Transparent Television co-founder Richard Hughes is joining The Hot House, the creative incubator that was set up earlier this year by former ITV exec Remy Blumenfeld and Justin Bodle.
Hughes has a long-track record in factual programming and in his career has worked on such shows as Botched Up Bodies, Restoration Roadshow, My Daughter Amy -and Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains. He sold his stake in Transparent TV to Argonon in 2015 and previously served as Head of Development at Flame TV.
He is the latest veteran producer to come on-board The Hot House since it launched earlier this year; joining the likes of Steven D. Wright and Malcolm Clark. Unlike Wright and Clark, who launched their own indies (Kerfuffle and Seriously TV, respectively) under the Hot House banner, Richard Hughes will instead join Fernando de Jesus as joint Creative Director at Thinking Violets, where he will manage his own slate.
“Richard has an instinct for gettable, relatable programming that’s fun to watch”, The Hot House co-founder Remy Blumenfeld said in a statement. “I’m excited by the way in which Richard and Fernando’s very different sensibilities and experience will combine.”
“I’m extremely excited to be working within the creative and diverse framework ofThe Hot House”, added Richard Hughes. “Having worked at Brighter Pictures in its early days, I’ve always been impressed by Remy’s popular approach which definitely influenced the kind of programming I’ve made throughout my career. To be back working with Remy is both a privilege and hugely exciting.”