Joely Fether

Raw targets US docs with Norman promotion

UK-based prodco Raw has promoted executive producer Louise Norman in a bid to secure more US documentary commissions. Norman has been named head of US documentaries and senior VP of special projects, reporting to company founder Dimitri Doganis and CEO Joely Fether. The All3Media-owned firm is targeting growth in high-end documentaries following the commission of […]

Raw double development appointments

Gold Rush prodco Raw has named two heads of development, bringing in Oliver Calleja in the US and upping Tom Lazenby. Calleja (left) takes the newly-created role of head of US development, reporting to executive VP of US Television Adam Hawkins, and working alongside development executive Felicity Morris. Calleja was most recently at RDF as head of […]

Raw builds US executive team

Discovery Communications-owned Raw TV has promoted Adam Hawkins to executive VP of US television as the firm builds out its American production business. Hawkins was previously the UK prodco’s senior VP, development. He will now work alongside EVP, US factual Sam Maynard and SVP and executive producer James Bates to grow the business Stateside. Raw’s […]

Discovery buys Gold Rush prodco Raw

Discovery Communications has acquired Raw, the UK production firm that makes Discovery’s hit series Gold Rush. US-listed Discovery has previously bought UK prodco Betty. It said the Raw deal would strengthen its programming pipeline and help its continuing effort to generate more content from outside the US. It added that Raw will continue to operate autonomously. […]

Joely Fether to exit Zodiak UK

Joely Fether, Zodiak Media’s UK and Benelux CEO, is exiting the company. The move triggers changes at the very top of the superindie. The long-serving Fether will step down in May, with Zodiak’s group CEO David Frank assuming her responsibilities and overseeing the company’s UK, Netherland and Belgium-based indies, which include The Inbetweeners producer Bwark, […]