Matt Crook


Objective poaches Syco exec in COO hire

UK-based Objective Media Group has hired a COO from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. Matthew Angel will take up the post in October, taking the lead in legal and business affairs, finance and commercial activities. At Syco, he was global head of legal business affairs, and recently renegotiated the contract to keep The X Factor and […]

ITV Studios ups Clarke to key content post

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Ruth Clarke to a new role focusing on content strategy and investment, TBI has learned. Clarke (pictured) joined ITVSGE from Shine Group’s international arm in 2012 as director of acquisitions and coproductions, and rose through the ranks to become executive VP. She has now been named EVP, content strategy […]

Objective names new CEO as Newman exits

All3Media-owned Objective Productions has named a new CEO after Andrew Newman became the latest top-level creative executive to exit the Peep Show prodco. Layla Smith is transferring from All3 sister prodco John Stanley Productions, where she had been for two years, to become Objective’s new chief. Prior to John Stanley, which All3 runs with Little Britain […]