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Former BBC3 exec boards Second Star

Objective Media Group-owned factual entertainment label Second Star Productions has appointed former BBC3 exec Joff Powell as an executive producer. The former executive producer of in-house productions at BBC3 joins the studio ...
April 19, 2018

Objective Media Group-owned factual entertainment label Second Star Productions has appointed former BBC3 exec Joff Powell as an executive producer.

The former executive producer of in-house productions at BBC3 joins the studio as it ramps up its fact-ent and formats output, and will work closely alongside head of development Andrew Burgess and CCO Deborah Sargeant.

Most recently, Powell served as commissioning editor for factual entertainment and formats at BBC Worldwide, where his credits included BBC2′s Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, Comedy Central’s Joel and Nish vs The World and Channel 4′s Million Dollar Car Hunters.

Prior to this, he held senior positions at Broad Bean Media, where he was creative director; Lion Television, as co-head of entertainment; betty, serving as head of development and talent; and UKTV as a commissioning, development and talent executive.

Elsewhere, the London- and Glasgow-based producer is currently on the search for an assistant producer as it expands its development hub.

Second Star was most recently commissioned to produce Channel 4′s tentatively titled five-part entertainment format Flirty Dancing.

Launched in 2016 and led by Deborah Sargeant, Second Star’s production stable includes Channel 4′s Britain Today, Tonight and It Was Alright in the 70s; BBC Worldwide and BBC3′s Stupid Man Smart Phone; and BBC3′s Life Hacks Hoax.

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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