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Twofour bolsters development team; Ana De Moraes exits as formats head

UK indie media company Twofour Group has restructured its development team with several promotions and appointments. Jonny Coller (pictured) has been elevated from head of development to director of development and has joined ...
January 3, 2018

UK indie media company Twofour Group has restructured its development team with several promotions and appointments.

Jonny Coller (pictured) has been elevated from head of development to director of development and has joined the management board of the Twofour Group.

Coller joined the company in 2011 as senior development producer and has developed a range of shows, including pubcaster Channel 4′s entertainment series The Jump, before becoming head of development in 2014.

Coller has overseen Twofour’s entire development slate, with commissions including BBC1′s The Real Marigold Hotel, Channel 5′s One Night With My Ex, and the upcoming ITV singing show, Change Your Tune. He also helped develop and roll out the format This Time Next Year (ITV).

Elsewhere, Edward Phillips has been upped to head of factual and fact ent development. Phillips has been with Twofour’s development team for eight years and helped secure a raft of recent commissions, including ITV’s forthcoming 12-part business series Give it a Year, BBC1′s The Real Marigold on Tour, returning BBC daytime program Dom on the Spot and Channel 4′s Confessions of a Junior Doctor.

Coller and Phillips will start their roles effective immediately.

Meanwhile, Luke Dolan joins the company as development executive from prodco Whizz Kid. Following an extensive career in production, with credits including The X FactorBritain’s Got TalentAnt and Dec’s Gameshow Marathon and SaturdayNight Takeaway, Dolan was a senior member of Syco’s development team.

Rounding out the new hires is Anna Abenson, who joins Twofour as senior development producer. Before moving into development, Abenson produced series such as Channel 4′s Gordon Ramsay’s F Word, The Sex Education Show and House of Tiny Tearaways for BBC3‎. Her commissions include BBC2′s Dragons’ Den Pitches to Riches and Smells Like Friday Night for Channel 4.

Dolan and Abenson will be joining Twofour this month.

The restructure sees the company’s departure of head of new formats, Ana De Moraes, who will not be directly replaced.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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