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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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