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Raw beefs up development team

Raw beefs up development team
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Jon Creamer
04 April 2017

Raw TV has hired two heads of development as part of a move to grow the company’s US non-scripted and scripted slates.

Oliver Calleja (pictured) has joined Raw in the newly created role of Head of US Development reporting to EVP of US Television Adam Hawkins and working alongside Development Executive Felicity Morris.

Calleja recently worked at RDF as Head of International Development where he developed Mine Hunters for National Geographic and Undercover Angel for Nat Geo People. Previously Calleja worked as a Producer at Zig Zag and Firecracker where he cast and produced on the first season of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding creating the blueprint for the series.

Tom Lazenby has been upped to Head of Scripted Development across the US and UK TV slate and will report into Katherine Butler, Raw’s Head of Film and TV Drama. Lazenby was previously a story producer on crime procedural Suspects for Channel 5 and a Development Executive at Fremantle Media drama company Newman Street.

Raw CEO Joely Fether said: We are delighted to have secured both Olly and Tom who are two of the best development brains in the business! The appointment of Olly as our new Head of US Development will give us increased fire power in the US non-scripted space and allow Adam the ability to work across more of our productions and closely with Katherine Butler across the US scripted slate.

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