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KEO Films brings Manners to its board

London-based cross-platform prodco KEO films has appointed PACT chair Debbie Manners as a non-executive director.
December 8, 2011

London-based cross-platform prodco KEO films has appointed PACT Chair Debbie Manners as a non-executive director.

Manners, who is currently interim COO for BBC Studios and Post Production, will be working closely with KEO’s senior management team as they grow the company.

She is also a non-executive director at Northern Upstart productions and has previously been the COO at Hat Trick Productions, group commercial director of RDF Media Group and director of rights and business affairs at the BBC.

Zam Baring, Managing Director, KEO Films said of the news: “It feels like the perfect time to be bringing Debbie on to the board to help us manage what we think is going to be a period of accelerated growth across the group. Debbie’s deep experience across the industry and her knowledge and understanding of how to develop media businesses, makes her the ideal person for this position and we look forward to working with her to guide KEO into the future.”

Manners added: “KEO is a unique and diverse company, renowned for producing programs and online projects that push boundaries and engage viewers in wider issues. It is a company that has successfully integrated a leading digital business and award-winning regional office, and won many plaudits for fantastic shows like Welcome To Lagos and the Fish Fight campaign.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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