For immediate release:
London/Hampshire, Thursday 30th September 2021 – UK indie Woodcut Media has hired Jo Enyori to the newly created position of Head of Development, effective immediately.
With a solid and impressive track record in development and production that spans 19 years, Jo will report to Woodcut’s CEO Kate Beal, and will work for the whole group (Woodcut Media, Bristol based Woodcut West and Woodcut International). She will focus on developing factual content across all of Woodcut’s key genres as the company continues to expand its development priorities, whist extending its reach within the UK and internationally.
She joins Woodcut from Attaboy TV where she served as Head of Development working across a broad range of genres such as True Crime, Natural History, Space, Engineering, and Lifestyle formats whilst working mainly with UK, US and Australian channels.
Over the years she has held Head of Development positions with both a domestic and international focus with the likes of Acme Films, Hunch Media, Transparent Television and Barcroft Productions. Her numerous commissions include Inside the Ku Klux Klan, I Do at 92, and Shocking Emergency Calls for C4; Shallow Graves and 999: Killer on the Line for CI; Hitched in Vegas (5Star, Lifetime US) and Babies Behaving Badly (Discovery) to name a few. Jo has also been a Development Producer and Series Producer on various productions such as Bloody Tales (Nat Geo), So You Think You’re Safe (Sky One) and the award-winning series My New Best Friend (C4) and many more.
Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media said: “Hiring a Head of Development has been on our radar for a while, especially since the launch of our Bristol based operation. It’s great to have Jo join our team. She is a very talented executive whose extensive credits and strong industry relationships in the UK and internationally will make a striking contribution to our business as we continue to move into our next phase of growth.”
Jo Enyori commented: “Woodcut is a very diverse, innovative and well-respected production company and I have long admired their output. I am really looking forward to working with Kate and her senior team across the group’s businesses and developing the next wave of Woodcut returnable series.”
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol, Woodcut Media (part of the Anthology Group of businesses), is one of the leading indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. As well as being a leading TRUE CRIME producer (The Killer Within, Surviving a Serial Killer, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, World’s Most Evil Killers…), Woodcut’s catalogue also features SPECIALIST FACTUAL series (Tony Robinsons: Forgotten War Stories, Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, The Secret History of World War II, the hit ‘Combat’ franchise Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines..), PREMIUM DOCS/TALENT LED (Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Joseph and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Cut from a Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba, The Ivy…), FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT shows (Paranormal Captured, How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks..). Woodcut works with multiple broadcasters worldwide such as Channel 5, Channel 4, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, CI, HISTOIRE TV, to name a few. Towards the end of 2020 and as part of the company’s expansion, Woodcut launched Woodcut International, a distribution company, as well as a new Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual. www.woodcutmedia.com
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