Kate Beal, Chief Executive Officer
After a decade at ITV where she rose to Series Producer at the age of 25, Kate founded KMB Productions Ltd at 27 and within three years a major independent, Talent Group PLC, approached Kate to buy her company, which became Talent TV South. There Kate went from strength to strength, producing hit shows for broadcasters such as ITV, A+E Networks UK, UKTV and TLC’s break out factual hit, Tina Malone: Pregnant at 50.
In 2014 Talent South transformed into Woodcut Media and since then has become one of the fasted growing indies in the UK. Under Kate’s leadership, Woodcut has produced over 150 hours of programming and quintrupled its turnover in less than 5 years. In the UK, Woodcut has become one of the leading crime producers with hit franchise, World’s Most Evil Killer’s now in its fourth 20-part season with Sky. Other key crime commissions include The Krays: The Prison Years with Discovery, Discovery ID’s first ever series commission, Murdered in the Line of Duty and four-part special Jo Frost on for Crime+Investigation. Kate has also been the driving force behind the company’s global specialist factual franchise Combat Trains and Combat Ships and the company’s foray into premium factual with high end access and talent documentaries.
In addition to running Woodcut and executive producing, Kate is a published author by Penguin Random House, a member of the British Screen Advisory Council and an advisory board member for RealScreen.