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Raw TV ups Vellacott, adds head of U.S. development

London-based indie prodco Raw TV has made a number of management moves, including a promotion for head of production Piers Vellacott (pictured) to managing director, and hiring a former RDF exec as head of U.S. development.
November 22, 2012

London-based indie prodco Raw TV has made a number of management moves, including a promotion for head of production Piers Vellacott (pictured) to managing director, and hiring a former RDF exec as head of U.S. development.

Vellacott had been the Gold Rush prodco’s head of production since 2008. He takes on his new title as MD immediately, and will work alongside CEO and founder Dimitri Doganis and creative director Bart Layton.

Vellacott has also held roles at Darlow Smithson, 3BM, Ten Alps Drama and Oxford Film and TV.

Adam Hawkins has been hired to take a lead role on all U.S. development. He was most recently the head of development for RDF West, where he was responsible for developing and securing commissions such as Secrets of The Shoplifters for Channel 4 and Emergency Bikers for Channel Five.  He will work alongside Raw’s head of development Tim Wardle.

“Adam is a very creative and well respected development executive, and his track record to date is testament to that,” said Layton. “We have a number of exciting opportunities right now in the U.S. and internationally that we see Adam playing a key role in developing.”

The company has also hired Jane Gant as head of finance, where she will work closely with Vellacott. She was previously the financial controller at Darlow Smithson.

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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