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12 Yard’s Josephine Brassey joins STV Productions

Glasgow-headquartered STV Productions has further bolstered its entertainment team with the appointment of former 12 Yard Productions executive Josephine Brassey. Brassey (pictured) joins the David Mortimer-led production house as head of ...
June 13, 2019

Glasgow-headquartered STV Productions has further bolstered its entertainment team with the appointment of former 12 Yard Productions executive Josephine Brassey.

Brassey (pictured) joins the David Mortimer-led production house as head of development, with oversight of the company’s entertainment division. She will work closely alongside Gary Chippington, STV Productions’ entertainment head.

Most recently, Brassey served as head of international development at 12 Yard where she oversaw the international rollout of such unscripted hits as Big Star’s Little Star, I’ll Get This and Think Tank. In addition, she helped secure UK commissions for the BBC (Perfection), ITV and Channel 4.

The new appointment serves as part of a three-year growth plan for STV, through which the business is investing £15 million (US$19 million) in content and digital to position the production unit as a major creative force in Scotland and beyond.

Brassey now joins former BBC commissioner Craig Hunter, who joined STV Productions as creative director of factual in April, and Ramy El-Bergamy, who boarded as head of development for daytime & popular factual in May.

“Josephine has a great track-record in developing hit entertainment programs and I am delighted to welcome her to the team. Entertainment will be a key focus for us as we pursue our goal of establishing STV Productions as a major industry player over the next few years,” said STV Productions MD Mortimer in a statement.

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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