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Executive Editor for BBC Comedy Entertainment announced

Category: TV Ent

Date: 21.04.2005
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Katie Taylor has been appointed as Executive Editor, BBC Comedy Entertainment, it was announced today.


Katie will join the commissioning team next month from Channel 4, where she has held the role of Commissioning Editor, Comedy & Entertainment, since January 2002.


Her successes in developing, commissioning and managing performer-led entertainment programmes include V Graham Norton; Derren Brown - Trick of the Mind and The Messiah; and David Blaine - Above the Below.


Before joining Channel 4 in 1995, Katie worked in production and research for indies and the BBC.


This newly-created role will have a clear brief for sourcing the best ideas across an identifiable part of the slate, with a dedicated development budget.


Katie will work with both independent and in-house programme makers.


Reporting to Jane Lush, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, the appointment is part of the latest commissioning team changes in response to the recent Content Supply, Out of London and Value for Money reviews - heralding a true meritocracy of commissioning.


It is one of three new senior roles in the Entertainment Commissioning team, alongside Executive Editor Mainstream Entertainment (Jon Beazley) and Executive Editor Format Entertainment (Fenia Vardanis). Suzanne Gilfillan completes the Entertainment Commissioning team.


Jane Lush, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, said: "I am thrilled that Katie has accepted this new role. Her great track record in comedy entertainment formats will enhance our ability to get the very best programmes on all of our channels."


Katie Taylor said: "I'm very excited by the challenge of commissioning modern, witty and must-see comedy and entertainment formats, and bringing fresh talent both on and off screen to the BBC."



Category: TV Ent

Date: 21.04.2005
Printable version


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