to BBCS Productions CEO Ralph Lee, with a remit across the creative strategy and development for drama series and serials, daytime drama and factual drama. Mark Linsey, president of scripted […]

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