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BBC Studios rejigs entertainment and music team

Global content company BBC Studios has appointed two executives to its entertainment and music team. Joining BBC Studios as creative director of development is veteran television exec Joe Evans (pictured, right). He is tasked ...
October 9, 2018

Global content company BBC Studios has appointed two executives to its entertainment and music team.

Joining BBC Studios as creative director of development is veteran television exec Joe Evans (pictured, right). He is tasked with leading development for BBC Studios entertainment & music, working closely with Eddie Evelyn-Hall (left), who joins the studio as head of development.

The duo will work alongside the existing creative team to create entertainment programs and formats for UK and international broadcasters and digital platforms.

Evans was previously director of development at Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect, where he led the development team that produced Streetmate for Channel 4 Daytime; Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father for Netflix; and Armchair Detectives for BBC1.

Evelyn-Hall, meanwhile, joins BBC Studios from London indie Monkey Kingdom, where he was head of development with responsibility for managing the development team and creating entertainment and factual entertainment formats for British and American networks.

He was previously development executive at UK indie Whizz Kid and held senior development producer and talent producer roles at Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, teaming with production companies on titles including The X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, La Banda and The Investigator.

Earlier this month, BBC Studios elevated Matthew Forde to managing director of international production and formats. In his new role, Forde manages the company’s nine international production hubs and formats businesses outside of Britain. His purview is now includes Australia, the U.S., France and India, as well as joint ventures in Germany, South Africa, the Nordics, Brazil and Benelux.

BBC Studios is home to such UK entertainment and music shows as Strictly Come Dancing, Eurovision and Glastonbury.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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