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Spun Gold TV bolsters leadership team

UK indie Spun Gold TV has added three executives to its leadership team. Former BBC Studios Entertainment Development executive Jon Green has been named head of development, while ex-Outline Productions director ...
June 25, 2018

UK indie Spun Gold TV has added three executives to its leadership team.

Former BBC Studios Entertainment Development executive Jon Green has been named head of development, while ex-Outline Productions director of programs Bridget Boseley (pictured) has been tapped as head of factual.

Elsewhere, the company has appointed Juliet Rice to head the newly minted Bristol-based regional outpost, Spun Gold TV West, which has been established to meet demand for regional content.

The trio joins Matt Young, who was recently made head of factual entertainment.

Green previously served as a development executive at BBC Studios Entertainment Development where he co-created series including BBC2′s Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Champers. During his tenure at BBC in-house factual entertainment, Green also helped commission BBC2′s The World According to Kids and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, and BBC1 Daytime’s Home Away from Home.

Formerly as director of programs at Outline Productions, Boseley was tasked with executive producing such programs as BBC2′s Great British Food Revival and Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food, and BBC1′s The Big British Wildlife Revival. She has also had stints at Optomen Television working as an executive producer, the BBC as head of features and formats, and ITV as controller of factual programs.

Before joining Spun Gold West, Rice had helmed a variety of series for Spun Gold as an executive producer, including Channel 4′s Paul O’Grady’s Hollywood, Channel 5′s Secrets of The National Trust, and BBC1′s Garden Rescue. Prior to that, she was head of factual entertainment at Twofour where she was responsible for executive producing such series as Channel 4′s Heston Blumenthal Big Chef Takes On Little Chef.

“Spun Gold has seen a significant upturn in our business over the past year, with a rise in commissions from UK and U.S. broadcasters across a range of genres and the success of our entertainment formats internationally,” said Spun Gold MD Daniela Neumann in a statement. “Bridget and Juliet are outstanding program makers with great breadth and depth of experience in the TV industry, and Jon has a fantastic track record of creating successful returning formats. We are thrilled to have them all on board to lead their departments and help Spun Gold’s continued growth in both our London and new Bristol bases.”

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports 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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