Unscripted

Studio Lambert ups two, hires development head

The Gogglebox producer has promoted Tim Harcourt (pictured) and Tania Alexander, and hired former NBCUniversal International exec Jack Burgess to be its head of development.
July 10, 2014

Undercover Boss and Gogglebox producer Studio Lambert has promoted two execs and hired a new head of development.

The London-based company promoted head of development Tim Harcourt (pictured) to creative director and executive producer Tania Alexander to director of factual entertainment. Meanwhile, former NBCUniversal International head of development Jack Burgess has moved into the same role at Studio Lambert.

Harcourt joined Studio Lambert in 2012 as head of development and has worked on Gogglebox for Channel 4, The Great Interior Design Challenge for BBC2 and How To Get A Council House for Channel 4.  As creative director he will oversee development and lead day-to-day pitching in the UK.

Alexander has worked for the company since 2008. Her credits include Seven Days for Channel 4 and Girlfriends for ITV2 and she has worked as the showrunner for Googlebox. She will continue overseeing that program in addition to leading development on series of scale with a focus on real-time shows.

Burgess has spent the past year overseeing unscripted programming as NBCUniversal’s head of development. Before that, he spent five years in development and production at Fever Media where he worked with Harcourt at various points.

“These promotions for Tim and Tania reflect the outstanding role they have played in growing our business,” said chief executive Stephen Lambert in a statement. “I am also delighted that Jack has agreed to lead our development team. He will work closely with Tim, Tania, me and our senior executive producers Ros Ponder and Freya Sampson.”

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