Sophie Clarke-Jervoise is to step down as Managing Director at Tiger Aspect after 12 years with the company.
Ben Cavey, Managing Director of Tiger Aspect’s comedy label Cave Bear and Will Gould, Joint Managing Director of Tiger Aspect Drama are to become co-managing directors in her place.
Joining as Head of Comedy in 2005, Clarke-Jervoise became MD in 2012 responsible for the creative and strategic direction of Endemol Shine-owned indie.
She has overseen a slate of shows including Benidorm (ITV), Mount Pleasant (Sky One) Harry & Paul, (BBC 2), Peaky Blinders (BBC 2), Catherine Tate (BBC 1) and Bean Animation (CITV).
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise said: “Over the past twelve years at Tiger I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s best writing and performing talent. I’m very grateful to all the hugely talented staff at Tiger who’ve produced such an amazing raft of shows, of which I’m incredibly proud, and I’m now looking forward to developing some projects of my own.
Richard Johnston, CEO, Endemol Shine UK said; “Sophie has been a brilliant creative and inspirational leader for Tiger Aspect and I will be incredibly sorry to see her go. As well as overseeing a thriving slate of hit shows she has established an enviable collaborative culture, enabling talent to do their very best work.”
Cavey joined Tiger Aspect in 2005 as a producer before being promoted to Creative Director of Comedy and then Head of Entertainment. He became Head of Comedy and Entertainment in 2012 in a move that merged the Comedy and Entertainment departments. In 2015 he launched Tiger Aspect’s comedy label Cave Bear and has been responsible for hits including Benidorm (ITV1), Bad Education (BBC3/ movie), Backchat (BBC3/2), Psychobitches (Sky Arts), Grandma’s House (BBC2) and the upcoming Decline and Fall (BBC1).
Will Gould also joined Tiger Aspect in 2005 to script edit Murphy’s Law before becoming Development Producer, Producer and then Executive Producer. He was promoted to Head of Drama in 2012 before being made Joint Managing Director of Tiger Aspect Drama in 2015. Recent credits include Ripper Street (BBC1/Amazon), Peaky Blinders (BBC2), My Mad Fat Diary (E4) and the upcoming and Decline and Fall (BBC1) and The Good Karma Hospital (ITV).
Cavey and Gould said: “We’re extremely excited to be stepping up into our new roles, but we particularly relish the opportunity to do this in partnership together. We have a shared vision about both the level of quality of television production we want to deliver, but also how Tiger Aspect needs to adapt to continue to be at the forefront of U.K. and international television markets.”
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