Richard Hughes, the co-founder of Transparent Television will join the Hot House, the creative incubator set up earlier this year by Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle.
The producer of the Channel 5 series Botched Up Bodies, BBC2’s Restoration Roadshow and C4’s My Daughter Amy sold his stake in Transparent TV to Argonon in 2015.
He will join Fernando de Jesus as joint Creative Director at Thinking Violets, where he will manage his own slate alongside Steven D Wright’s recently launched Kerfuffle and Malcolm Clark’s Seriously TV.
Before founding Transparent TV in 2009, Hughes was Head of Development at Flame TV. Popular returning series he has worked on include Celeb Swap – Channel 5, Tarrant’s Way – ITV and 3 Celebs and a Baby – Channel 5.
Hughes commented: “Having worked at Brighter Pictures in its early days, I’ve always been impressed by Remy’s popular approach which definitely influenced the kind of programming I’ve made throughout my career. To be back working with Remy is both a privilege and hugely exciting.”
Remy Blumenfeld added, “Richard has an instinct for gettable, relatable programming that’s fun to watch. I’m excited by the way in which Richard and Fernando’s very different sensibilities and experience will combine."
The Hot House is backed by the newly formed Purecom Entertainment International, Bodle’s media investment group.
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