Hann to build distinctive factual production company in UK
Keshet International’s UK office has hired Amelia Hann, the multi-award winning producer behind The Undateables and Ross Kemp on Gangsas Head of Unscripted Programming.
Hann, who joins Keshet’s London office with immediate effect, will head up a distinctive new factual production company focused on original unscripted programming.
Hann will also focus on building joint ventures and coproductions with the UK creative community, developing a wide range of output across documentary, factual entertainment, entertainment and gameshows.
The new venture will build on and complement Keshet’s existing programming slate, which includes scripted fare such as Prisoners of War and Homeland, to unscripted hits such as Girlfriends and The Vault. Hann will report to Managing Director Alon Shtruzman.
Most recently, Hann served as Executive producer on Channel 4’s critically acclaimed hit The Undateables. Other credits include the BAFTA winning Ross Kemp on Gangs (Sky1) Wife Swap USA (ABC) Baby Bible Bashers (Channel 4) Scrapheap Challenge/Junkyard Wars (Channel 4/Discovery) and The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Traffickers (Channel 4) among many others. Hann has also been named as one of the industry’s top 10 directors by Broadcast magazine.
Shtruzman said: “I am thrilled to welcome someone of Amelia’s caliber to our growing team of international television professionals. We are continuing to build our teams globally to ensure that the specific needs of local broadcasters and television cultures are served. I have every confidence that Amelia will deliver.”
Hann said: “I’m excited about the scale and ambition of what Keshet is trying to achieve, it’s a great opportunity to build something new and I look forward to collaborating with some of the best talent out there both in-house and as co-producers.”
Keshet International announced in December its intention to expand into UK production hiring former Sky and La Plante executive Sara Johnson to spearhead the company’s scripted programming efforts. At the same time it appointed Channel 4’s Lee Mason as Development Producer.
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