London – Thursday 20th April 2017 – UK based Woodcut Media has secured the services of former Discovery Networks producer, Adam Jacobs as Executive Producer, effective immediately.  The announcement was made today by Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media, to whom he will report.  


Based in London, Adam will work on the company’s development slate and commissioned projects currently in production, alongside Kate Beal and Creative Director, Derren Lawford.  He will also play a key role in the development of Woodcut’s male skewed factual slate over the coming months.


Jacobs joins Woodcut Media from Discovery Networks International, where he was Executive Producer, Production & Development (Factual).  Prior to this he was Director, Factual Programming, UK & Western Europe for Discovery Communications.  His tenure at Discovery spanned approximately10 years, having originally joined the Discovery operation as Programming Co-Ordinator in 2006.


Having worked specifically on non-scripted and scripted programming for major international television broadcasters, over the years Jacobs has executive produced high-quality shows for both UK and international markets including The Somme: The First 24 Hours with Tony Robinson, The Great Shark Chase with Monty Halls and British Treasure American Gold with Jesse McClure, as well as acquiring award-winning third party titles such as Top Gear, Ross Kemp On Gangs, Dynamo Magician Impossible, Outback Truckers and Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson.


“We have known Adam for a good few years since our first collaboration on Woodcut’s The Krays: The Prison Years, which he executive produced.  He is a highly-rated industry executive with a stellar track record, and we are confident that his contribution to our company’s continued expansion will speak for itself,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.


“I am thrilled to be joining the ambitious team at Woodcut Media. Having collaborated with Kate in the past and built a strong relationship, I am now looking forward to working with her in developing an exciting new slate of ideas for the company,” added Adam Jacobs.


About Woodcut Media:

With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being one of the leading true crime producers in the UK (Holloway: Women Behind Bars, The Krays: The Prison Years and Murder Casebook), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Defenders of the Sky and Combat Trains),premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman.  Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100.