STV Productions has appointed Nick Johns to the newly-created role of Head of Entertainment Development.
The position has been established to enable the business to “consolidate its strengths in the genre.” Its biggest hit in entertainment is returning series Catchphrase which is produced for ITV.
Johns joined STV Productions in 2014 and has worked on a series of entertainment commissions including ITV2 ‘comedy roast’ series SafeWord – which was co-developed and co-produced by STV Productions and Motion Content Group and has since been remade for MTV in the US – and high-stakes game show Babushka, which was conceived by Armoza Formats.
Other STV Productions entertainment commissions which Johns has developed include The Dressing Room – the sports club changing rooms fixed rig show which was produced for UKTV and And They’re Off …For Sport Relief for BBC One.
Prior to joining STV Productions, Johns worked on a freelance basis for a number of channels on shows including the first series of Dancing On Ice for ITV and BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
Nick Johns said: “I love everything about entertainment and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the amazing team at STV Productions to bring more big and brilliant ideas to life.”
Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment at STV Productions, said: “Nick has great ideas, great taste and a real feel for entertainment telly. I’m delighted that he’s accepted this new role to help us build on the successes we’ve achieved to date.”
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