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Andy Rowe heads to Hat Trick

The veteran entertainment format producer is making the move from Endemol-owned Initial, where he helped launch Total Wipeout.
August 30, 2013

Veteran entertainment format producer Andy Rowe has joined UK prodco Hat Trick Productions.

Rowe’s making the move from Endemol-owned Initial, with whom he launched Total Wipeout (pictured) in the UK and produced six seasons of the series. Other series he launched and ran for Endemol include The Kids are All Right and 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow for BBC1, and Golden Balls and Prize Island for ITV.

Also, as a series producer Rowe has worked for the BBC, Watchmaker, Tiger Aspect, RDF and Outline Productions.

“I am more than a little excited about joining David [Young, a format creator who has recently rejoined the prodco to develop projects] and Jimmy [Mulville, Hat Trick MD] at Hat Trick, a wonderful company with a fantastic pedigree,” said Rowe via a statement. “This also presents a thrilling opportunity for us to develop bold and original new shows. It will be lots of fun and a delicious challenge.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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