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BBC unveils autism, alcoholism & paranormal projects in documentary slate

UK pubcaster has commissioned three new documentary features and three new series, with the new projects announced by Clare Sillery, the BBC’s head of commissioning for documentaries, history and religion, at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK today. The one-off productions include Family 23 (working title), which tells the story of an ordinary family from the […]

Netflix & Channel 4 link for ‘Five Star Chef’

Global streamer Netflix and UK broadcaster Channel 4 have teamed to jointly commission Five Star Chef, a new culinary competition series with a restaurant as the grand prize. Created by Twenty Twenty, the firm behind First Dates and A House Through Time, the 6 x 60-minute series pits ambitious chefs against one another in the […]

BBCS adds Twenty Twenty exec to lead development at Docs Unit

BBC Studios (BBCS)’s Factual Productions division has made more changes to its Documentary Unit, this time hiring an exec from UK-based Twenty Twenty as head of development. Naomi Benson will join BBCS later this month and is being tasked with providing editorial direction, expanding creativity and ensuring the team generate ideas and new IP to […]

Twofour appoints Twenty Twenty exec Seb Curtis to lead development

ITV Studios(ITVS)-owned Twofour has hired Twenty Twenty exec Seb Curtis as director of development. Curtis will lead development across the Twofour slate of documentaries, factual entertainment and entertainment formats for both the UK terrestrials and global SVODs. He will work alongside the creative team led by David Brindley and Dan Adamson. He will join Twofour in […]

Twenty Twenty hires Blast! Films exec as creative chief, reveals HQ move

UK producer Twenty Twenty has hired former Blast! Films exec James O’Reilly as creative director at the Warner Bros.-owned company, which is planning to move to Bristol next year. O’Reilly will start in the spring and joins having held the same role at Blast! Films, which has been behind shows including The Secret Life Of […]

BBC Studios hires Twenty Twenty exec for unscripted development

BBC Studios has appointed Twenty Twenty’s Martha Housden and The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle producer-director Claire Popplewell to its factual entertainment and events team. Housden, who acted as director of development at Twenty Twenty, is now creative director for development at the BBC and will work closely with the existing team to develop […]

Twenty Twenty finds replacement for CEO

There’s a new chief at Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP)’s UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Creative director Emma Willis (pictured) has been promoted to managing director to replace Tim Carter, who is moving to become MD of ITV Studios-owned prodco Shiver. At the same time, Hana Canter is promoted to business director, handing her overall […]

Twenty Twenty CEO to join ITV Studios’ Shiver

Tim Carter, Twenty Twenty’s current CEO, is set to join ITV Studios’ factual label Shiver as managing director. He will lead the label with offices in London, Manchester and Leeds, and oversee approximately 300 hours of production a year. Carter will work on shows such as Come Dine With Me, Peston on Sunday and The […]

Warner Bros. restructures UK production

Warner Bros. is reorganising following the news that its UK production bosses are leaving. Its UK-based prodcos will sit within its international production division under Ronald Goes under the new structure. The UK operations span Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade. They became part of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) after Warner Bros. took […]

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