Cuming comes to Boomerang

Tess Cuming, a former senior commissioning editor with UKTV, has joined the UK indie prodco as head of factual entertainment and features.
February 6, 2013

UK-based indie prodco Boomerang has hired Tess Cuming, formerly a senior commissioning editor with UKTV, as its head of factual entertainment and features.

Based in the prodco’s Cardiff office, Cuming will be tasked with building its fact ent and features slate. The company is behind ITV4′s GT Academy and last year, produced Jon Snow’s Paraolympic Show for Channel 4.

At UKTV, she worked across that company’s stable of channels, developing the first series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible for Watch, as well as working on such programs as Good Food’s Choccywoccydoodah and Dave’s Argumental.

Prior to her network position, she’d worked in the indie production sector, as an executive producer at North One Television and Endemol.

“Tess’s valuable experience on both the broadcast and production side will prove invaluable as we look to expand and diversify,” said Boomerang managing director Gareth Rees in a statement.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Tess for the last four years where she’s nurtured and overseen some of our biggest hit shows,” said Jane Rogerson, director of commissioning at UKTV. “We’ll all miss her as a colleague and friend but wish her every success on her new adventure.”

Boomerang is part of Boom Pictures, founded by former BBC1 controller and Talkback Thames chief executive Lorraine Heggessey and Huw Eurig Davies, founder of Boomerang Plus

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