Rachel Smith

Bravo ups development exec Smith

Rachel Smith has been appointed senior vice president of development at US cable net Bravo Media. Her new role, based in New York, will involve overseeing non-scripted development including pilots, original concepts and casting reels. She will report to Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. In her previous role as senior […]

BBC Worldwide hires ex-UKTV, Channel 4 commissioning execs

BBC Worldwide has expanded its commissioning team with execs from UKTV and Channel 4. UKTV’s commissioning editor of entertainment Julie Swanston and Channel 4’s former commissioning editor of specialist factual Lucy Pilkington have joined the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm as executive producers. Swanston will be responsible for generating entertainment content for BBCWW’s channels, including US […]

BBC America, Two explore sci-fi’s history

US cable channel BBC America and its UK pubcaster cousin BBC Two are to coproduce a four-part exploring the popularity of science fiction. The docu-series, My God, It’s Full of Stars: a Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (WT), will seek to be the “definitive television history” of the genres, according to producers. Each […]