Nations factual producer Tern, part of Zinc Media Group, has announced a range of new appointments in development and production management.

In development, David Kerr has joined the indie as Senior Development Producer, moving from BBC Studios where he had the same role.  A former Development Producer at Two Rivers Media, he was previously Producer and Development Producer at Beezr Studios, where he worked on commissions including Wild Weekends for BBC Three/BBC Scotland and Jamie Genevieve’s Great Indoors for BBC Scotland.

In Production Management, Angela Smith and Cara Maclean have both been promoted to Production Executive. Both former Production Managers at Tern, their appointment to these new roles “reflects the growth in both volume and ambition of Tern’s productions.”   Smith has been with Tern for over 20 years and she has, in that time, worked on Emergency Helicopter Medics for C4, Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure for BBC and The Last Stone for BBC Scotland.  Maclean has been with Tern for nine years, working on Big Fish Man for Discovery, Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling for BBC/BBC Scotland and Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle for BBC/BBC Scotland.

Harry Bell, Managing Director, Tern, says: “We have always celebrated and cared for our people at Tern just as much as our programmes. Evolving talent, nurturing creativity and enabling an inclusive culture ensures great TV. I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re at the next big evolutionary stage allowing us to simultaneously develop our in-house Terns whilst attracting the very best talent from outside. It’s old fashioned to have a company that feels like a family, but people stay for years so we must be doing something right. The growing hat collection is an added bonus!”


Jon Creamer

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