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BBC Studios hires director of production for factual entertainment and events

BBC Studios Productions has tapped Katie Brewer-Frankl as director of production for its factual entertainment and events division. The position will see Brewer-Frankl (pictured) lead the production, commercial and business teams ...
September 24, 2021

BBC Studios Productions has tapped Katie Brewer-Frankl as director of production for its factual entertainment and events division.

The position will see Brewer-Frankl (pictured) lead the production, commercial and business teams for BBC Studios’ five bases around the UK. She will also take point on delivery of the divisions’ strategy to grow the business, as well as assuming responsibility for overall production management for BBC Studios’ slate. She will be across the department’s expansion into SVOD and AVOD, as well as driving new business in international territories. She will report to BBCS managing director for factual entertainment and events Hannah Wyatt when she takes up the position next year.

Brewer-Frankl joins BBCS from UK prodco RDF, part of the Banijay Group, where she’s director of production for a group of labels that includes RDF, Fizz and Little Wonder and oversees a production slate that included the BAFTA-nominated Anton Ferdinand: Football Racism and Me, Tipping Point, Dementia and Me and Eat Well For Less?. She was also previously director of operations for 7Wonder and head of production for Little Gem.

“I’m delighted Katie is joining the team in factual entertainment and events, she has brilliant experience, a fantastic track record and is a lovely person. I’m really looking forward to working with her as we continue to grow the division,” said Wyatt in a release.

Added Brewer-Frankl: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining BBC Studios and working with Hannah on such a large slate of impressive and high-profile shows. I’m looking forward to combining forces to further expand the division.”

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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