Hidden Light Productions, the international indie co-founded by Hillary Clinton, has hired execs from Blast! Films and BBC Studios in senior production roles.
Joining as head of production is Victoria Bax, who has worked for Blast! for seven years and was previously head of production at Breakthrough Media Network.
Bax oversaw the likes of Channel 4’s Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime and 999:What’s Your Emergency and Sky’s Liverpool Narcos in her time at Blast!.
She has worked in production management for 17 years and has previously held production manager roles at ITV, Uppercut Films, Rain Media, World of Wonder and Plum Pictures.
Bax will also lead on inclusion and company welfare at the company. Hidden Light chief executive Johnny Webb praised her as a “nurturing and inclusive leader” with an “outstanding track record of managing production teams.”
Meanwhile, Amy Flanaghan will work alongside Siobhan Sinnerton as co-creative director/senior vice-president, unscripted.
She stood down as head of BBC Studios, documentary last year and was previously co-creative director of factual at Expectation, where she oversaw Channel 4’s Superkids: Breaking Away From Care and BBC2’s Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls.
Prior to that, she spent three years at Channel 4, rising to deputy director of factual, commissioning the likes of Murder Detectives, Hunted and 24 Hours in Police Custody.
Sinnerton was a current affairs commissioner at the time and the pair collaborated on My Son, The Jihadi and feature-length doc War Child.
Sinnerton described Flanaghan as “a brilliant creative force”, adding: “She has a very special ability to nurture and empower film-making talent.”
Flanaghan joins immediately, with Bax moving to the indie in December.
Hidden Light is based in London, New York and Los Angeles and it productions include Apple TV+ series Gutsy Women, fronted by Clinton and her daughter Chelsea - who co-runs the business.