8 June, 2016 – Keshet UK has appointed David Williams in the newly created role of non-scripted Creative Director. David joins the company in July 2016 from BBC Entertainment North where he also held the role of Creative Director for four years.
Leading the existing team, David will build on Keshet’s presence in the non-scripted genre. In his former role David lead the development of a range of new Entertainment and Factual Entertainment programmes across all BBC channels such as Call the Council and Junior Paramedics, as well as overseeing a number of returning series including the long-running Dragons’ Den. Before joining BBC Production, David was a Commissioning Editor in Entertainment at Channel 4 where he commissioned Made In Chelsea among other successful series. A founding member of the team on Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, David was later responsible for the entire franchise on behalf of Channel 4.
Sammy Nourmand, Managing Director of Keshet UK said “I have followed David’s career for a long time and am delighted to have prized him away from the BBC. His arrival further demonstrates Keshet’s ongoing willingness to invest in the UK and work with the best British talent.”
David Williams said, “It’s been a privilege to get my BBC badge of honour with the brilliant people of Entertainment North but the opportunity to return to my commercial roots with Keshet was too tempting to turn down. With big plans and creativity at their heart they feel like a fantastic fit and I can’t wait to get cracking.”
The non scripted team at Keshet UK developed and produced the workplace dating show When Do You Get Off? for ITVBe in 2015. Other recent Keshet UK commissions include the co-productions, The A Word season two with Fifty Fathoms for BBC One and the Keshet International comedy drama Loaded (8 x 45’) for Channel 4 with Hillbilly Television.
– ENDS –
About Keshet UK:
Keshet UK is an independent production company based in London. Established in 2012, it is the first global outpost to appear under the Keshet International banner. It develops, produces and coproduces original scripted and non-scripted programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as making local versions of Keshet formats. Keshet UK is committed to working with local talent and broadcasters across a wide range of genres, including Drama, Comedy, Entertainment, Factual Entertainment and Game Shows.
About Keshet International:
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by Managing Director Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Australia, Keshet Studios in the US) as well as its global distribution arm. KI’s catalogue consists of over 70 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres.
Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; hit interactive talent show Rising Star; International Emmy® nominated docu-reality format Dear Neighbors, Help our Daughter Find Love; talent show Master Class; cross platform format 50 Things You Have to Know; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; game show The Vault; and the International Emmy® award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.
Laura Saunders, Keshet International
T: +44 207 771 0043 email@example.com
COLORS Viacom18 Acquires the Format Rights to Keshet International’s Hit Series, Rising Starread more
October 17 2016
BUZZFEED MOTION PICTURES AND KESHET STUDIOS ANNOUNCE GAMING TV/DIGITAL VENTUREread more
October 13 2016
HBO AND KESHET INTERNATIONAL PARTNER ON NEW DRAMA SERIESread more
October 05 2016
KESHET INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH NEW FORM TO BRING THREE PREMIUM DIGITAL SCRIPTED SERIES TO MARKETread more
October 03 2016
THE A WORD HONOURED AT LA ROCHELLE FESTIVAL DE LA FICTION TVread more
September 17 2016