BBC Studios Productions has appointed Whizz Kid’s Lisa McCormack as Director of Production for its Entertainment & Music division.


The division makes shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Later… with Jools Holland, Eurovision and Glastonbury.


Suzy Lamb, Managing Director, Entertainment & Music, BBC Studios said: “Lisa comes with extensive knowledge of global entertainment and music productions and a proven commercial track record. I’m delighted she is taking on this important new role and will be working with me to manage entertainment and music content that audiences love.”


Lisa McCormack said: “BBC Studios produces some of the UK’s best and most creative entertainment and music shows. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to come and work with Suzy and the team at this exciting time, as they look to grow the business.”


McCormack was previously Head of Production at Whizz Kid Entertainment, responsible for  production and development for titles such as Ex on the Beach, Lip Sync Battle UK, the BAFTA Film and Television Awards and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. She secured co-funding and distribution deals and also managed the legal and business affairs team.


Prior to joining Whizz Kid Entertainment in 2010, McCormack worked for MTV Networks International in a variety of roles, including Production Executive, Line Producer, Executive Producer, Head of Production and was also Vice President of Production between 2000 and 2008, managing large teams of up to 100 staff. She began her career as a Production Coordinator/Manager with Hewland International.


Staff Reporter

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