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Studio Lambert makes two unscripted exec producer hires

London-based indie Studio Lambert, a division of All3Media, has bolstered its unscripted creative ranks with the appointments of Toni Ireland and Stephen Yemoh as executive producers. Ireland (pictured left) and Yemoh ...
January 5, 2021

London-based indie Studio Lambert, a division of All3Media, has bolstered its unscripted creative ranks with the appointments of Toni Ireland and Stephen Yemoh as executive producers.

Ireland (pictured left) and Yemoh (right) are no strangers to Studio Lambert, having previously worked in senior roles on the company’s returning Channel 4 reality hit, The Circle. Ireland serves as an executive producer on both the U.S. and UK versions of the format.

The pair will report directly into Studio Lambert creative director Tim Harcourt.

Ireland has considerable experience across the unscripted landscape, having worked on such productions as Channel 4′s Big Brother and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side; ITV’s Love Island, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp; and E4′s Celebs Go Dating.

She began her career at British entertainment company Celador.

Yemoh (right), meanwhile, has worked as a freelance producer across several reality and entertainment series, including the BBC’s Comic Relief and Sport Relief, and Love Island, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for ITV.

He began his career at Sky Sports on Soccer AM, before moving to Endemol where he worked on a range of programs, including BBC’s Fame Academy, Sky One’s The Match and ITV’s Soccer Aid

“I have been in awe of the expertise, energy and creative flair of Toni and Stephen in helping establish The Circle as a Channel 4 and Netflix hit,” said Harcourt in a statement. “We are thrilled to have them join the company and bring their brilliance to everything we do.”

Elsewhere, Studio Lambert has hired Jenny Spearing as its head of legal and business affairs for unscripted.

Spearing, who reports into the company’s commercial director Zoe Chatten, joins Studio Lambert from Abbas Media Law where she held the title of head of TV business affairs over a five-year tenure.

Previously, Spearing worked across the BBC’s indie drama business affairs unit before spending 11 years at Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father producer Tiger Aspect where she looked after a range of genres including factual, features, drama, children’s animation and natural history.

Spearing and Ireland take up their roles with immediate effect, while Yemoh is due to join the company in mid-February.

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