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Alaska TV hires head of development

London-based producer Alaska TV has appointed Georgina Madley as its new head of development. Madley (pictured), who replaces the recently departed Jonny Goodman, will be responsible for developing new factual and ...
October 5, 2016

London-based producer Alaska TV has appointed Georgina Madley as its new head of development.

Madley (pictured), who replaces the recently departed Jonny Goodman, will be responsible for developing new factual and format titles for the UK and U.S. market. She will work closely alongside the firm’s joint MDs Paul Sommers and Chris Fouracre, as well as recently joined creative director Rich Evans.

Madley joins the Very British Problems indie from Blast!, where she formerly served as head of UK development. Prior to this, she spent four years running the slate at documentary specialists at Blakeway North.

The exec has also held a variety of competencies at UK indie betty, Maverick, Studio Lambert, Leopard Films and the BBC.

Her previous production credits include BBC1′s My £9.50 Holiday and Swap my Council House; BBC3′s Hot Like Us and EDL Girls: Don’t Call Me Racist; Channel 4′s My Online Nightmare and My Baggy Body; and Channel 5′s Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun.

Alaska TV are currently in production for BBC Worldwide’s Fishing Impossible, Channel 5′s Carry on Caravanning and Channel 4′s Britain’s Coastal Railways with Julie Walters.

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 HMV.com. 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.

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