Film and TV studio Fifth Season, has hired former BBC Studios and NBCU International Studios executive Charlotte Bloxham for the newly created position of SVP, Physical Production.

Based in London, Bloxham will oversee production on a range of UK and European scripted projects for Fifth Season’s studio business, working closely with Ben Irving, Creative Director of UK Television, as the company expands its production activity out of the UK. Bloxham starts her role on 2 January 2024 and will report into Todd Sharp, President of Physical Production and Current.

Bloxham joins Fifth Season from BBC Studios Drama Productions where she was Director of Production and was a key player in the transition of “Doctor Who” from a BBC public service production to a global franchise co-production with Bad Wolf and Disney+. She was also responsible for overseeing production on titles including Jimmy McGovern’s BAFTA-winning series “Time”, “Life and Death in the Warehouse”, “We Hunt Together” and  “Silent Witness”.

Prior to BBC Studios, Bloxham was SVP Production for NBC Universal International Studios between 2018 and 2021. During this time, she was responsible for overseeing all television production for Heyday Television, Working Title Television and NBC Universal Studios international productions. She spearheaded the financing and management of titles including Heyday’s “The Capture” and “The Long Song”, Working Title’s “The Luminaries” and “We Are Lady Parts” and three series of NBC Universal and Amazon Prime Video’s international production “Hanna”.

Bloxham’s previous roles include Head of Production at Fifty Fathoms, where she was responsible for “The A Word”, “Guerilla” and the final series of “Fortitude”. She also spent fifteen years as a Line Producer in television working in the UK and across Europe for all major broadcasters. Her credits include “London Spy”, “Wallander”, “Silk” and “Life Begins”.

Sharp said, “As Fifth Season continues its growth in key markets around the world, Charlotte’s deep expertise within the UK and European production space will further cement us as an industry leader within the region. Charlotte will make a fantastic addition to the Fifth Season team, and I look forward to working with her as we further expand our production capabilities internationally.”

Bloxham said, “Fifth Season has an impressive slate of talent-driven and fresh global productions, which bring a diverse range of stories and voices to the screen – ranging from “Severance”, “Nine Perfect Strangers” to “Tokyo Vice”, to name a few. It’s hugely exciting to join Fifth Season during this key period of growth, as it builds on this success and strengthens its production business out of the UK. I look forward to working closely with Todd, Ben and the wider team to help bring the studio’s exciting project pipeline to life for global audiences.”

Jon Creamer

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