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STV names head of entertainment development

UK content creator STV Productions has appointed Nick Johns to the newly-created role of head of entertainment development. According to a release, the position was created “to enable the business to consolidate ...
February 13, 2018

UK content creator STV Productions has appointed Nick Johns to the newly-created role of head of entertainment development.

According to a release, the position was created “to enable the business to consolidate its strengths” in the genre, capitalizing on programming succeses such as game show format Catchphrase, created for ITV.

Johns joined STV Productions in 2014 and has worked on entertainment commissions such as ITV2 ‘comedy roast’ series SafeWord, a copro and co-development between STV and Motion Content Group, and game show Babushka, created by Armoza Formats.

Additional STV Productions credits include The Dressing Room and, more recently, the six-part celeb competition show And They’re Off …For Sport Relief for BBC1.

Before joining STV, Johns was as a freelancer working on such shows as Dancing On Ice for ITV and BBC1′s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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