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Rise Films hires Kate Morey, Steve Condie

Rise Films has appointed leading industry executives Kate Morey and Steve Condie to senior positions within the London-based production studio. Former betty executive producer Morey (pictured, left) has been brought in as head ...
January 11, 2017

Rise Films has appointed leading industry executives Kate Morey and Steve Condie to senior positions within the London-based production studio.

Former betty executive producer Morey (pictured, left) has been brought in as head of popular factual. During her tenure at the Discovery-owned UK indie, she was responsible for developing content for a range of broadcasters that included Channel 4, BBC1, ITV and Discovery.

Her production credits include the Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners brand and spin-offs; First Dates; Jews at Ten; One Born Every Minute; Famous, Rich and Jobless; Too Ugly For Love?; and Would Like To Meet Again.

Prior to betty, Morey spent 10 years as a director working with such leading indies as Shine, Dragonfly, Love, Ricochet and Maverick.

Condie (right), meanwhile, joins Rise as an executive producer.

Previously, he served as head of specialist factual at Seven Network-backed UK prodco 7 Wonder.  There, he played a key role in developing and growing the company as an exec producer on such series as ITV’s Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America, BBC3′s documentary Obesity: The Post Mortem, BBC4′s The People’s History of Pop and the critically acclaimed Story of Skinhead.

Condie has also served as an executive producer at Oxford Scientific Films, overseeing high-end history, arts and docuseries for BBC and C4.

“[Morey and Condie] are both outstanding and highly creative executives with real flare who, throughout their careers, have done things a little differently, making them a perfect fit for Rise,” said Rise MD Teddy Leifer in a statement. “Both Kate and Steve have great range and, culturally, that’s important at Rise — as we continue to grow a dynamic, multi-genre production business in the UK and U.S.”

The UK firm behind the 2012 Oscar-nominated investigative documentary The Invisible War is also currently recruiting a COO, head of production and bolstering its development team.

Elsewhere, Megan Davis has been elevated to development producer, working across docs and specialist factual, while Guy Horlock has joined as a production assistant.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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