My Kitchen Rules drawn up for UK network

British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is brining Australian cooking competition format My Kitchen Rules back to the UK. The network has commissioned a 30x60mins version of the show, My Kitchen Rules UK, which Network Seven-backed prodco 7 Wonder Productions will produce. Sky Living ran the show, which has been a huge hit for Seven in […]

All3 co-founder joins FremantleMedia UK board

All3Media co-founder David Liddiment has joined FremantleMedia as non-executive chairman of its UK arm. He will sit on the FremantleMedia UK operating board and advise interim CEO Richard Holloway, his management team and the FMUK prodcos ­– Boundless, Euston Films, Newman Street, Retort, Shotglass Media, Talkback and Thames – on UK and international issues. Liddiment, […]

Boundless replaces BBC-bound Holland

FremantleMedia UK producer Boundless has appointed a managing director to replace Patrick Holland, who is to become head of documentary commissioning at the BBC. Hannah Wyatt (pictured) has been named MD, having previously been creative director. The BBC recently hired Holland as one of three new commissioning editors sought after a restructure. He will remain […]

BBC taps FremantleMedia for factual chief

The BBC has poached the managing director of FremantleMedia UK’s prodco Boundless to become head of commissioning for documentaries at the UK pubcaster. Patrick Holland (pictured) will join the BBC’s factual commissioning team later this year, coming in as divisional boss Emma Swain takes a year secondment to plot the outline of the new, commercially-focused […]

Jane Street hires ex-Boundless exec Davies

US producer Jane Street Entertainment has hired UK-based executive Gemma Davies to become its VP of development. Davies previously worked at FremantleMedia-owned UK prodco Boundless and at Twofour Broadcast (now Twofour Group). She has worked on unscripted shows such as UKTV’s Choccywoccydoodah and ITV’s Magaluf Weekender. Davies will now run Jane Street’s development unit and […]

BBC drama boss leaves to revive FremantleMedia’s Euston Films

The BBC’s head of drama, Kate Harwood (left), is leaving the UK public broadcaster revive Euston Films, the FremantleMedia-owned production company that made iconic series including Van der Valk, The Sweeney and Minder between 1971 and 1994 before winding down Harwood will leave her role as head of drama production to become managing director at […]