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Kate Maddigan joins Little Gem as head of entertainment

London-based factual prodco Little Gem has tapped Kate Maddigan as its new head of entertainment. In her new role, Maddigan will be tasked with developing and executing new shows as they get ...
April 12, 2018

London-based factual prodco Little Gem has tapped Kate Maddigan as its new head of entertainment.

In her new role, Maddigan will be tasked with developing and executing new shows as they get commissioned. She starts her new position on April 16th.

As a former commissioning editor at UK pubcaster Channel 4, Maddigan worked on the formats team that looked after the original and recommission of LEGO Masters for C4 and Celebs Go Dating, My Hotter Half and Five Star Hotel for E4.

Maddigan was previously at ITV for six years where she worked in the entertainment and comedy department. Her slate at the channel included I’m a Celebrity, Big Star’s Little Star, Towie, Britain’s Got More Talent and Xtra Factor. One of her last commissions was the reboot of Love Island for ITV2.

Before commissioning, Maddigan was a series and executive producer on entertainment programs including Strictly Come Dancing, Got to Dance, Odd One In, Joseph: Any Dream Will Do, Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, Glastonbury and Oliver: I’d Do Anything.

 

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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