London-based indie Little Gem has appointed Harriet Dormer as head of production and Rachel Harris as head of development, effective immediately.
As head of production, Dormer (pictured, right) will oversee all production of the company’s roster of programs, while helping to expand the business.
Dormer got her start in the television industry making political documentaries for the BBC before moving into producing entertainment shows. She freelanced as a production manager on a variety of shows including Friday Night Project, Jamie Saves Our Bacon and Channel 4′s Alternative Election Night.
She also worked as a production executive at both Magnum Media and Remarkable Productions before moving to New York where she was a line producer. From there, she moved to a role as director of production at Zodiak Media. Dormer was also an executive in charge of production at Leftfield Pictures before returning to the UK where she took on a production executive role at Lime Pictures, overseeing projects including E4′s Celebs Go Dating.
Meanwhile, Rachel Harris (pictured, left) takes the newly created role as head of development. She previously held the title of senior development producer at Little Gem.
Harris’s previous development experience comes from roles at Twofour, betty, and the BBC where she helped secure a slate of commissions including The Hoarder Next Door, Great British Garden Revival, Health Freaks and one-off specials such as Save Money, Lose Weight.