Whisper has promoted Kaz Cranston to Head of Production, a new role which will sit alongside Whisper’s current Head of Production, Karen Knowles.

Cranston joined Whisper in 2019 as Production Executive. Due to the continuing growth of Whisper’s unscripted division, along with its recent investment in Partner Moonshine Features, Whisper has created a new Head of Production role to manage the increasing workload.

Current Head of Production Karen Knowles will continue to look after all of Whisper’s sport-focused productions, which currently includes F1, NFL, International Cricket, WSL and The Paralympics amongst others, along with branded entertainment. Cranston will manage Whisper’s growing unscripted slate, plus the productions of Whisper’s Partners East Media and Moonshine Features.

Moonshine recently delivered No Masks featuring Russell Tovey to Sky Arts, while Whisper has delivered Inside Monaco to BBC Two, The Talk for Channel 4, Sing it Loud: Black and Proud for Channel 4 and The Feud: Mourinho vs Pep for Channel 5, amongst others.

Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO commented: “It’s great to be creating this role and making this appointment. Kaz’s knowledge and experience across a wealth of genres absolutely fits who we are and where we are going and we’re really pleased she’s accepted this next step. We aim, as part of our growth, to nurture and develop talent from within and it’s great to see that in action.

“Sports and immersive sports broadcasting remain at our heart, yet we are also focused on other ambitions in unscripted and beyond and this new structure, with both Karen and Kaz, can help us to realise those.”

Whisper will be recruiting a new Production Executive shortly.   

Jon Creamer