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Nutopia names Boyd EP as Willgoss returns

Transatlantic indie Nutopia has hired development exec Katie Boyd to be its executive producer, while producer Simon Willgoss has returned as head of development. (Pictured: CEO Jane Root)
October 31, 2014

Transatlantic indie Nutopia has named development exec Katie Boyd as its executive producer, while producer Simon Willgoss has returned to serve as head of development.

Willgoss, who formerly served as a development and story producer at the firm between 2008 and 2013, returns to Nutopia after working as head of development at London-based indie CB Films. His previous development credits include The British for Sky Atlantic, How We Invented the World for Discovery and The 80s: The Decade That Made Us for National Geographic Channel.

Meanwhile, Boyd joins having previously been the senior commissioning editor for digital channel London Live, and prior to that, worked as features commissioning editor at Channel 4. Her credits include Superscrimpers, Sarah Beeny’s Double Your House for Half the Money, Embarrassing Bodies and Mr Drew’s School for Boys.

Finally, Lee McNulty has been promoted from deputy head of development to in-house producer. His production credits for Nutopia include The 80′s: The Decade That Made Us and Mankind: The Story of All of Us, while other credits include head of research for Wall To Wall Media’s Who Do You Think You Are? and producer of the first series of The Great British Bake Off for Love Productions.

“This is a hugely exciting time for Nutopia with many new commissions appearing on screen over the next year,” said Jane Root (pictured above), Nutopia CEO, in a statement. “It’s great to have such a talented team in place, who I know will bring fantastic ideas and experience to Nutopia. I am looking forward to working with them all.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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