Big Little Fish hires RDF alum as creative director

UK unscripted indie Big Little Fish TV has appointed former RDF exec Peter Usher as its first creative director. Based at the company’s new West London HQ, Usher will take lead on the company’s talent-fronted projects, with a focus on returnable factual series and factual-entertainment formats. Reporting to Big Little Fish TV CEO Mark Procter, Usher […]

Definitely founders Jon Green & Rachel Arnold to head up RDF creative team

Kitty Walshe, the incoming managing director of Banijay UK-owned RDF, has appointed Rachel Arnold and Jon Green, co-founders of Banijay stablemate Definitely, to head up its creative team. Taking up their new roles in the New Year, Arnold and Green will serve as creative director and creative director of development, respectively, taking over creative leadership […]

BBC orders ‘Lightning’ quiz format

BBC Two has ordered a new entertainment format, Lightning, hosted by comic Zoe Lyons, to play in a late afternoon, teatime slot. Devised and produced by Banijay Group’s Fizz and Northern Ireland-based Nice One TV, the 25×30-minute Lightning is billed as a fast-paced and frantic format that sees the traditional quiz show collide with gameshow, and leaves […]

Fizz’s Neale Simpson handed reins to entertainment label

Fizz creative director Neale Simpson is stepping up to head the RDF-backed entertainment label. Simpson will take the reins at the Crystal Maze and Tipping Point business, tasked with growing the prodco’s output. He will lead on all development, production and operations. The nine-year RDF exec founded Fizz five years back and has been central […]

Crystal Maze prodco partners with Ireland’s Nice One

RDF-owned prodco Fizz, the producer of the UK’s Crystal Maze (pictured) format, has partnered with Belfast-based Nice One Productions to create localised formats. The partnership, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, will see Fizz work with Nice One to co-develop and co-produce a range of formats for local and national broadcasters. The tie-up responds to […]