‘The Apprentice’ prodco Naked hires Whisper exec to head up production

Fremantle-owned factual & entertainment label Naked has appointed Whisper exec Karen Knowles as its head of production. In her new role, Knowles will manage the UK-based firm’s slate, which includes The Apprentice for BBC One, The Rap Game UK for BBC Three, Grand Designs for Channel 4, Planet Sex for Hulu and BBC Three and […]

ITV expands doc & drama strategy with Melissa Caddick disappearance

ITV in the UK is expanding its strategy of ordering documentaries to accompany its dramas with a show exploring the mysterious disappearance of Australian millionairess Melissa Caddick. Life And Limb: The Missing Millionairess is being produced by Fremantle-owned UK prodco Naked and will explore the disappearance of the fraudster after she was investigated for financial misconduct. Caddick […]

Wonderhood rejigs senior roles, hires Naked’s head of production

David Abraham and Samantha Anstiss’s UK-based Wonderhood Studios has hired Lianne Hickey from Fremantle-owned Naked to head up its production efforts. Hickey, who was most recently head of production at Naked, takes the same role at Wonderhood, which has also promoted Katharine Patrick to become head of factual and named Tom Garton as its head […]

eOne hires Naked alum to expand UK unscripted team

Entertainment One (eOne) is bolstering its UK unscripted team with a senior hire and a promotion. The company has hired former Naked exec Susanne Hamilton to serve as SVP of productions & operations across the UK unscripted business, including for Daisybeck Studios, reporting to the latter’s MD Paul Stead and eOne co-EVPs of UK unscripted, […]

Fremantle’s Naked label hires Vice alum Tamara Howe to lead business development

Fremantle-owned UK label Naked has appointed former Vice exec Tamara Howe as director of commercial and operations. Howe, who was previously MD of international TV at Vice, will work closely with Naked MD Fatima Salaria to shape and deliver the company’s strategic plans, including leading on commercial business development, Overseeing day-to-day operations, Howe will work […]

Fremantle’s Naked hires Twofour’s Natalie McArdle as development chief

Fremantle-owned Naked has hired Twofour’s director of development Natalie McArdle, who is leaving the ITV Studios-owned prodco after a year in the role. McArdle will join Naked in February in the same role and reports into creative director, Tom O’Brien. She had led the development team at Twofour since her appointment last January, with a […]

Fremantle-owned Naked hires UKTV commissioning editor Natalie Rose

Fremantle-owned I Can See Your Voice producer Naked has hired UKTV commissioning editor Natalie Rose as its new head of features. She will join the label in January and reports into recently appointed MD Fatima Salaria, the former Channel 4 head of specialist factual who left the UK broadcaster earlier this summer to head up Naked. Rose […]

Edinburgh TV Festival names Naked’s Fatima Salaria as exec chair

Fatima Salaria has been appointed as the executive chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival and its umbrella charity, The TV Foundation. She will now be responsible for overseeing the festival and foundation’s executive committee and work with the festival team across its operations as well as its charitable initiatives. Salaria, who left her position as […]

Fremantle names Fatima Salaria to lead merged UK labels Boundless & Naked

Fremantle has restructured the operations of its UK-based unscripted production houses Boundless and the recently acquired Naked, with the former’s MD Neil Smith exiting as a result. The two divisions will be merged into a single entity called Naked Television and be led by Fatima Salaria, the former Channel 4 exec who was appointed MD […]

News round-up: Hulu, BBC3 and Delevigne set course for ‘Planet Sex’; ‘Sweet Diva’ goes global; Channel 5 bulks up history slate

Hulu and BBC3 set course for ‘Planet Sex’ with Cara Delevigne US streamer Hulu and UK channel BBC Three have jointly commissioned a new documentary exploring human sexuality from Fremantle-owned Naked, to be hosted and co-created by actor and singer Cara Delevingne. The six-part series, which has the working title Planet Sex, will see Delevingne […]