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.”