Shed Media U.S. president Nick Emmerson (pictured) is returning to UK-based indie Ricochet – also part of the Shed Media Group – in the role of CEO, as part of a management restructure.
Current Ricochet CEO Nick Powell will become chief creative officer, overseeing the creation of new formats and developing relationships with onscreen talent. Jo Ball will continue in her role as managing director.
“Nick Emmerson has done an outstanding job for Shed Media in the U.S.,” said Shed Media CEO Nick Southgate in a statement. “In his six years, he has transformed a one-production outfit into one of the leading suppliers of unscripted programming in the American marketplace. I think that continuity and the strength of the UK-U.S. axis will help grow our business on both sides of the Atlantic.”
“Ricochet has always been about creating ground breaking shows and unearthing memorable TV talent,” Emmerson added. “Our new structure will be focused on delivering even bigger and bolder programs in the coming years.” Emmerson will be replaced by TV producer and executive Pamela Healey, who joins Shed’s American production arm as general manager.
Formerly executive VP for the west coast at High Noon Entertainment, she will oversee day-to-day operations, as well as development and production of original unscripted series and U.S. format versions from Shed Media Group’s British production companies, such as Ricochet, Wall to Wall, Shed Productions, Twenty Twenty and Renegade Pictures.
“Pam is that rare thing — a creative entrepreneur who is at home in both the editing room and the boardroom,” Southgate said. “She’ll be brilliant for us.”
Emmerson was an executive producer at Ricochet, working on series such as ABC’s Supernanny, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City and Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, prior to his appointment as Shed Media U.S. in 2009, when it was established as the American production arm for Shed’s British prodcos. Before that he served as exec VP of Ricochet Television USA from 2006 onwards.