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Retort names Parkinson as head of production

Retort names Parkinson as head of production
Staff Reporter
27 March 2015

Rebecca Parkinson has been appointed head of production for FremantleMedia UK scripted comedy label Retort.
Parkinson joins from Vera Productions, where she was managing director and head of production, working on projects including Getting On for BBC4, Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Dave Allen: God’s Own Comedian for BBC2, and the recent Dispatches: Politicians for Sale for C4.
Before joining Vera, Parkinson worked with Sky Entertainment Production across all genres and as head of production at TwoFour Broadcast.

Previous production credits include The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Undercover Magic and The Last Word for Objective Productions and Before the Flying Circus/The Python Conquest of America for Python Productions.
Jon Rolph, managing director of Retort, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Becky to Retort.  She brings with her terrific experience at senior level from across the indie sector, and she’s a brilliant addition to the growing Retort team.”
Rebecca will also support drama label Newman Street as head of production.

Retort is FremantleMedia UK’s label specialising in scripted comedy, formed in January 2012 from the scripted comedy department of talkbackThames.

Retort productions include The IT Crowd Special (C4), Birds of a Feather (ITV), Count Arthur Strong (BBC1), PhoneShop (E4) and most recently, Chewing Gum (E4).

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