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C4′s Sara Ramsden joins Love Productions

UK-based indie prodco Love Productions has tapped Channel 4 exec Sara Ramsden for the role of creative director. Ramsden (pictured), who currently holds the position of commissioning editor for science and specialist factual ...
September 12, 2017

UK-based indie prodco Love Productions has tapped Channel 4 exec Sara Ramsden for the role of creative director.

Ramsden (pictured), who currently holds the position of commissioning editor for science and specialist factual events, will join The Great British Bake Off production company in December.

Ramsden will report to CCO Richard McKerrow and work alongside joint creative directors Anna Beattie and Kieran Smith, executive editor Simon Evans and managing director Letty Kavanagh.

According to a statement, Ramsden’s appointment comes at a “key time for the company as it prepares for future growth in the area of brand new international factual formats and events.”

Before joining Love Productions, Ramsden worked at C4 as creative director. Joining the company in 2012, Ramsden  brought The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6-year-olds to screen. She also commissioned all Guy Martin’s programs including Guy Martin’s Wall of Death and Our Guy in China. Other films include Jamie’s Sugar Rush, Rupert Everett’s 50 Shades of Gay and Love for Sale.

Ramsden aslo did a stint at the pubcaster between 1994 and 2003, where she was a head of department, commissioning titles such as 1900 House, Scrapheap Challenge and The Decision.

Previously, Ramsden was channel controller at Sky One, where she commissioned Brainiac and David Blaine Above the Below, and was creative director at Endemol Shine UK’s Cheetah Television, where she made Fat Men Can’t Hunt, The Garage, Supersize Superskinny and more.

 

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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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