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Voltage TV boosts senior exec team

UK indie Voltage TV has bolstered its senior management team with the appointments of Jon Alwen (pictured, left) and Kathleen Larkin (right) as executive producers.
November 10, 2015

UK indie Voltage TV has bolstered its senior team with the appointments of Jon Alwen (pictured, left) and Kathleen Larkin (right) as executive producers.

The pair will report to Voltage CEO Sanjay Singhal and will be tasked with growing the company’s factual stable.

Larkin boards Voltage from UKindie betty where she exec produced Channel 4′s series The Undateables, which follows a group of singles with disabilities entering the dating scene. Larkin’s additional credits include fact-ent series First Dates and Mary Queen of the High Street, both for C4.

Previously, Larkin served as commissioning editor of factual entertainment for Channel 4. She will take up her role in January, following the completion of The Undateables season five.

Alwen, who has already boarded the London-based company, most recently served as a freelance producer, having produced the Keo Films-made Millennium Children for BBC1.

Prior to this, he acted as series producer on the Voltage docuseries NHS: £2 Billion a Week and Counting for C4, with further credits including Wild Pictures’ Dangerous Dogs for ITV.

“We have been looking for the right people to add to our creative team for some time now – I’m delighted that the wait has paid off as we’ve been able to bring in two senior creatives who are in constant demand,” Singhal said in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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