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.