BBC development exec joins Oxford Scientific Films

In a newly created role, Mike Philo (pictured) will look to develop high-end specialist and broad populist content as he joins the Ingenious Animals producer.
August 30, 2016

London-based producer Oxford Scientific Films has appointed former BBC exec Mike Philo to a newly created role where he will oversee the firm’s development slate.

In the new post, Philo (pictured) will look to develop high-end specialist and broad populist content when he joins the Ingenious Animals producer at the end of August.

He first joined BBC Development Central in 2014 as a development assistant producer before rising through the ranks to become a development executive. His credits at the UK pubcaster include Tomorrow’s Food, DIY SOS and Food Detectives.

Philo earlier served as an assistant producer at Raw Cut TV, as well as a development researcher at Keo Films, where he worked across factual formats for Channel 4, BBC1 and BBC2.

He has also held various posts at RDF Television and Amber Entertainment.

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