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Fox to replace Blakeson at Remarkable Television

James Fox has been named head of entertainment at UK prodco Remarkable Television, replacing Tom Blakeson, who leaves to join Remedy Productions at the end of the month. (Pictured: Remarkable's The Bank Job)
August 8, 2012

James Fox has been named head of entertainment at UK prodco Remarkable Television, replacing Tom Blakeson, who steps down from the role at the end of the month.

Blakeson is joining Remedy Productions as chief creative officer, starting September. At Remedy, which is part of the Argonon group, Blakeson will be tasked with leading the prodco’s continued development into interactive game show formats and will report to joint MD Juliet Borges.

Fox, an executive producer at Endemol UK, will now be tasked with executive producing Remarkable’s entertainment shows, which includes The Million Pound Drop, Pointless, The Bank Job (pictured above) and Snog, Marry, Avoid.

He will also be in charge of expanding the prodco’s slate of entertainment formats. In his new role, Fox will report to David Flynn, managing director of the Endemol company.

Fox brings more than 10 years of experience creating, developing and producing primetime entertainment formats to the role, most recently working as series producer on The Bank Job and Initial’s 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show. He has also been the creative director at BBC Worldwide America, where he oversaw development across their LA and New York offices, and served as Fever Media’s  joint head of development.

“James has a stellar track record of creating, developing and producing big hitting formats on both sides of the Atlantic. He’s not afraid of taking risks and I look forward to working with him on some big ambitious shows,” said Flynn.

Meanwhile, Borges said of Blakeson’s appointment: “We’re delighted to welcome one of the industry’s most talented producers to Remedy. Tom’s award-winning credentials in creating pioneering multi-platform formats will be invaluable as we seek to expand into new genres of programming.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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