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Whizz Kid taps “Celebrity Ex on the Beach” EP for head of alternative non-scripted

Entertainment One (eOne)-owned Whizz Kid Entertainment has named Rachael Parker as head of alternative non-scripted. Parker recently executive produced Whizz Kid’s Ex on the Beach (pictured) spin-off, Celebrity Ex on the Beach. ...
February 28, 2020

Entertainment One (eOne)-owned Whizz Kid Entertainment has named Rachael Parker as head of alternative non-scripted.

Parker recently executive produced Whizz Kid’s Ex on the Beach (pictured) spin-off, Celebrity Ex on the Beach. for MTV International and oversaw its companion podcast launch.

Her previous credits include several series of Channel 4′s Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother; series editor of The X Factor for ITV; and executive producer of the Xtra Factor. She has also previously held senior production and development roles at Lime Pictures and ITV Studios.

Parker will report to Malcolm Gerrie, CEO of Whizz Kid Entertainment, and Lisa Chapman, managing director.

Gerrie said in a statement: “Not only has Rachael just delivered a hit series of Celebrity Ex on the Beach for us but she has been a driving force behind some of the most best- known primetime formats, factual entertainment and studio. Her years of experience, fresh thinking and fabulous team ethic fits perfectly with our well-established development and production teams.”

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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