WOODCUT MEDIA APPOINTS JINAL PATEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Tuesday 7th April, 2015 – UK based Woodcut Media has appointed Jinal Patel as Executive Producer, effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Kate Beal, Chief Executive Officer and Joint Creative Director, Woodcut Media, to whom she will report.

Based in London, Ms. Patel will work on the company’s development slate and commissioned projects, alongside Kate Beal and Joint Creative Director, Derren Lawford. She will also play an integral role in the expansion and development of Woodcut Media internationally over the coming months.

Jinal joins Woodcut Media from A+E Networks UK, where she was Senior Commissioning and Acquisitions Editor. Her activities focused on Crime & Investigation Network and Lifetime in the UK and across EMEA. During this period she was responsible for acquiring some of the most successful non-scripted series for Lifetime including The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which averaged over 200% above slot average.

She executive produced two of the most successful series for Crime & Investigation Network with Britain’s Darkest Taboos and Crimes that Shook Britain. Patel also commissioned and executive produced formats across the US and Australia, including the RTS award-winning programme I Survived 9/11. Her tenure at A+E Networks UK spanned 10 years, where she held numerous acquisitions roles, prior to becoming Senior Commissioning and Acquisitions Editor in 2011.

“As Woodcut continues to grow, we have been looking to enhance our creative leadership and expand our team. Jinal not only shares our company’s values and passion for excellent programme-making, but also brings with her substantial expertise in the crime genre, which will no doubt bolster our existing strong track record in that area,” said Kate Beal, Chief Executive Officer & Joint Creative Director, Woodcut Media.

“This is a great opportunity for me to join the Woodcut team during this exciting period of growth and expansion. I very much look forward to working on various projects and bringing new contacts and ideas to the table,” added Jinal Patel.

About Woodcut Media:

With offices in London and Hampshire (UK), Woodcut Media specialises in the production of documentaries, specialist factual and factual entertainment, as well as lifestyle programming, providing innovative and entertaining programmes for UK and international broadcasters. Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer Kate Beal, who over the years has established strong relations with key broadcasters such as A+E Networks, Discovery Networks, ITV, and UK TV, to mention just a few, as well as partnerships with leading distributors such as DRG, Content Media, Sky Vision, TCB Media Rights and Flame Distribution.

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