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Firecracker appoints creative director

Former Oxford Scientific Films exec Emma Morgan has been named as creative director at Tinopolis Group-owned indie Firecracker Films. In her new role, Morgan (pictured) will lead the development and production of ...
April 25, 2017

Former Oxford Scientific Films exec Emma Morgan has been named as creative director at Tinopolis Group-owned indie Firecracker Films.

In her new role, Morgan (pictured) will lead the development and production of new series and popular factual formats for the UK and U.S. markets. She will be based out of the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings producer’s London office.

Most recently, Morgan executive produced Channel 4′s A Very British Hotel (Inside the Mandarin Oriental series and served as head of popular factual and exec producer at Oxford Scientific Films. She also held a raft of senior executive titles at leading British producers including creative director at Watershed TV, director of development and exec producer at Mentorn Media, and head of development and exec producer at Twofour Group. Additionally, she serves as the deputy chair of the BAFTA TV committee.

Her factual credits include Channel 4′s The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day, Educating…, Why Men Wear Frocks with Grayson Perry and The F***ing Fulfords; BBC3′s Hotel of Mum and Dad; Channel 5′s The Hotel Fixer; and Sky One’s Gregg’s: More Than Meets the Pie.

“Emma joins an excellent senior team at an exciting time for Firecracker as we try to build on a strong slate of new and existing series from both our London and Glasgow offices and I can’t wait to see what she will come up with next,” said Firecracker chief creative officer Jes Wilkins in a statement.

“Firecracker have a great reputation for producing attention grabbing programmes that people talk about for years,” added Morgan. “As well as being talented, they’re also a really nice bunch of people. I am delighted to be joining the team.”

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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