Fremantle indie, Naked, has hired Natalie Rose as its new Head of Features. She will report in to MD Fatima Salaria and will join the label in January 2021.
Rose joins from UKTV, where she was previously Commissioning Editor for Factual and Factual Entertainment, her credits include Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over for W, Big Zuu’s Big Eats for Dave, and Warbird Workshop for Yesterday. She also exec produced Bangers and Cash for Yesterday, Borderforce: America’s Gatekeepers for Dave, John Bishop In Conversation With… for W, along with the channel’s longest running UKTV Original series Inside the Ambulance. Prior to joining UKTV, she produced Channel 4’s flagship series Gogglebox, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Big Brother, Celebs Go Dating, The Voice and The X-Factor.
Natalie Rose, incoming Head of Features, Naked, said: “I’ve had an extraordinary three years at UKTV, but I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining such an impressive and formidable team who are spear-heading real change. Their passion for radical, distinctive and engaging programming, as well as diversity both on and off screen, is truly exciting, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Fatima Salaria, Managing Director, Naked, commented: “Natalie is exactly the kind of Creative I want working alongside me and my senior team, curious about the world, experienced in making great content and passionate about the stories that matter to us. She has a fantastic future-facing take on issues that really matter to the audience and shares our vision and values of creating inclusive, thought-provoking and original content. She brings with her a great sense of humour and kindness, I’m looking forward to her joining our senior team.”
Fremantle acquired a minority stake in unscripted start up Naked in 2015 and in February 2020 announced a full 100% ownership while at the same time recruiting Simon Andreae as CEO of the UK business.