The Development Partnership names Sarah Freethy as EP for non-scripted TV

The Development Partnership, the London-based sister company to The Artists Partnership, has hired Sarah Freethy as an executive producer for its non-scripted television output.

Freethy (pictured) will work across the talent-led factual projects that are being developed between TDP and factual partner Woodcut Media. Previous joint ventures include the Alfie Allen series A Brief History of Football  for History Channel and A+E Networks and the recently announced Fiennes: Return To The Nile series for National Geographic.

Freethy has more than 25 years of industry experience working across a range of feature and factual programs for Channel 4 and Channel 5. She worked as a producer on the early seasons of Big Brother and was behind the creation of a number of long-running series, including The Hotel Inspector and Country House Rescue.

This past October, UK-based distributor DRG inked an exclusive non-scripted content pact with Woodcut Media and TDP. The agreement has the team jointly developing and producing non-scripted content, with DRG repping future projects co-produced between Woodcut and TDP in the international space.

TDP also hired Ed Clarke as an executive producer working across scripted television and feature films. Clarke is the former head of film and TV at Joe Wright’s Shoebox Films.