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BBC Studios Natural History Unit Poaches Development Boss From Netflix-Backed Freeborne Media And Promotes Jess Colman

EXCLUSIVE: BBC Studios Pure History Unit has poached Netflix-backed indie Freeborne Media’s Laura Harris to urge its pattern team alongside newly-promoted Jess Colman.

The pair replace Gavin Boyland as twin Heads of Pattern at the powerhouse BBC Studios division. Decrease-off date published in November that Boyland is last with the unit to series-possess an unannounced landmark series, which it is understood will seemingly be published at this time.

Harris returns to BBC Studios following two-and-a-half years away, first with Seadog TV after which with Blue Planet exec James Honeyborne’s Netflix-backed studio Freeborne Media, where she used to be additionally Head of Pattern and worked on the likes of Netflix double Oceans and Mountainous Nationwide Parks.

Colman is promoted from Pattern Executive and has helped shape initiatives at the side of coming near BBC One landmark Asia and Apple TV ’s The Yr Earth Changed. She is a worn Head of Pattern at fellow Bristol natural history producer Factual to Nature.

NHU CEO Jonny Keeling, who has correct taken on the function, talked about: “Innovation and creativity are at the coronary heart of the Pure History Unit and to please in both Jess and Laura combining their abilities and abilities to handbook the advance team will guarantee we continue to bring compelling vegetation and fauna boom of the very ideal quality, telling normal tales with emotional affect.”

Colman hailed an “thrilling time of enhance” for the unit and Harris talked about she “hopes [the pair will] compose on its inventive success.”

Signing two pattern chiefs to modified Boyland is demonstrative of the NHU’s enhance ambitions.

The unit lately opened a U.S. hub and has received commissions from a wealth of streamers and U.S. networks within the most contemporary past, alongside with continuing to settle up BBC landmarks.

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