Recently founded creative incubator The Hot House has thrown its financial support behind its first independent studio headed by producer Steven D Wright (pictured).
Wright’s Kerfuffle TV is slated to deliver fact-ent, popular factual and entertainment programming.
With more than 13 years of industry experience, Wright has previously held senior creative positions at Shine Entertainment and Whizz Kid Entertainment. He also served as Channel 4′s first commissioning editor of factual before setting up Carbon Media under the ITV Studios umbrella.
The media veteran has been responsible for such programming as Chavs, How to be Famous, The Story of Light Entertainment, The Truth About Take That, Modern Day Morality Tale, Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster, Bernard’s Bombay Dreams, The Showbiz Set and The Importance of Morrissey.
The Hot House was established last month by television veteran Justin Bodle and Thinking Violets founder Remy Blumenfeld. The venture has been injected with £3 million (US$4.34 million) to offer 10 creative teams the opportunity to launch their own labels that will operate from within its London-based offices.
The initiative will look to provide partnerships with established producers seeking creative freedom as well as development heads and executive producers ready to launch their own independent firms.
“Steven is a unique TV producer – a brilliant ideas generator, extremely creative and proficient in a variety of TV genres,” said Bodle in a statement. “With him at the helm, Kerfuffle TV was an obvious choice to launch The Hot House.”
“The Hot House is not out for a fast buck; its purpose is to grow indies organically as creative endeavors, not just cash cows,” added Wright. “It’s a great time to start my own indie.”