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Raise the Roof ups three execs

Factual entertainment indie Raise the Roof Productions has promoted three of its production team. The Glasgow-based indie has upped Linsay Gordon to head of development (pictured, right), Jo Scott (left) to head of ...
June 8, 2018

Factual entertainment indie Raise the Roof Productions has promoted three of its production team.

The Glasgow-based indie has upped Linsay Gordon to head of development (pictured, right), Jo Scott (left) to head of popular factual, and Sandy Robertson to head of production.

Gordon joined the prodco in 2012 as a development exec, and worked on developing Phil Spencer: Find Me A Home, Gok’s Fill Your House for Free and Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman. She’s also helped to develop Channel 4′s Big House Little House, Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free and Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds. Prior to Raise the Roof, she was the head of development at Finestripe Productions and spent seven years at the BBC.

Scott, meanwhile, joined the company as executive producer in May 2017, and is working on Fight Like a Girl for BBC1. She’s executive produced Best of Both Worlds, Phil Spencer’s Secret Agent and a 10-part daytime series of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas for Channel 4. Scott has also served as joint executive producer on Phil Spencer: Find Me a Home. 

Scott’s further credits include series producing Location Location Location, Supershoppers, Big Body Squad and Animal Maternity for C5, and The TV That Made Me for BBC 1.

Finally, Robertson has worked closely with Raise the Roof’s managing director Jane Muirhead since joining the company in 2011. She’s had a hand in every part of the production process, from initial budgeting and scheduling to the delivery of all productions. Her previous experience includes working in production on a shows for BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, UKTV and Discovery.

“These new appointments reflect RTRP’s commitment to continued growth and demonstrate our faith in staff who have been with us for a number of years,” said Muirhead in a statement.

 

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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