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Indies Mitre Studios, Minnow Films and Left Bank Pictures have all made senior hires as they look to expand their offering.

Ant and Dec’s Mitre Studios has appointed Holly Davies as head of production to spearhead the development of entertainment, factual entertainment and reality formats.

Davies joins from Workerbee, which she spent two years as head of development, formats and has previously worked for Spun Gold.

The indie has been rapidly staffing up, with managing director Ed Sleeman joining last November and creative director of TV Jack Shillaker arriving last month.

Sleeman said Davies has “a brilliant development mind, a strong track record in creating innovative ideas and crucially the ability to take an idea from concept stage all the way through to the green light”.

Minnow Films

SAS: Who Dares Wins indie Minnow has made a trio of hires, including Hannah Demidowicz, who joins as creative director of development, a role created following the departure of Sophie Leonard in December.

Demidowicz was previously director of development at Candour, and prior to that, spent three years as a commissioner at BBC Worldwide and eight years at National Geographic, initially as a commissioner and subsequently as European head of programmes.

Meanwhile, Claire Goodlass, who previously worked for Minnow for five years as a freelance producer and development executive, returns to the company as an executive director. Her previous credits for the indie include series producing Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins and Netflix series Crime Stories: India Detectives.

Goodlass recently series produced Raw TV’s Dead in the Water for Amazon and was a development executive at Firecrest Films. Her previous freelance credits include Blast! Films' Channel 4 series 999: What's Your Emergency? and Renegade Pictures' The Tribe, also for C4.

Stepping up to head of docs is executive producer Sophie Jones, who has worked on Minnow shows including BBC series The Detectives: Taking Down an OCG, Netflix’s Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King and Sky Documentaries’ Mother Teresa: For the Love of God.

Left Bank Pictures

Sony Pictures Television Left Bank’s latest signing, executive producer Rebecca Hodgson, brings a string of credits including ITVX’s Archie, BBC1’s Sherwood and youth dramas Free Rein (Netflix), Evermoor (Disney) and Rocket’s Island (CBBC).

She will develop her own projects as well as taking on Left Bank’s existing slate.

Meanwhile Ed Cripps has also joined as development producer from New Pictures, where he script edited Channel 5’s Dalgleish reboot and was assistant editor on ITV’s Des.

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