Back2Back is continuing to staff up. The Brighton based indie has hired Scott McDonald to serve as a Senior Development Producer. He joins the development team, led by Holly Bigsby, where he will focus on bolstering the Back2Back’s growing slate of returning brands and franchises.
“Scott has extensive experience in development, both in the UK and abroad. He’s also ambitious, energetic and has a real talent for spotting hits in embryonic form”, said David Notman-Watt, Back2Back’s Founder and Managing Director. “In short, he’ll fit in perfectly with Holly’s extraordinary development team at this exciting time in the Back2Back growth story.”
McDonald joins the company from IFA Media, where he served as senior producer. He has also served in senior development and production roles for IWC Media, Dragonfly and Renegade Pictures. McDonald’s development credits include Car SOS, Drugs Live, Extreme Fishing with Robson Green and Celebrity Botched Up Bodies.
This marks the fourth creative executive hire for Back2Back in the past two months. The indie previously brought on Anna Boronat as Head of Production, Claire Hamilton as Senior Production Executive, and Mitzi David as Junior Production Executive. The hires come on the back of a significant expansion over the past year, with the indie in production on 61 hours of both new and returning programming. Just last month, they also secured renewals for both Scrap Kings and The World’s Deadliest…
In addition to this executive hire, Back2Back has also secured a greenlight from UKTV’s Dave channel for Mega Air, a sister series to returning franchise Mega Shippers. The series features exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to airports on both sides of the Atlantic and explores what it takes for the largest freight operators, airports and carriers to deliver goods on time, 24/7. Hat Trick International is representing the series, which is already set to air on Viasat World’s Viasat Explore channel across CEE, Russia and the Nordics, and Duke in New Zealand.