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Keo Films hires head of development

The London-based indie has hired former Twenty Twenty head of factual and entertainment Colleen Flynn (pictured) to be its head of development, and has begun work on several commissions.
July 6, 2012

London-based independent production company Keo Films has hire Colleen Flynn (pictured) as head of development.

She will report to Keo creative director Andrew Palmer and work alongside the heads of documentaries and features to develop existing and new factual entertainment projects.

Formerly head of factual and entertainment development at UK prodco Twenty Twenty, she oversaw ITV’s 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments, and Channel 4′s (C4) The Hoarder Next Door and My Transsexual Summer. Before that she worked at Maverick, Optomen and Fresh One on programs such as Junior Doctors: Their Life in Your Hands, How to Look Good Naked and Jamie’s Chef.

“Hiring Colleen is an important move for Keo as we look to accelerate our growth,” said Keo’s MD Debbie Manners in a statement. “Keo’s aim is to roll out our distinctive brand of content and innovation to a broader range of markets.”

The company is also working on new commissions Victoria Wood: The Great British Cuppa (2 x 60-minutes) for BBC1, Hillbilly Holidays (3 x 60-minutes) for C4, and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feasts (4 x 60-minutes) for More4; and is in production on River Cottage – 3 Good Things, Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure and Welcome to India, The Estate, Fish Fight 2 and River Cottage spin-off River Cottage: 3 Go Mad, for C4.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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