Awesome Media & Entertainment, the production outfit founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton, has hired Jane Steventon as Producer to work across UK scripted, focusing on both children’s and adult content.
Steventon’s credits include The Story of Tracy Beaker and the film Tracy Beaker’s ‘The Movie of Me’, as well as producing UK dramas Hollyoaks Later and Casualty. Steventon will be working directly with Norton across the company growing the development slate of both original and adapted IP.
Steventon will lead Awesome’s adaptation of the literary novel ‘The Last Wave’ together with ex-BBC Studios executive Fraser Robinson and develop television adaptations of Awesome’s best-selling book series ‘Princess Ponies’ and ‘MetaWars.’
The appointment marks Awesome’s first since taking investment from global content company Kew Media Group. With Kew’s backing, Awesome is growing its scripted development both in the UK and internationally.
Jeff Norton, founder of Awesome and writer-producer said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jane on board as we begin to expand our slate of scripted output. Jane’s knowledge of producing within the UK scripted landscape cross both kids and adult content will be invaluable during this next stage of growth for Awesome.”
Steventon added: “I am thrilled to be working with Jeff as Awesome continues to expand and take on exciting content in the children’s and adult scripted space. I’m looking forward to collaborating with partners in the international arena and can’t wait to get started.”
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