Middlechild Productions has found their new Head of Development. The indie has tapped Tony Dillamore, who served as Acting Head of Development for FremantleMedia’s Boundless, for the role.
As Head of Development, he will be responsible for helping the company expand their slate of formats and factual entertainment. “Middlechild have built a fantastic reputation delivering shows that audiences love and return to”, Dillamore said in a statement. “The opportunity to create a slate of purposeful and entertaining new series from a regional base is massively exciting.”
His appointment comes shortly after the indie won Channel 4’s Nations and Regions’ Alpha Fund, which has helped them build a dedicated regional development team out of their headquarters in Brighton. Middlechild also recently announced that they had secured a commission from Discovery Networks’ Quest Red for Saving Britain’s Wildlife, a ten episode series which explores the heroic work undertaken by teams of rescuers to protect the wild animals of Britain. Their Channel 5 series Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens has also been renewed for a second season.
“We’re really lucky to have attracted someone of Tony’s calibre to the company”, added Middlechild Managing Director David Sumnall. “He’s creative, ambitious and has a great track record, so I’m sure he’ll help take us to the next stage in Middlechild’s growth and ensure we have a strong and lasting presence in Out-of-London production.”