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
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 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.