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Broad Bean MD joins BBC Worldwide

Joff Powell (pictured) has been appointed acting commissioning editor for factual entertainment at BBC Worldwide, effective immediately.
September 12, 2016

Joff Powell has been appointed acting commissioning editor for factual entertainment at BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), effective immediately.

In his new role, Powell (pictured) will be charged with overseeing BBCWW’s fact-ent commissioning slate that includes Are You Fitter Than a Massai Warrior?, Million Dollar Car Hunters and Fishing Impossible.

Powell joins from Broad Bean Media where he served as MD over the past four years, and takes over from Hannah Demidowicz as she departs on maternity leave.

While at Broad Bean, the exec worked across a wide range of series in the factual, entertainment and comedy spaces, including Channel 4′s Katie Piper’s Extraordinary Births, and AOL’s Sophie Turner #Powershift.

Prior to this, Powell held stints as head of development at UK prodco betty, a commissioning executive at UKTV and an entertainment executive at Lion TV.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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