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Beach House Pictures hires four, bolsters post division

Singapore-headquartered Beach House Pictures has bolstered its in-house team with the addition of four international hires, including Chiara Bellati (left), Tay Sook Hoon (center) and Tim Franklin (right) .
June 12, 2015

Singapore-headquartered Beach House Pictures (BHP) has bolstered its in-house team with the addition of four international hires while expanding its post-production division ahead of a raft of greenlit series.

Tim Franklin (pictured, right) has been named head of production and will provide more than 30 years of experience in content production as a senior production manager, director and line producer across a slate of genres. In his new role, Franlkin will be charged with handling production management and oversight on continuing projects across the company’s four divisions. Previously, Franklin has worked at BBC Scotland as production manager with the BAFTA winning series Rab C Nesbitt.

The indie has also taken on former DStv senior producer and talent manager Justina Wright as senior production manager. Having previously worked on series across the UK, U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia, credits include Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word and A Place in the Sun.

The company has also made two senior producer hires in the form of Chiara Bellati (pictured, left) and Caroline Allward.

As the prodco’s natural history/specialist factual series producer, Belatti is tasked with directing wildlife productions and development of new content, focusing primarily on the UK and global markets. She has produced programs for such networks as the BBC, Discovery and National Geographic Channel.

Allward, meanwhile, will take oversight on a forthcoming original series on Singapore’s Changi Airport, slated for 2016. The multi-award winning producer has had a hand in Sky Living’s Ladyboys and Channel 9′s Bangkok Embassy.

Elsewhere, the Singapore-based super-indie has strengthened its production division by tapping senior production manager Tay Sook Hoon (pictured, center) to head post-production. She will oversee the company’s post-production department while managing procedures at its post facilities. Sook Hoon’s TV credentials include Asia’s Next Top Model(StarWorld), Birth Days (Discovery Channel) and Junkie Monastery (BIO), for which Sook Hoon won a 2012 Rockie Award for Best Lifestyle and Information Program.

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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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