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C5′s Jason Wells joins Crackit Productions

The UK indie has hired former Channel 5 factual and factual entertainment commissioning editor Jason Wells (pictured) as an executive producer.
May 20, 2015

Channel 5 factual and factual entertainment commissioner Jason Wells (pictured) has joined London-based indie Crackit Productions as an executive producer.

Wells, who left the UK broadcaster last year, will join the company at the end of the month and oversee projects from development through production, as well as contribute to formats.

At Channel 5, he commissioned Caught on Camera, Police 5 and Nightmare Neighbours Next Door. He has also worked as a producer for Optomen and Reef Television.

Last month, the network commissioned Crackit to produce a six-part series on the most memorable moments in modern British history, 20 Moments That Rocked Britain.

Another Channel 5 commissioner, Simon Raikes, was recently named as creative director of UK indie Red Planet Pictures’ newly launched unscripted and factual arm. The post begins this summer.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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