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Twofour’s Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie depart to set up South Shore

Twofour bosses Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie are exiting the business to launch a new venture backed by ITV Studios. CEO Leach and CCO Mackenzie are in the final phase of talks with ITV Studios, which will hold a minority stake in their new outfit, South Shore. Twofour CFO and COO Anthony Hughes will also […]

Twofour scores format deals in Russia

Twofour formats What Would Your Kid Do? and Change Your Tune are heading to Russia. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel One has signed on for local versions of the two formats, after striking deals with distributor Twofour Rights. The channel has ordered eight-episode series of each title, which are to air later this year. What Would Your […]

Melanie Leach: the hit-maker

Twofour CEO Melanie Leach is the winner of TBI’s Content Innovation Awards Lifetime Achievement gong. Here she talks about what’s led to her stellar career in television. You’ve seen Twofour grow dramatically over the past two decades in the company, what’s been the key to its success? Twofour is brimming with brilliant people and with […]

Twofour to produce ITV4 action show

ITV4 has commissioned Twofour to produce Take The Tower, which draws inspiration from classic Hollywood action movies to create a challenge show. The host, Hollywood action hero Dolph Lundgren (pictured) of Rocky, Universal Soldier and The Expendables blockbusters as well as upcoming films Aquaman and Creed 2, will challenge some of the toughest members of the […]

Mentorn appoints Hughes as head of development

Mentorn Media has appointed Paul Hughes as head of development, after the exec joined last year. Hughes will lead the development team to supercharge the producers’ diverse development slate with a focus on returnable factual entertainment and entertainment content for both the UK and the international market. The exec joined Mentorn last year as senior […]

Thames hires Boomerang’s Baldwin as development director

FremantleMediaUK’s Thames has appointed Boomerang’s Shona Baldwin as director of development. Baldwin will work closely with managing director Amelia Brown and creative director Phil Harris on developing new formats for global audiences. She joins the entertainment company this month. The new director arrives from TwoFour label Boomerang, where as director of development she has led […]

Shiver hires De Moraes after TwoFour exit

Shiver has hired the creator of The Choir and First Dates Ana De Moraes as group creative director, after her departure at TwoFour earlier this month. De Moraes left her role as head of formats at TwoFour, which is now restructuring its development team. She will work together in the newly created role with Shiver […]

ITV sets up Dating in the Dark

ITV has ordered a UK version of Dating in the Dark. The series, which was created by Talpa and is distributed by John de Mol’s company, was previously on Sky Living in the UK, will be on the ITV2 channel. Talpa is now owned by ITV, but still run autonomously out of the Netherland. The […]

Twofour merges Welsh indies

ITV-owned Twofour Group has merged three of its Wales-based production companies under the Boomerang brand. Twofour group director of development Matt Pritchard has been named managing director of the merged entity, which comprises the former Boomerang, Twofour Wales and Indus Films. Twofour Wales executive producer Sam Grace has been appointed director of programmes, with Boomerang’s […]