Expectation Entertainment

Pact & DiVA create 80 UK apprenticeships via Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme, run by UK screen trade association Pact and media apprenticeships provider DiVA, has created 80 industry placements for young people. The UK-based initiative, which is part of the UK government’s Plan For Jobs, aims to create six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk […]

Possessed hires Remarkable & Expectation alum Nick Mather to lead creative

ITV Studios-backed UK producer Possessed has appointed former Remarkable TV and Expectation Entertainment exec Nick Mather as its creative director. Mather, who was previously MD of Remarkable TV and creative director of Expectation, has been behind formats including Pointless, Tenable, Goldenballs, 101 Ways To Leave A Game Show and The Almost Impossible Game Show. The […]

Sky One links with Expectation for David Schwimmer comedy

Sky One has commissioned Expectation for a six-part comedy starring Friends actor David Schwimmer (pictured, right). Schwimmer is to star and exec produce the show, which is a co-production with Dark Harbor Stories, alongside British co-star, writer and exec producer Nick Mohammed (The Martian; pictured, left). The series is a workplace comedy based in Cheltenham […]

Expectation scours World for drama chief

Start-up prodco Expectation Entertainment continues to build up its ranks, this time hiring a World Productions exec to become its creative director for drama. Kirstie Macdonald has joined the London-based producer, which former ITV chief Peter Fincham and ex-Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks launched last year. Macdonald is the latest to join the well […]