Shed Media prodco Twenty Twenty has hired Martha Housden as its head of development, responsible for generating content ideas for documentaries, features, factual entertainment formats and entertainment.
Housden joins from her role as head of development at Love Productions, where she secured a commission for BBC1 and eight funded developments in her six months with the company. Prior to Love, she developed and exec produced projects such as The Horsemeat Banquet (BBC3) and The Complainers (Channel 4) as head of development for Dragonfly.
Housden has also held positions at BBC3, Shine, Fresh One and Maverick. “Martha’s got an impressive track record already but she has the potential to be one of the stand-out development executives in the industry,” said Tim Carter, CEO of Twenty Twenty, in a statement. “She’ll flourish at Twenty Twenty because she’s super-smart, has serious journalist chops, is prolific with ideas and is a human dynamo.”