Back2back Productions has promoted Ben Cole, Series Producer of long running paranormal series Help! My House is Haunted to Executive Producer.
Production Executive Mitzi David moves up into the role of Head of Production.
Ben Cole worked as Series Producer on series 2, 3 and 4 of the popular D+ series Help! My House is Haunted whilst also overseeing two series of Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted. As Executive Producer he will immediately oversee production of the recently commissioned fifth series of Help! My House is Haunted (14 x 60) and a pilot episode of The Yorkshire Exorcist, both for D+. In this one-hour special, medium and ordained exorcist Ian Lawman conducts exorcisms to clear homes, objects and individuals of evil entities. Both are slated to air on D+ in the Autumn.
Ben Cole (Scrapheap Challenge, Towie, Police Interceptors & James Martin‘s American Adventures) has worked with back2back for five years, Series Producing a number of the Brighton indie’s shows including The Royals Revealed (Five) and Seconds from Death (Five). He will now Executive Produce all future episodes of Help! My House is Haunted, its celebrity spin-off and assist in developing back2back’s creative slate of formats. BAFTA winning Series Producer Brett Lawrence (Unexplained: Caught on Camera, Dating no Filter, Gogglebox) will pick up the SP baton.
Speaking of his promotion, Ben Cole said: “Developing the Help! My House Is Haunted format and seeing it grow from strength to strength has been incredible. We’re really pushing the boundaries of an ever-emerging genre. I’m looking forward to telling more gripping ghost stories with an incredible cast and crew, as well as seeing some of our exciting new ideas become a reality.”
Mitzi David joined back2back as a Production Manager in 2016, working on some of back2back’s biggest obs doc formats including including Mega Shippers and Scrap Kings, moving up to Production Executive on series including The Royals Revealed & Help! My House Is Haunted. Recently she has taken the reigns on new True Crime series, Killers: Caught On Camera.Prior to joining the company, David worked as a freelance Production Manager on series including Don’t Tell The Bride, The Paul O’Grady Show, Miss World & The 2012 Olympics. She worked in Australia for both Fremantle and Shine before relocating to Brighton.
Speaking of her promotion, Mitzi David said: “I’m absolutely delighted to grow with back2back and am so proud to be part of such an exciting and evolving team. I’m looking forward to building on the fantastic culture & high standard of programming we continue to achieve.”
David Notman-Watt, founder and managing director of back2back, said: “Ben and Mitzi have been at the heart of the success of Help! My House is Haunted from its inception. I look forward to working closely with them both in their new roles as we continue to expand our output, including our paranormal shows whose fans seemingly have an insatiable appetite for more!”
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