Flicker Productions has hired former Darlow Smithson Productions’ Head of Development Charlotte Nicholls to serve as their new Head of Specialist Factual. Additionally, the indie has promoted Chloe Symonds to Head of Development. Both will report to Joint Managing Directors Nick Underhill and Colleen Flynn.
As Head of Specialist Factual, Charlotte Nicholls will will lead Flicker’s push into the specialist factual programming space in both the UK and US. “In a short space of time Flicker has established itself as an incredibly strong player in factual programming”, Nicholls said. “I’m so excited to be joining the team to lead their expansion into specialist factual both in the UK and the USA”.
Chloe Symonds, who previously served as Flicker’s Development Producer, recently secured commissions from Channel 4 for Kathy Burke All Woman and Channel 5 for Thai Airport 24/7. ”I’ve enjoyed producing new ideas at Flicker and am thrilled and excited now to be leading the slate development of new ideas at the company as it expands its genre and commissioning base in the UK and overseas”, Symonds added.
“Charlotte has a first class track record at developing ideas and winning commissions for some of the best indies in the UK for a range of UK and US channels”, said Colleen Flynn, Joint MD of Flicker Productions. “Charlotte is a fantastic team player and we are looking forward to her aiding our continued growth.”
While Nick Underhill, Joint MD of Flicker Productions, added: “Chloe’s record in sourcing and developing fantastic projects for Flicker has been second to none. Her knowledge of the industry, her inquisitive take on society and her ability to source, access and develop innovative ideas means we are very happy to appoint her Head of Development – we are lucky to have her on board!”