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Twenty Twenty hires Love exec to head development

Twenty Twenty hires Love exec to head development
Pippa Considine
13 February 2014

Twenty Twenty has hired Martha Housden from Love Productions as its new head of development.

Housden will be briefed to develop new content ideas across the business’ slate, from documentaries to features, factual entertainment formats and entertainment.
Housden was head of development at Love. During her six month stint, she was responsible for securing a commission for BBC One and eight funded developments.
Prior to Love, Housden was head of development for Dragonfly for two years. During this time, she developed and executive produced The Horsemeat Banquet (pictured), a fast turnaround project for BBC Three, as well as developing some of Dragonfly’s new series including People Like Us (BBC3), What Happens in Kavos (C4), The Complainers (C4) and My Secret Past (Channel 5).
Previously, Housden was at BBC Three as head of development. Leading the team that was originally set up by Danny Cohen, her credits at the channel included Junior Doctors: My Life In Your Hands, Big Meets Bigger, Beyond Walford, World’s Toughest Driving Tests, The Sex Stories That Changed Britain and Young Talent of the Year 3.
Starting her career as a freelance journalist for The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent, Housden then made the move to TV. She has also held roles at Fresh One and Maverick.
Tim Carter, ceo of Twenty Twenty comments: “Martha's got an impressive track record already but she has the potential to be one of the stand-out development executives in the industry. She'll flourish at Twenty Twenty because she's super-smart, has serious journalist chops, is prolific with ideas and is a human dynamo."

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