Studio Lambert has promoted Mike Cotton to a newly-created position of Deputy Creative Director.

Cotton has worked with Studio Lambert since its launch ten years ago and joined permanently in 2011. He worked in both its London and LA offices, series producing both the UK and the multi-Emmy-winning US version of Undercover Boss and working as one of the executive producers on The People’s Couch, the US version of Gogglebox. He executive produces Naked Attraction, which has just been recommissioned for a third season by Channel 4. 

Cotton has played a key role in helping to shape many of Studio Lambert’s unscripted formats including Channel 4’s Four in a Bed as well as ITV’s Travel Guide. 

He will report to Creative Director, Tim Harcourt, and work closely with him and the unscripted development team on devising and selling new series, as well as continuing to executive produce a number of Studio Lambert’s new and returning series. 

Cotton began his career working on the production of big live music awards. He then spent many years as a freelance producer and director, working on shows such as Wife Swap, Shipwrecked, The Apprentice and The Only Way is Essex.

Tim Harcourt said: “I’m delighted Mike has agreed to take on extra responsibility and become more involved in the ideas creation and selling side of the business. He is a very talented creative executive who can apply his skills to a wide range of shows.”

Mike Cotton said: “I can’t wait to get stuck in to developing new series as well as continuing to oversee productions. It’s an exciting and busy time at Studio Lambert, and I look forward to helping the company grow further.”

Cotton starts his new role with immediate effect.

Jon Creamer

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