Plebs producer Rise Films hired Kate Morey as Head of Popular Factual and Steve Condie as Executive Producer across its factual shows.

Morey joins from betty where she was an Executive Producer developing and making programmes for broadcasters including Channel 4, BBC One, ITV, and Discovery.

She has helped shape series including the Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners brand and the OCC spin-offs. Prior to this, she was a Series Producer on returning series including One Born Every Minute, Famous, Rich and Jobless, Too Ugly For Love?, and Would Like To Meet Again.

Condie joins from 7 Wonder where he was Head of Specialist Factual. He was Executive Producer on programmes such as ITV’s Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America, the BBC Three documentary Obesity the Post Mortem, the online/TV series People’s History of Pop. Prior to 7 Wonder, Condie was at Oxford Scientific Films where he looked after a number of history, arts and documentary series for the BBC and Channel 4.

Rise Managing Director, Teddy Leifer said: "Both Kate and Steve have great range and, culturally, that’s important at Rise – as we continue to grow a dynamic, multi-genre production business in the UK and US".

Rise is currently recruiting a COO, a permanent Head of Production and bolstering its development team.

Sam Leifer, co-creator/writer/director of the ITV2 comedy, Plebs, continues to head Rise’s Comedy department.

Megan Davis has been promoted to Development Producer, working across Documentaries and Specialist Factual and Guy Horlock has joined the fulltime staff as Production Assistant.

As well as Plebs, Rise’s credits includes The Invisible War, The Interrupters, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, We Are Together, Rough Aunties, and Who is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael García Bernal.

Rise has recently moved from its Soho offices to Covent Garden. It also has production bases in Brighton and New York.

Rise Films is represented in the U.S. by United Talent Agency.

Staff Reporter

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