Seneca adds Joe Evans as MD

London-based production company Seneca Productions has appointed former Oxford Scientific Films head of development Joe Evans as its new managing director.
May 5, 2011

Seneca Productions has appointed former Oxford Scientific Films’ head of development Joe Evans as its new managing director.

Seneca is the London-based prodco set up by director Neil Crombie (At Home with the Georgians) and writer/broadcaster Alain de Botton.

Evans will oversee the growth of the company’s factual output as part of its ongoing expansion.

At OSF Evans won commissions including series Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) and History of Safari with Richard E Grant (BBC4). Prior to this, he was head of development for documentaries at BBC Factual London and worked in production and development for Talkback Thames and Diverse.

Seneca Productions director Neil Crombie said in a statement, “Joe is full of ideas and energy, and really passionate about making smart, quality television. It’s fantastic to have him on board and we look forward to working with him to expand the company’s output and build on our existing reputation for high-quality, intelligent programming.”

Evans added, “After a wonderful three years at OSF I’m delighted to be stepping up to run a company whose output and ethos I greatly admire. Seneca is a hugely creative indie and I look forward to driving the next stage of its development.”

Seneca is currently in production on Grayson Perry and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, a one-off documentary for BBC1′s “Imagine” strand and a C4 series, with details to be announced shortly.

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