Ex-Endemol Shine exec Jamie Ormerod joins indie
UK independent production company, Keshet Productions UK today announced it has hired Golden Balls and Tenable co-creator, Jamie Ormerod as Director of Development in a move to bolster its non-scripted development team. The move accompanies recent hires of Tom Sutton as Senior Development Producer and Alice O’Brien as Development Assistant Producer.
Ormerod‘s appointment build on the company’s growth since its launch in 2012 and supports its burgeoning non-scripted portfolio. Headed up by Creative Director Non-Scripted, David Williams, the department’s recent credits include ITV2’s Celebrity Showmance and E4’s Walk of Shame Shuttle as well as When Do You Get Off? for ITVBe.
The new recruit joins Keshet Productions UK’s growing non-scripted development team which includes the industry-leading creatives behind some of the genre’s landmark shows, including Celebrity Big Brother, Wife Swap, Dragons Den, Made In Chelsea and Playing It Straight. The indie led by Managing Director, Sammy Nourmand, is also known for its breakthrough scripted productions including Channel 4 comedy-drama Loaded and returning BBC One series The A Word.
Jamie Ormerod brings a wealth of experience to the position, having previously served as a Creative Director at Endemol Shine and Executive Producer for Tuesday’s Child and the BBC, working in entertainment and comedy entertainment. He co-created the ITV daytime hits Golden Balls and Tenable and devised That Puppet Gameshow with The Jim Henson Company for BBC One.
Jamie Ormerod, Director of Development, Keshet Productions UK, says, “There are very few teams as experienced, imaginative and downright lovely as the folks at Keshet Productions UK. I can’t wait to create some daring and innovative entertainment ideas with David and the team.”
David Williams, Creative Director Non-Scripted, Keshet Productions UK, says, “This is an exciting chapter in the growth of Keshet Productions UK. Jamie, alongside Tom and Alice bring a breadth of experience and passion for creating standout TV, and I have no doubt they’ll play a huge role in shaping our next wave of original entertainment programming.”