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Twenty Twenty’s Chambers joins Electric Ray as co-MD

Former Twenty Twenty creative director Meredith Chambers (pictured, left) is joining UK prodco Electric Ray as co-managing director, where he will focus on producing factual programming alongside co-MD Karl Warner (right).
April 29, 2014

Former Twenty Twenty creative director Meredith Chambers (pictured, left) is joining UK prodco Electric Ray as co-managing director, where he will focus on producing factual programming.

In the position, Chambers will work alongside Karl Warner (pictured, right), who is focusing on leading the group’s entertainment drive. Together, the pair will oversee the company’s development slate and creative strategy.

Electric Ray – a joint venture between Warner and Sony Pictures Television – was launched in January and focuses on fact ent event programming and primetime family entertainment shows for UK and international broadcasters.

In his position as creative director at Shed Media-owned indie Twenty Twenty, Chambers oversaw shows such as First Dates (Channel 4), Life Savers (BBC) and The Hoarder Next Door (C4). Previously, he was commissioning editor for documentaries at Channel 4, where he commissioned international format The Secret Millionaire, docuseries The Hospital and doc strand ‘Cutting Edge.’

“With support from the team at Sony Pictures Television, I hope that we can combine our reputations for producing innovative shows and build a successful slate for the UK and international broadcasters,” said Chambers in a statement.

Warner added: “Our plan has always been to bring the best of factual and entertainment together. We’ve been working towards this for ages and at last Meredith and I will be in the same place at the same time.”

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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