BBC Studios Productions has named Juliet Rice (pictured) its new Bristol-based creative director of factual entertainment, overseeing productions in South West and Northern Ireland.
Rice, the current head of production for Bristol’s Spun Gold West, will be tasked with finding new business from platforms and broadcasters, as well as cultivating IP for BBC Studios, working with the team developing and producing new ideas. She takes on the position in September, reporting to Hannah Wyatt, BBC Studios’ managing director of factual entertainment and events.
Rice was a founding member of Spun Gold in 2004 and launched Katie Price and Peter Andre as reality stars while producing popular documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. She joined Twofour as head of factual entertainment in 2006 before returning to Spun Gold in 2015 to head Spun Gold West in Bristol, where she was responsible for a slate that included Garden Rescue and Love Your Garden.
“I’m thrilled that Juliet, with such a fantastic track record in this genre, is joining this increasingly busy and hugely important base for us in Bristol. She’ll be looking after some of the nation’s most watched and beloved shows as well as nurturing and growing the next generation of ideas,” said Wyatt in a release.